Tag: USA

“Yes, But What About….”

David Whelan provides a stunning display of ‘whataboutery’ in CiF: The awful events in Oklahoma City have captured the world’s attention and concern. As I write this from the United Kingdom, 24 people have been killed and reports of 10…

Don’t Laugh At The Funny Yanks…

…we aren’t that far behind them: According to MSNBC, Fox News Baltimore, and a host of other media outlets, the latest case of OMG (oh my gosh, or perhaps it should be called “oh my guns”) an incident involving Josh…

Oh, Yes, Do Put Your Trust In New York’s Legislation-Slingers, Ms Walshe!

Sadhbh Walshe (film-maker and CiF’s go-to gal for articles on how awful the US prison system is) is branching out, tackling the thorny subject of women’s pay ‘inequality’: To modernize Jane Austen’s famous line: it is a truth universally acknowledged…

Saving, not drowning

Why do people get fired? Yes, I know that in many areas legislation seems to protect anyone from getting fired at all these days and that, say, fiddling your expenses might get you fired in your job but not if…

White Is Right!

But only when it comes to milk, of course. At least, according to Anna M Clark (president of EarthPeople, in case you were wondering. No ‘take me to your leader!’ jokes, please..): “Why are the children drinking pink milk?” asked…

Out Of The Mouths Of… Errr…

Twenty-three-year-old Dominique Pleasant is sitting nearby with her two daughters. They’re all drinking cans of cola. Like more than a quarter of people in the Bronx, Dominique qualifies for food stamps. “Food stamps is free money from the government to…