February 2018 | Hillman Foundation

Clear It With Sidney

Notes on journalism for the common good, by Lindsay Beyerstein

February 2018

Sidney's Picks: Trump's Betrayals, Mass Shootings, and Reward Points

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F Delventhal, Creative Commons

The Best of the Week’s News

Sidney's Picks: Kelly's Disgrace, Black Lung, & Kratom Follies

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Michael Kray, Creative Commons. Shows the powdered leaves of kratom, a Southeast Asian plant in the coffee family, which has been used as a remedy for opioid dependence and chronic pain for centuries, and which the FDA is seeking to ban. 

The Best of the Week’s News

Sidney's Picks: ER Catch-22, Tax Cut Follies, and Fat Leonard

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Michael B., Creative Commons. 

The Best of the Week’s News

  • Insurers exploit the ER Catch-22: You don’t know if it’s an emergency unless you go to the ER 
     
  • The GOP tax cuts are draining the treasury even faster than expected. 
     
  • Green Card veteran starts hunger strike to protest impending deportation. 
     
  • How “Fat Leonard” infiltrated the Navy’s 7th Fleet with spectacular bribes