Friday Morning Open Thread

What’s up?

I have been following news coverage of Ruth Madoff, wife of Bernie Madoff who was just sentenced to jail for 150 years for running the century’s largest Ponzi scheme. The Washington Post’s Howard Kurtz mocked her non-apology apology. The Post’s Michelle Singletary asked a good question: Should Ruth Madoff have been allowed to keep $2.5 million she claims was not related to the scheme? Also, how much blame, if any, should the wife of a criminal carry?

Also in the Washington Post: Here is a tragic reminder to be extra vigilant around young children and swimming pools as it is summer.

Kim Gandy, who heads the National Organization for Women, wrote an awesome column on why, preferably-single payer, publicly funded health care coverage is ideal for all women. Also, in case you missed NOW’s newsletter: Terry O’Neill, who served as NOW’s vice president from 2001 to 2005, will succeed Gandy as president on July 21.

Cary Tennis had a LOL column on why children are not legally able to own homes.

Slate ran a column on how to start your own non-profit.

Anne Fitten Glenn — aka “Edgy Mama” — described the heartache and adrenaline rush that is losing a child in public. Luckily, she found her 4-year-old son, who was lost at the airport for about 15 minutes. Has this happened to you?

Actress Kelly Preston is expected to speak about the loss of her son, Jett Travolta, on a panel called “Grief and Resilience” at the annual Conference for Women in October, according to Entertainment Tonight.

What else is in the news? What’s up with you?

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