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Tuberculosis Contamination May Spread in Florida Due to Cutbacks by Florida Gov. Rick Scott
Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: "The governor of the Sunshine State - if criminal justice were fair and not subject to granting the wealthy impunity - would very possibly be serving a prison term instead of being ensconced in Florida's governor's mansion. Therefore, it is tragically ironic that, according to The Political Carnival, 'Florida sends TB patients to [a] $35-a-night motel,' and that Rick Scott's state government is 'accused of [the] covering up of the worst TB outbreak in 20 years.'"
William Rivers Pitt, Truthout: "A nation that cannot summon the will or self-interest to turn out more than 60 percent of its populace during a presidential election is a nation that happily puts its own neck in the noose, and then pules like a spoiled child when the rope chafes and constricts."
Chris Hedges, Truthdig: "Fraternities, sororities and football, along with other outsized athletic programs, have decimated most major American universities. They have inverted the traditional values of scholarship to turn four years of college into a mindless quest for collective euphoria and athletic dominance."
Kingsley Dennis, Truthout: "Much of the world has been plunged into a state of mental and emotional warfare; the heightened activities of terrifying peace now characterize the social construction of the global war on terror."
Dean Baker, Truthout: "Many of the same folks who brought the economy to ruin just a few years ago are now going to come up with a plan that is supposed to set the budget and the economy on a forward path. At the center of their proposal are big cuts in Social Security and Medicare."
Shihab Rattansi, Al Jazeera English: "Extreme police tactics are not a new phenomenon in the US. But in the age of social media, police violence, such as the shooting of unarmed people and the use of pepper spray and taser guns, is being documented for the world to see."
In today's On the News segment: The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform finds for-profit colleges pay executives massive salaries based solely on schools' profitability, a Koch-bankrolled climate scientist hired to debunk climate change evidence bites the wealthy hand that feeds him, Justice Antonin Scalia tells Fox News there's no right to privacy in the Constitution, and more.
Uwe-Jurgen Ness, Uwe-Jurgen Ness: "In the last few days, the UN Security Council passed two resolutions on the civil war in Syria, on the basis of which the first part of a UN mission was delegated in order to ensure a ceasefire. What the media coverage misses is the question of what position the Security Council is taking vis-a-vis the use of force: who will answer for acts of violence and violations of human rights?"
Benjamin Dangl, Toward Freedom: Shortly after taking office, Federico Franco's right-wing government fast-tracked a deal for a $4 billion dollar aluminum plant on the shores of the Parana River and moved ahead to approve the use of GMO cotton seeds.
Stephen Salisbury, TomDispatch: While the media is saturated by coverage of the Aurora movie theater shootings, police continue to shoot and kill people across the country: Many are young; many are people of color; some are armed; and some, like Manuel Diaz in Anaheim, are not.