Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.
Friday, November 24, 2017
Art Levine

How The VA Promoted The Opioid Crisis

Late one summer night in 2014, Kevin Keller broke into his best friend’s home. Keller was a U.S. Navy vet wracked with constant pain, and because his right arm had been crippled by a stroke, he had to use his left hand to scrawl a note of apology to his buddy: “Marty, Sorry I broke into your house and took your gun to end the pain! FU VA!!!

October 15, 2017
Trump

Pundits Focused On Trump’s Craziness Are Ignoring His Threat To Mentally Ill People And Addicts

Even as pundits and political observers, including former intelligence director James Clapper and some House Democrats, are increasingly questioning President Trump’s mental stability, they’re not paying nearly as much attention to the threat he poses to people already proven to be grappling with mental illness, addiction and chronic pain.

September 2, 2017
Christian

Life Inside Alabama’s Sadistic Christian Bootcamp

Today, in the United States, there is a multibillion-dollar industry for residential treatment—one that sells an illusory promise to desperate parents: Your children’s addictions and mental health problems can be cured with a relatively quick (and usually expensive) fix.

March 2, 2017