Suicides

Death By Foreclosure

The economists concluded in a paper published this month by the National Bureau of Economic Research that an increase of 100 foreclosures corresponded to a 7.2% rise in emergency room visits and hospitalizations for hypertension, and an 8.1% increase for diabetes, among people aged 20 to 49.

The Lunatic's Manual

Bob Herbert at the NY Times had an impassioned op-ed last week on the insanity of our forces staying in Afghanistan even as all indications note that

Mike's Blog Roundup

The Left Coaster: The Bush administration's systematic destruction of the US military continues. Consortiumblog: VA debated PR plan on Vets' suicides