U.S. War Footprint Grows in Middle East, With No Endgame in Sight – NYTimes.com

U.S. War Footprint Grows in Middle East, With No Endgame in Sight – NYTimes.com https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/03/29/world/middleeast/us-war-footprint-grows-in-middle-east.html By BEN HUBBARD and MICHAEL R. GORDON March 29, 2017 Civilians in Mosul waited for aid this month. American forces have stepped up airstrikes in support of Iraqi forces’ fight for the city. Ivor Prickett for The New York Times BEIRUT, Lebanon — The United […] more…

100-year-old SF woman dies after years of eviction battles – SFGate

100-year-old SF woman dies after years of eviction battles – SFGate http://m.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/100-year-old-SF-woman-dies-after-years-of-11033617.php Photo: Santiago Mejia, Special To The Chronicle Iris Canada, 100, laughs as she sees herself on television, Tuesday, April 12, 2016 in San Francisco, Calif. Canada died over the weekend following a long legal fight to stave off eviction from the Western … […] more…

Medicare for all: SF’s gift to the nation – San Francisco Chronicle

Medicare for all: SF’s gift to the nation – San Francisco Chronicle http://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/Medicare-for-all-SF-s-gift-to-the-nation-11031571.php By David Talbot • March 28, 2017 Updated: March 28, 2017 6:00am From left, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.,… Happy days are here again, for now. The Trumpcare fiasco last week produced many joyous results — like reviving the […] more…

Democratic National Committee Asks Its Entire Staff To Resign | The Huffington Post

Democratic National Committee Asks Its Entire Staff To Resign | The Huffington Post http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_58dadbabe4b01ca7b427cf12 The new chairman, Tom Perez, is starting to shake things up. The Democratic National Committee asked for the resignation of all its staff members after former Labor Secretary Tom Perez was elected chairman of the party body at the end of […] more…

Facial recognition database used by FBI is out of control, House committee hears | Technology | The Guardian

Facial recognition database used by FBI is out of control, House committee hears | Technology | The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/mar/27/us-facial-recognition-database-fbi-drivers-licenses-passports?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other Database contains photos of half of US adults without consent, and algorithm is wrong nearly 15% of time and is more likely to misidentify black people Olivia Solon in San Francisco • Monday 27 March 2017 […] more…

China state firms eye land around Panama Canal: waterway authority

China state firms eye land around Panama Canal: waterway authority http://www.businessinsider.com/r-china-state-firms-eye-land-around-panama-canal-waterway-authority-2017-3 3m 53 A floating gate opens for the Chinese COSCO container vessel named Andronikos navigating through the Agua Clara locks during the first ceremonial pass through the newly expanded Panama Canal in Agua Clara.Thomson Reuters SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese state firms have expressed an […] more…

The shape of the housing battle to come – 48 hills

http://48hills.org/2017/03/16/housing-battle/ Safai, Breed pit middle class against lower-income people March 16, 2017 You could see the shape of the next big housing battle at today’s Planning Commission hearing, where Sups. Ahsha Safai, London Breed, Jane Kim, and Aaron Peskin presented competing plans for mandatory affordable units in market-rate developments. more…

The Best Exercise for Aging Muscles – NYTimes.com

The Best Exercise for Aging Muscles – NYTimes.com https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/03/23/well/move/the-best-exercise-for-aging-muscles.html March 23, 2017 Well The toll that aging takes on a body extends all the way down to the cellular level. But the damage accrued by cells in older muscles is especially severe, because they do not regenerate easily and they become weaker as their mitochondria, […] more…

and so it goes…

Congress is currently considering passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). This bill would repeal large portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including most of its sources of revenue, and it would introduce significant changes to the Medicaid program and the private nongroup insurance market. We use the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center Microsimulation […] more…

What the G.O.P. Doesn’t Get About Who Pays for Health Care – The New Yorker

What the G.O.P. Doesn’t Get About Who Pays for Health Care – The New Yorker http://www.newyorker.com/business/adam-davidson/what-the-g-o-p-doesnt-get-about-who-pays-for-health-care?mbid=gnep&intcid=gnep&google_editors_picks=true Adam Davidson•March 23, 2017 Paul Ryan’s health-care bill is under attack from conservatives who believe that the government shouldn’t force citizens to pay for the health care of others.PHOTOGRAPH BY MARK PETERSON / REDUX A few years ago, a […] more…
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