Happy Friday. At the end of this short week, here’s what’s new and Blue Marbleish at Mother Jones and elsewhere:
Forget Joe Wilson: The real news? The US Census Bureau reports that the number of uninsured Americans increased by a million between 2007 and 2008.
To Big Pharma with love: Every time you buy a Pfizer drug, the company puts a fraction of the proceeds toward defending its reputation against things like penis-shaped missiles on wheels.
Ted Kennedy’s letter to Obama: It’s worth reading the whole thing.
How to cut health care costs? Fix global warming: US taxpayers could save $450 billion in environment-related health-care expenses if we enact strong climate legislation. [Grist]
Sea you later: Cool (well, ok, depressing) photo of Central Asia’s shrinking Aral Sea (Signs From Earth)