cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
We've discussed the plight of newspapers before and we're witnessing some of those repercussions in our local marketplace. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is involved in the second 'force reduction' in a short span of time. It made known its intent to reduce its staff and gave people an opportunity to opt out before they began the process of determining how many more had to be released.
Oregon has had government involved in health care for quite a few years. The state electorate also approved the concept of state sanctioned suicide several years ago.