Picking a decent Healthcare solution … what would you do?


There is a healthcare game to play here via the New York Times, but first a bit of preamble. Because I live in the UK and have personally experienced the UK’s National Health Service I have a rather obvious bias. This perhaps also comes with strong feelings of hostility towards UK conservative political wet-dreams that … Read more

PRRI Poll: US religious landscape undergoing dramatic transformation

A massive new survey from PRRI reveals seismic shifts in the religious landscape within the US. The report is based on findings from the single largest survey of American religious and denominational identity ever conducted, based on interviews with more than 101,000 Americans from all 50 states conducted across 2016. The report includes detailed information about … Read more

Wildfires in 2017 season is global phenomenon – #climate


Wildfires in this 2017 season are a huge problem as vast swathes of land across the United States, Canada, and also in Europe and Siberia are on fire right now. Popular Science has highlighted a few interactive maps so that you can see the scale of what has been going on. US: An interactive version of … Read more

Support for Creationism is declining


Since yesterday was an “Ark Special” posting all about the latest antics at the Answer in Genesis Ark Encounter, it is perhaps appropriate to follow that up with an update on who might take a belief in a 6,000 year old earth seriously. Gallup Data – May 2017 The latest polling data reveals the following … Read more

New US citizens still being welcomed by President Obama

This is quite frankly hilarious. Last Saturday The Hill reports that the welcome letter being sent to some new US citizens is still the Obama one. Six months into the Trump regime and it has still not been updated … New United States citizens participating in naturalization ceremonies around the country have typically received letters … Read more

US Maternal Healthcare is truly shocking

Julia Belluz writes in Vox about the state of maternal healthcare in the US. The article entitled “California decided it was tired of women bleeding to death in childbirth” contains the following graph that sums things up … Let me emphasise what this is telling you. Between the years 1990 and 2016, the numbers of women dying … Read more