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NYT Eliminating Public Editor Role (Jeff C.)
Many news organizations, including The Washington Post, have phased out the role of ombudsman or public editor, an independent voice that serves as a liaison between readers and the newsroom. Add the New York Times to that list.
Trump Administration Draft Rule Targets Contraceptive Coverage (DH)
Under a draft rule from the Trump Administration, your employer will be allowed to deny contraceptive coverage by claiming a religious or moral objection. According to the ACLU, the rule is shameful in its hypocrisy, hurts religious liberty, encourages discrimination and will not reduce litigation as suggested.
Blackwater Founder: ‘American Viceroy’ Should Rule Afghanistan (Jeff C.)
The country, Erik Prince wrote, should be run by “an American viceroy who would lead all U.S. government and coalition efforts — including command, budget, policy, promotion, and contracting — and report directly to the president.”
The Heavy Price of Student Debt on Mental Health (Jimmy)
The research is in: Becoming a debt slave before you’re allowed to buy beer and before your brain is fully formed is not healthy for you.