by | Mar 8, 2018

Last week, a congressional committee released a jarring and persuasive report on Russian meddling in American politics. Despite a media feeding frenzy over anything tangentially connected to questions of Russian interference, this report went largely unnoticed. The U.S. House Science,…

by | Mar 8, 2018

According to Nielsen ratings, this year’s Academy Awards ceremony was a huge bust. The hoped-for watchers did not tune in, and the number of viewers tumbled. The television audience fell 19% from last year’s broadcast, the Wall Street Journal reports, continuing…

by | Mar 7, 2018

Democratic pollster Civis Analytics reports that nearly a third of voters want the party to focus on healthcare should it retake Congress and the White House in the 2020 elections. The 31 percent prioritizing healthcare tops the 15 percent wanting…

by | Mar 7, 2018

Top public health authorities descended on Capitol Hill last Thursday to sound the alarm about a grim future without antibiotics. These life-saving drugs are losing their mojo as germs adapt to them. It’s a process scientists call antibiotic resistance. In…

by | Mar 6, 2018

When Obamacare’s individual insurance mandate was effectively repealed last year, Democrats everywhere denounced the Republican Congress and President Trump as despicable saboteurs who will stop at nothing to deny the poor and infirm affordable health care. Among the most vocal…

by | Mar 6, 2018

It’s time that we, as a nation, take a deep breath, count to ten, call for the smelling salts. Anything at all to quell the rising tide of hysteria now overwhelming the Right as it has the Left. The hysteria…

by | Mar 6, 2018

Although he’s run for governor and state comptroller in New York, appeared frequently on radio and television, and authored or edited more than 30 acclaimed books, Herb London remains a somewhat underappreciated renaissance man. At 19, Dr. London recorded a song that became a Top-40 rock ’n’ roll hit, and in his mid-teens, he led the Jamaica High School basketball team to the New York City championship.

by | Mar 6, 2018

Los Angeles has gone from Tinsel Town to shanty towns. The city’s well-intentioned efforts to combat its homeless population crisis are not simply not solving the problem, the problem is getting worse. Clearly what L.A. is doing is not working;…

by | Mar 4, 2018

Washington For President Donald Trump, the family that works together works best. But the appearance of conflicts of interest with senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, the inappropriate behavior of Kushner and Trump family members who don’t work in the…

by | Mar 3, 2018

At St. Vincent’s Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts, visitors immediately encounter a waterfall, trees, massive rocks, and a pathway for hospital-goers interested in a stroll all located underneath a glass atrium. The massive indoor nature preserve of sorts appears about half…

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