In the United States, we have a labyrinth of tax subsidies and vouchers, and an endless line of private interests looking to cash in on social services. Don’t call that a welfare state — it’s not. And we deserve better.
In 1951 the United States government passed a law requiring all men between the ages of 18 to 26 to register for the draft. During the Korean War (1950-1953) 80,000 men attempted to dodge the draft. During the Vietnam War (1955 - 1975) over 570,000 men dodged the draft, 210,000 of them were formally accused, and 3,250 were imprisoned. (Side note, 58,000 US soldiers died in the Vietnam War, over 1 million North Vietnamese and Viet Cong fighters died, and an estimated 2 million civilians...
In many countries you can buy inexpensive eyeglasses and contact lenses without a prescription. That's not the case in the United States. In 2016 the American Optometric Association (AOA) spent $1.8 million lobbying and another $1.4 million in campaign contributions to ensure corrective lenses are expensive for Americans, and therefore highly profitable. Yascha Mounk, a contributing writer at The Atlantic, writes in her article, "The Great American Eye-Exam Scam:"
A shooting in Pensacola, Florida, on Friday that left at least four people dead was the second mass killing on a U.S. military installation in three days and followed a spate of deadly gun violence throughout the country this summer.
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A minor geomagnetic storm is to thank for the enchanting aurora borealis becoming visible in some parts of the norther U.S. on Wednesday night.
The Department of Commerce has again extended the temporary general license allowing American companies to sell to Huawei, the embattled Chinese tech company. The existing temporary license was set to expire Monday.