How a Gulf Settlement That BP Once Hailed Became Its Target | The New York Times – A 2012 settlement on economic damages related to the oil spill didn’t work out as BP intended, so they have gone on the offensive: “In full-page newspaper ads, interviews and a gusher of court filings, BP officials have insisted that their good intentions are being hijacked by greedy lawyers and underhanded claimants.”
A Walmart Fortune, Spreading Charter Schools | The New York Times – The Walton Family Foundation has massively subsidized “an entire charter school system in the nation’s capital, helping to fuel enrollment growth so that close to half of all public school students in the city now attend charters, which receive taxpayer dollars but are privately operated.” The article says the foundation’s support for charters in Washington D.C. is a “microcosm of its spending across the country.”
In a neighborhood that has otherwise quieted after the demolition of the St. Thomas public housing development, on this two-block stretch seven people were shot or killed between 2007 and 2012, neighbors told NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune.
Oklahoma is using a new and untested combination/dosage of these [execution] drugs, which leads to questions about whether any negative effects of the combination could violate the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual suffering, defense attorneys have argued.
Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and...
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