Thursday, May 28, 2015

Late Night Roundup: The Loose Cannon Cop Meets Reality

On The Nightly Show, Larry Wilmore looked at the new police reforms in Cleveland to stop brutality and build community trust — and the negative impact they will have on the kind of loose cannon cop that Americans love to watch in the movies.

Jon Stewart highlighted the indictments of FIFA — and the fact that it somehow took 24 years to finally nail down the notoriously corrupt international soccer federation.

‘I’m Going To March’

Last Sunday, 88-year-old Lois Mickey Nash sat in church as talk swirled around her about an upcoming march through the streets of Cleveland, and she made a decision.

“I’m going to march,” she said to herself. Not her usual thing to do.

After church, she announced her plans to her 89-year-old sister, Catherine Mickey Johnson, and to her niece, too.

“I’m going to march,” she told them. “I need to see everyone come together.”

This was the day after a common pleas judge absolved Cleveland police Officer Michael Brelo, who is white, in the shooting deaths of two unarmed civilians who were black.…

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Shocking Sloppiness Won’t Doom the Health Reforms

How many politicians, aides, lobbyists, lawyers, insurance moguls, professional groups, and interns — both the political and medical kind — agonized over the details in the Affordable Care Act? The number is big.

But despite thousands of hands in the kitchen, the final product included four words that cast doubt on a cornerstone of the reforms — subsidies for those buying coverage on federal health insurance exchanges. Unbelievable.

Diehard foes of the reforms have weaponized those words as a means to kill the law. They argue in the Supreme Court case King v. Burwell that specifically offering subsidies for plans bought on exchanges “established by the state” means no help for those going to federal exchanges.…

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