<em>Patt Morrison</em> is known for its innovative discussions of local politics and culture, as well as its presentation of the effects of national and world news on Southern California.
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Patt Morrison for September 9, 2010




Purple Heart medals are seen before a presentation ceremony at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. The Purple Heart is awarded to those killed or wounded in action while serving with the U.S. military.
Purple Heart medals are seen before a presentation ceremony at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. The Purple Heart is awarded to those killed or wounded in action while serving with the U.S. military.
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One wound – mild traumatic brain injury - remains largely unrecognized by the military as deserving of Purple Heart; President Obama’s new strategy includes tax breaks and boosts for small business. The president accuses Republicans of siding with millionaires against the middle class – will this new more combative approach work? And speaking of millionaires, the rich give a much smaller percentage of their wealth to charity than poor people do. Let’s add up the charitable divide.