There is, of course, an obvious solution to this problem: Accepting the billions of federal dollars available to expand Medicaid coverage to adults below 138 percent of poverty.

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

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...