In the months and years after the disastrous Citizens United Supreme Court decision, the Koch brothers and other extraordinarily wealthy families showed a willingness to spend billions of dollars to elect right-wing candidates to the Senate, the House, governors' mansions and the presidency of the United States. These billionaires already own much of our economy. That, apparently, is not enough. Now, they want to own the United States government as well.
A judge in Tuscaloosa, Alabama ruled that court-ordered desegregation was no longer necessary for that county's school. Since the ruling in 2000, a sort of time warp has occurred, sending Tuscaloosa back into a pre-civil rights movement age.
Federal agents have been cracking down on Medicare fraud across the country. Too bad the Medicare system's inefficiencies can't keep. Doctors that have been arrested or sanctioned are still receiving payouts.
Oklahoma's anti-gay marriage law was ruled unconstitutional in December, but the ruling was stayed pending appeal. Well, the appeal is underway, and there are some positive signs the ruling will be upheld.