Life, Death and Insulin

As the cost of the lifesaving medication skyrockets, some desperate diabetics are rationing — and risking their lives. Was Alec Raeshawn Smith one of them?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/magazine/wp/2019/01/07/feature/insulin-is-a-lifesaving-drug-but-it-has-become-intolerably-expensive-and-the-consequences-can-be-tragic/

-Washington Post; 1/7/2019

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AT&T eliminated more than 10,000 US jobs in 2018, union says

“Iconic U.S. telecom giant AT&T received an unprecedented windfall from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which President Trump signed into law in December 2017,” CWA said in its report. “But despite this massive boost to its profits, the company is choosing to undercut and offshore American jobs.”

https://thehill.com/policy/technology/424157-att-eliminated-more-than-10000-us-jobs-in-2018-union-says

-The Hill; 1/7/2019

RNC Misleads on ‘Immoral’ Democratic Bill

Republican National Committee tweets in recent days have attacked a Democratic-sponsored bill in the House as “immoral” because it “would spend $54 billion taxpayer dollars on foreign countries” but not address “the border crisis here at home.”

But that’s the same amount that Republican-controlled appropriations committees approved in June for the State Department’s operations and programs, which includes foreign assistance.

https://www.factcheck.org/2019/01/rnc-misleads-on-immoral-democratic-bill/

-FactCheck.org; 1/7/2019