Tamiko Beyer's poem serves as a painful reminder of how "horde white-hot power" causes "rage that liquefies/ our hearts, whole communities."
VIDEO: Samantha Bee Begs Hillary Clinton to Turn Back Time and Unsay What She Said About the Reagans
The "Full Frontal" host could only explain Hillary Clinton's erroneous statement that Ronald and Nancy Reagan had started a national conversation about HIV and AIDS by quipping that Clinton had "apparently suffered a stroke."
Hillary Clinton on Friday afternoon walked back a gross misstatement in which she had praised the recently deceased former first lady Nancy Reagan and President Reagan for starting “a national conversation” on the deadly AIDS virus.
Embattled Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli apparently did not show up for his hearing Thursday before the House Oversight Committee with a mind to shift public opinion in his favor or convince attendant legislators that he held anything resembling respect for the proceedings.
Apparently, being a loudmouth racist politician doesn't put you in the best place with your customers when you own a business; the rise of a "Jewish Islamic State" in the West Bank is quite alarming; and at this point, we should be able to eradicate AIDS, so why haven't we? These discoveries and more after the jump.
The drug company CEO who announced a 5,000 percent increase in the price of a lifesaving drug was forced to back down after Twitter users, the industry and others exploded in outrage. We have three words for these sometimes rude commenters: Good for you.
In case you hadn't heard, last month, Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO and former hedge fund manager Martin Shkreli got hold of the rights to parasite-zapping drug Daraprim, and then he had the bright idea to raise the price from $13.50 to $750 per pill. Now he has a big public relations problem and a self-created health care crisis on his hands.
In the final installment of The Real News Network’s series of interviews on “Reality Asserts Itself,” Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer explains how an infatuation with American culture and an ignorance of American history have led to unbelievable levels of brutality and destruction.
After we learned that the island nation has had a cancer-suppressing vaccine for several years, it seemed impossible the country could have achieved another medical milestone -- until the World Health Organization announced that Cuba had become the "first country to eliminate the transmission of HIV and syphilis from mother to baby."