With the introduction of the Wisconsin state house bill to severely curtail the bargaining and other rights of public sector workers in the state, the long stealth attack on labor and the rights of working people in the US came to a head. The mobilization of tens of thousands of Wisconsin citizens in frequently-bitter weather to protest the bill, contest state supreme court and recall elections showed the rest of the country "what democracy looks like."
A new immigrant detention center for children and families is in Artesia, New Mexico, where children once went to school amid a bleak nuclear landscape.
Ebola is bad news, but it hasn't generated the same kind of fury as that other fast-spreading scourge, namely the Islamic State. The recent beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley has ratcheted up the outrage of U.S. observers.