In Ohio, some coroners have run out of space for the bodies of overdose victims and have to use a mobile, refrigerated morgue. In West Virginia, state burial funds have been exhausted burying overdose victims.
Senators from states that expanded coverage under the ACA are pressing to continue that funding as long as possible. Senators from non-expansion states are more willing to roll back federal support without a lengthy transition.
California is the center of a campaign to make pension funds divest from fossil fuels, which would lead to stunning losses of up to $3 trillion for public employees looking to retire. But that's not even the worst of it.
If Bill Gates distributed his $89 billion fortune equally among the world’s 7.5 billion people, everyone would receive only $12.The whole exercise would be largely pointless. The same goes for student loan refinancing.
Last year, emissions from the electric power sector fell to the lowest level in nearly 30 years, thanks to innovation. How much further will carbon emissions from U.S. power plants have to fall to calm the environmental doomsayers?