Saturday Link Love: Gerrymandering, Unpaid Medical Bills, and Japanese Concentration Camps

Saturday Link Love: Gerrymandering, Unpaid Medical Bills, and Japanese Concentration Camps July 13, 2019

Saturday Link Love is a feature where I collect and post links to various articles I’ve come upon over the past week. Feel free to share any interesting articles you’ve come along as well! The more the merrier!

Red Tape, Duct Tape: The Unexpected Saga of Getting and Keeping My Wheelchair, on Monica Engle Thomas—“[W]hen the emergency technician showed up around 8:00 and rolled in the loaner chair, I knew I was in trouble.”

The Case Against Marriage: What You Lose When You Gain a Spouse, on The Atlantic—“What is lost by making marriage the most central relationship in a culture?”

Partisan Gerrymandering Isn’t The Supreme Court’s Problem Anymore, on FiveThirtyEight—“Justice Elena Kagan’s dissent was scathing. ‘For the first time ever, this Court refuses to remedy a constitutional violation because it thinks the task beyond judicial capabilities,’ she wrote in her opening sentence.”

The Chilling Story of Three Women Haunted by the Same Rapist—And How the Law Failed Them, on Mother Jones—“By the time the investigators told Hunter about Rea in March 2018, she had given up hope the case would ever be solved. ‘I stopped fantasizing about this guy getting caught a long, long time ago,’ she says.”

Low-Wage Workers Are Being Sued for Unpaid Medical Bills by a Nonprofit Christian Hospital That Employs Them, on ProPublica—“Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has sued many of its own employees over unpaid medical bills and garnishes their wages; its health care plan prevents them from going to competitors with better financial assistance.”

Dorothea Lange’s Censored Photographs of FDR’s Japanese Concentration Camps, on Anchor Editions—“The military seized her photographs, quietly depositing them in the National Archives, where they remained mostly unseen and unpublished until 2006.”

The Delay, on Esquire—“After an 11-year-old Navajo girl was kidnapped, her family and friends sprang into action to find her. Why did it take so long for law enforcement to join them?”

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