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October 11, 2014 Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson declared “War on Poverty.” It sounded great to me. I was taught at Princeton, “We’re a rich country. more »»

Why we allow Big Pharma to rip us off

October 11, 2014 According to a new federal database put online last week, pharmaceutical companies and device makers paid doctors some $380 million in speaking and consulting fees over a five-month period in 2013. more »»

Democrats on defensive over role of government

October 11, 2014 Things are spinning out of control. Out of control, at least, by government, and by the United States government in particula. more »»

A one-way war of words

October 10, 2014 My mother led most of her middle-aged life under the distinct impression that her small fleet of household appliances had the ability to understand the things she cursed at them when they didn’t... more »»

The Supreme Court’s nonruling on gay marriage

October 10, 2014 Three points need to be made about Monday’s decision by the Supreme Court not to decide whether the equal protection clause of the Constitution grants people of the same sex the right to marr. more »»

Ebola and Obama

October 9, 2014 The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is both a danger in itself and a wake-up call for Americans — about President Obama, about the institutions of this country and, most important, about ourselves. more »»

Chiropractic care may help cholesterol

October 9, 2014 CHASSELL?— A recent article in the Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research reported on findings in which a 54-year-old male experienced lipid panel normalization following subluxation-based... more »»

Another cabinet veteran laments Obama’s leadership

October 8, 2014 WASHINGTON — Less than a month away from the midterm congressional elections that may determine Barack Obama’s chances to rebuild public confidence in himself and his presidency, there seems to be... more »»

The silly, selective ‘war on women’

October 7, 2014 It has long been accepted by the conventionally wise that the Republican Party is waging a “war on women.” Let’s be clear. The war on women is based on just one thing — abortion rights. more »»

Video provides evidence of our racial divide

October 7, 2014 Let us give Sean Groubert every benefit of the doubt. Let us assume he is a good person. Let us assume he is kind to children, well liked by neighbors. more »»

Women lying to women

October 6, 2014 There’s really only one thing that progressives get wrong: human nature. more »»

Wrong choices has cost Obama dearly

October 6, 2014 Barack Obama had a choice between liberalism and the Democratic Party. He chose the latter and it cost him dearl. more »»

May a million umbrellas bloom on

October 4, 2014 So many seemingly small moments reveal the heart of the protest unfolding in Hong Kon. more »»

Why economy is failing most Americans

October 4, 2014 I was in Seattle, Washington, recently, to congratulate union and community organizers who helped Seattle enact the first $15 per hour minimum wage in the country. more »»

It’s better now

October 4, 2014 Americans now face beheadings, gang warfare, Ebola, ISIS and a new war in Syria. It’s natural to assume that the world has gotten more dangerous. But it hasn’t. more »»

Obama stands aloof from America’s four policy traditions

October 4, 2014 President Obama’s speech at the United Nations last week was “an important turning point in American foreign policy — and in his presidency. more »»

I had surgery and I miss the drugs

October 3, 2014 I had surgery last week to remove fibroids from my uterus — a fairly common procedure — and discovered two things. One, I didn’t have fibroids. And two, I can see the appeal of drug addiction. more »»

Will the West defend itself?

October 3, 2014 The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), sometimes called ISIS or IS, is a Sunni extremist group that follows al-Qaida’s anti-West ideology and sees a holy war against the West as a religiou... more »»

Random thoughts

October 2, 2014 What a non-judgmental society amounts to is that common decency is optional — which means that decency is likely to become less common. more »»

Prescription drug abuse a serious problem

October 2, 2014 Opiate analgesics are the most controversial drugs. They are used for moderate to severe pain and at the same time they are the most commonly abused medications. more »»



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