cartoonpolitics: By recent estimates, 45,000 Americans die needlessly every year. That’s one dead American every 10 minutes or so. That’s more than the death toll of a 9/11 terrorist attack *every single month*. The killer? Lack of adequate health care.

It also helps me in considering how we build our identities around entities that are given the power of violence–whether actual (armed forces, police etc.) or simulated (football.) Joe Paterno and the Nation-State – Ta-Nehisi Coates – Entertainment – The Atlantic Interesting point. I think there is a lot of truth of that – especially …