The Consumerist notes that collecting users' medical data to help researchers, as Apple's new app suite ResearchKit would do, has some issues. And it ain't all about the privacy, though you may not have as much of that as you think, either -- issues mostly derive from users and researchers not "interacting in person in some way," which opens the door to made-up data, data skewed by class (since wealthier people tend to own smartphones, though I suspect that's changing as time goes on), and data that just isn't that useful, since every user's medical problems may not be that much of a help to anyone else.
If you were looking for one post summarizing all the reasons Scott Walker would make a terrible President, thank Right Wing Watch, because they wrote a great one -- replete with 32 links, including seven in one glorious paragraph. It occurs to me that when folks like Ted Cruz run for President, they make folks like Scott Walker look somehow "moderate," and that's mainly, I still think, because Sen. Cruz projects a "passionate" demeanor while Gov. Walker projects a "level" one. Confusing a man's outward "niceness" and his radical, reactionary works is a dangerous mistake, and I hope the American people understand that sooner rather than later.
I don't mean to assert that Hillary Clinton's email imbroglio is much ado about nothing, because it's not, but Joe Conason is right to remind us that the "liberal" media has been ignoring those times Republican Presidential candidates -- and Presidents! -- did similar things. Jeb Bush has released perhaps one in 10 emails he wrote as Florida's Governor, Scott Walker concocted a complete shadow email system while he was Milwaukee County executive -- and the Administration of Mr. Accountability One himself, George W. Bush, lost millions of emails and never archived millions more.
Since it's apparently Scott Walker day around here, let us at least celebrate the fact that Wisconsin unions have sued to keep that state's notorious "right to work" law from taking effect, asserting that the law allows the state to take a union's property (i.e. union dues, used to provide services to workers) without "just compensation." That might succeed and it might not, but let's get to business: people who join a union without knowing they're going to pay dues are ignorant, and people who think they're paying more in dues than they're gaining in income are dumb.
Finally, Carl Gibson writes about the research suggesting that it's cheaper to put the homeless in homes than it is to leave them out on the street. Right-wingers imagine that leaving the homeless to their own devices is "fiscally responsible," but the Big Gummint "socialist" solution of putting them in existing homes (or build tiny homes for them, as Occupy Madison did in Wisconsin's capital city) would actually cost the taxpayer less -- because the taxpayer pays to put homeless folks in the ER, or put them in jail, or put them in shelters, or (even) to put them on planes and ship them out of town, a spectacularly useless and cruel stunt.