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Clear It With Sidney

Notes on journalism for the common good, by Lindsay Beyerstein

Clear It with Sidney

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

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F Delventhal, Creative Commons

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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

Sidney's Picks: IndyStar Shines, Obstruction of Justice, and Medical Marijuana

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Photo of a gymnast, for illustration only, by Hjalti Þór Daviðsson, Creative Commons

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Sidney's Picks: Tip Theft, Free Speech, and Abortions Denied

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Tom Driggers, Creative Commons. 

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Sidney's Picks: Spreadsheet Self-Defense, Dick Durbin, and the Carrier Con

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LCCR and LCCREF, Creative Commons.

Sidney’s Picks: The Best of the Week’s News

Sidney's Picks: Killer Garbage, Freezing Schools, & Open Secrets

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Jeffrey Beals, Creative Commons.

Sidney’s Picks: The Best of the Week’s News

Sidney's Picks: Kalven's Victory, Tip Theft, Trench Death, and "The Pope"

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Patricia Evans

Sidney’s Picks: The Best of the Week’s News

  • Hillman Prize-winner Jamie Kalven wins his legal battle to protect his sources! Thanks to all who signed our statement of support.
     
  • Study: Employers would steal $5.8 billion in tips under Trump administration’s proposed rule 
     
  • Deaths from trench accidents doubled in 2016.
     
  • A Kentucky state legislator takes his own life after two Sidney Award-winners expose him as a fraud and a predator

Sidney's Picks: Kalven's Crusade, Weinstein's Silence, and Legalized Theft

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Photo credit: Patricia Evans

The Best of the Week’s News 

Sidney's Picks: Class Warfare, Michael Flynn, and Chronic Pain

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Scott Stults, Creative Commons. 

Sidney’s Picks: The Best of the Week’s News

  • The Senate seems poised to pass a tax bill that raises taxes on working people and slashes them for corporations. 
     
  • Michael Flynn pleads guilty to a tell-tale single charge of lying to federal investigators…suggesting he flipped on someone more senior.
     
  • Chronic pain patients are becoming collateral damage in the opioid crisis. 
     
  • Sexual harassment is a blue collar problem, too.
     
  • Our friends at the Investigative Fund are looking for a senior editor to direct the Ida B. Wells fellowship program. 

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