Patt Morrison for September 21, 2011

Will Kelly Thomas set a precedent for future police brutality cases?

Supporters of Kelly Thomas broke into cheers early Wednesday as Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas announced charges against Officer Manual Ramos and Corporal Jay Cicinelli.

Bank of America ups CA foreclosures by nearly 200 percent

Bank of America increased foreclosures by nearly 200 percent in California between July and August.
If you’re using Xanax, OxyContin, or Vicodin as a coping mechanism, you aren’t alone. Health professionals have noticed a dramatic uptick in the number of people using and addicted to prescription drugs in the United States and are using words like “epidemic” to characterize the problem.

How to teach math? One size may not fit all

Most high school math is completely useless to the majority of adults and "most citizens would be better served by studying how mortgages are priced, how computers are programmed and how the statistical results of a medical trial are to be understood." At least that’s the argument two mathematicians are making.
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