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Recent Fairness Focus Posts

  • climate.jpg Climate change is real, but its deniers "actually enjoy 4.9 percent more English-language media coverage than climate scientists. Maybe print and electronic news editors are predisposed toward conflict as being more exciting..." - Climate  *8/23/19

  • Truckers.jpg Truck drivers may get little thought from other motorists on the highways. But the FreightWaves site says truck drivers are taking a jaundiced view of proposed new driving rules of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.  "I think this proposal is another way for carriers to exploit their drivers," says one driver. – Trucks  (8/18/19) 

  • Charter Schools.jpg Governor Tom Wolf "is taking executive action to reform Pennsylvania's charter school law. He's calling the current regulations flawed and outdated. Gov. Wolf says between charter schools not being held to the same standards as traditional schools, and poor academic performance at charter schools, reform is needed. – Charter Schools  (818/19).  

  • hospital.jpg Forbes provides a treatise on "non-profit" hospitals and the tax breaks they receive over physicians. "Of the roughly 3,900 non-federal, short-term acute care general hospitals in the U.S., 62 percent of them are deemed non-profit. That means, of course, that they are tax exempt. Unlike physicians, they pay no property, state or federal income taxes – not even a sales tax!" - Hospitals  (8/18/19)

  • rick scott.jpg Republican U.S. Senator Rick Scott, of Florida, an NRA member. supports red-flag laws against mentally unstable people owning guns. "You can call it an infringement on rights if you want. I don't care. Just keep guns away from such people." – Guns  (8/15/19)

  • Health.jpg U.S. health and hospital officials pan the Trump Administration's expanded public charge rule "when it  comes to fairness with regard to the treatment of legal immigrants seeking a pathway to citizenship." Critics say it "would discourage legal immigrants from accessing Medicare, Medicaid and other government-sponsored healthcare." – Health  - (8/15/19)

  • Schumer.jpg Preparing for 2020's voting, Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer is pushing a bill he says needs to get passed in the upcoming budget in order to secure the 2020 Presidential election. "If people no longer trust the freeness, fairness, preciseness of our elections, this could be real trouble for our democracy," Schumer says. – Great! Somebody's got to take that challenge seriously. The bill Sen. Schumer is backing was introduced by Sen. Amy Klobochar (D-MN). – Voting  (8/11/19)

  • images.jpg Schadenfreude, a word we don't happen upon often, expresses the opposite of fairness. A post from New Ideas in Psychology explains that "The process of dehumanization may lie at the core of Schadenfreude – the distinctive pleasure people derive from others' misfortune." Makes it a sinister mouthful. - Unfair  (8/13/19)

  • Raids.jpg U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) says "We are a law enforcement agency, not a social services agency." And Donald Trump says it's okay to sweep up parents with their children being elsewhere. So harass families who likely left fearful circumstances.  Is that America? - Raids  (8/9/19)

  • Colleges.jpg Summer and fall of unease: High school students are submitting applications to college and universities of their choice in the hope that they will be treated fairly by the schools involved. – Admissions  (8/8/19)