You can work full time but not have the money to fix your teeth – visible reminders of the divide between rich and poor. The country is way too divided between well-off people and people struggling for everything — even to see the dentist. High-end cosmetic dentistry is soaring, and better-off Americans spend well over $1 billion each year just to make their teeth a few shades whiter. Millions of others rely on charity clinics and hospital emergency rooms to treat painful and neglected teeth.
Appointing Sam Clovis as the USDA’s “chief scientist” would be like appointing someone without a medical background to lead the National Institutes of Health. The USDA post includes overseeing scientific integrity within the agency.
Every time FBI Director James B. Comey appeared in public, an ever-watchful President Trump grew increasingly agitated that the topic was the one that he was most desperate to avoid: Russia. Trump had long questioned Comey’s loyalty and judgment, and was infuriated by what he viewed as the director’s lack of action in recent weeks on leaks from within the federal government. By last weekend, he had made up his mind: Comey had to go.
Katherine Phillips, a professor at Columbia University’s business school, explains: “Assuming you have women in the room and they are senators, too, then absolutely, having them in the room could have an impact,” she said. “My research would suggest even if [the female senator] doesn’t say something different, that it would trigger the men in the room to consider that there may be alternative viewpoints to the issue they’re addressing.”
Behind Comey’s firing: Trump had grown enraged by the Russia investigation frustrated by his inability to control the mushrooming narrative around Russia. He repeatedly asked aides why the Russia investigation wouldn’t disappear he would sometimes scream at television clips about the probe, one adviser said. The president deliberated for more than a week before ousting the FBI chief who was investigating Trump associates.
The president of the United States, who is no more above the law than any other citizen, has now decisively crippled the F.B.I.’s ability to carry out an investigation of him and his associates. There is no guarantee that Mr. Comey’s replacement, who will be chosen by Mr. Trump, will continue that investigation; in fact, there are already hints to the contrary.
The letter firing Comey doesn’t actually add much to the public record or suggest extensive behind-the-scenes fact-gathering; it’s basically a summary anyone could have written in an afternoon. “The Rosenstein memo is dated…today. So there was no real recommendation from DOJ. Trump wanted to do it, and they created a paper trail.”
Republican legislation, if signed into law, it will be virtually impossible for a victim of discrimination to win in court. Ultimately, they say, it will act as a shield for the perpetrators of discrimination, harassment and other wrongdoing (the Senate sponsor of the legislation owns a company that’s currently being sued for discrimination).
Greitens has declined to talk about some basic questions of governance, such as the Senate’s refusal to vote on his top appointments and questions about whether security levels in the Statehouse are adequate. He gave the same non-response when asked about his plan to cut state-funded care for 20,000 disabled Missourians .