Prison mortality is approach up over the previous decade, and plenty of inmates die whereas awaiting trial.

Night Owls is a themed open thread showing at Daily Kos seven days every week.


Selected excerpts from the March version of Harper’s Index (not but on-line):

  • Percentage improve final 12 months in use of the phrase “technical difficulties” throughout company earnings calls: 310
  • In use of the phrase “you’re on mute”: 1,000
  • Of the phrase “unprecedented times”: 70,830
  • Estimated portion of nations that can be poorer in 2100 than they might have been with out local weather change: ¾
  • Projected proportion change in common earnings by 2100 within the poorest 20 % of nations: -75
  • In the richest 20 % of nations: 0
  • Percentage of oldsters aged 27 to 45 who’ve “a negative vision of the future”: 92
  • Who remorse having youngsters: 6
  • Percentage improve within the mortality fee in giant U.S. jails over the previous decade: 35
  • Portion of inmates who died throughout that interval who had been awaiting trial: 2/3
  • Estimated proportion improve within the variety of U.S. deaths final 12 months: 15
  • Year wherein the United States final noticed so nice a rise: 1918
  • Percentage of Americans who consider that 2021 can be higher than 2020 for them personally: 44
  • Who consider that 2021 can be higher for the world: 37

THREE OTHER ARTICLES WORTH READING

Unity Over Bipartisanship, by Tom Perriello. Genuine bipartisanship is essentially illusory. To ship for Americans, Democrats want unity.

Lindsey Graham Predicts Kamala Harris Impeachment if GOP Retakes House, by Justin Baragona. The South Carolina senator additionally mentioned that the Republican Party wants to totally embrace Trump and make him the face of the get together in the event that they wish to win shifting ahead.

The Environmental Threat You’ve Never Heard Of, by Doug Johnson. It’s referred to as coastal darkening, and scientists are simply starting to discover its rising risk to all kinds of marine life.

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On this date at Daily Kos in 2012Orrin Hatch claims abortion is ’95 %’ of what Planned Parenthood does:

Sen. Orrin Hatch is a hardcore old-school conservative. For a lot of latest historical past he was thought-about a conservative stalwart within the senate. That’s not ok for contemporary conservatism, nevertheless, which relies on being so completely batshit regressive that Ronald Reagan seems like a communist by comparability, and so Hatch has had his work minimize out for him currently attempting to placate a base that considers him a traitor to the trigger.

Which would possibly clarify statements like this, from Hatch:

Look, everyone knows that Planned Parenthood does 400,000 abortions a 12 months or extra, and but that is supported by the federal authorities. They declare that cash is not, uh, they do not use federal funds, properly, about 95 % of all they do, from what I perceive, is abortion.

Oh! In the senate playbook we name that “Pulling a Kyl.” Last 12 months, on the ground of the Senate, Sen. Jon Kyl famously declared abortion was “well over 90 percent of what Planned Parenthood does.” It was an assertion so clearly and profoundly false that his workplace might do nothing however problem a now-famous press assertion that his declare was “not intended to be a factual statement.” Then, after turning into a nationwide laughingstock (properly, extra so, anyway) Kyl “revised his remarks” within the congressional file to erase the declare, which you are able to do if you’re a senator, and which I believe senators consider alters the material of spacetime in such a approach as to make the factor not have ever occurred.

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