Wyoming's Republican governor, Matt Mead, announced that he won't expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act -- thus he will prevent 16,000 low-income Wyoming residents from obtaining health insurance and also reject $750 million in federal money over the next seven years. What possible reason could he have, except cruel political spite?
Democratic state Sen. Evan Jenkins, who switched to Republican to run for Congress, says in a campaign ad that the Affordable Care Act is "a mess and it's getting worse every single day." We can't understand why Republicans want to kill the ACA and take medical treatment away from 30 million less-privileged Americans.
At Ohio State University, Gordon Gee was paid $1.9 million a year. That's amazing -- a college president earning half as much as a football coach.
Bearing arms in West Virginia: Antonio "Shake" Collins was sentenced to 13 to 50 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to shooting two men in the face at a Charleston 7-Eleven store because one of the men bumped into him.
Sign at Cross Lanes Church of Christ: "Would you want you as a neighbor?"
***Although America's "mainline" churches keep shrinking, the Assemblies of God proudly announced that it grew 1.8 percent last year, to 3 million U.S. members, and grew to 66 million worldwide. Religion News Service says the Pentecostal denomination focuses on "speaking in tongues (glossalalia), faith-healing, prophecy, and a practice called 'slain in the spirit,' in which a person falls to the ground as a result of a Holy Spirit encounter."