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Ebola!

The average American's chances of contracting Ebola are comparable to winning the lottery two days in a row; as likely as being trampled by zebras in New York’s Central...
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Altered Perspectives

Nothing is true or everything is true; or maybe some things are true and other things aren’t. In this misinformation age, there is really no way of knowing for...
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The U.S. March to Theocracy

While conservatives rail at the specter of Islamic Sharia law being imposed in the United States, many people overlook, or worse, praise American goose-stepping to a fundamentalist Christianist theocracy...
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From San Quentin to Guantanamo: The New Carceral State

The US’s incarceration rate is the highest in the world. The US has less than 5% of the world’s population but incarcerates 25% of all those behind bars in...
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Post Suburban Speculation

To many the American dream became a nightmare, born of the dark night of a man named Charles Ponzi, who inspired the term, Ponzi scheme. As seen in the...
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Brisdelle: New Menopause Drug or Alchemy?

In 2013, the FDA finally approved a drug without estrogen for the treatment of menopausal symptoms. When compared to placebo, a study shows that Brisdelle significantly diminished the number...
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Refugees

Gaza: Dueling Responses to Grave Crimes

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Grave crimes and injustices produce two kinds of responses from those victimized by those crimes. On the one hand, it sensitizes people to oppression and makes many of them more likely to oppose oppression. On the other hand, some victims or witnesses to oppression identify with the oppressors rather than with the oppressed. In...

Broken Healthcare

Throwing Away Billions: Our Broken Healthcare

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If you blame Obamacare for the awful defects in our healthcare system, you are indeed naïve, since any cost-effectiveness or fairness in our system disintegrated long before Barack Obama, or even George W, came to office. I am not a partisan person. I have voted as often for a Republican candidate as for a...

Everywhere is War

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Summer approaches and the stench of war is all around. Or, as the great Bob Marley put it, “Everywhere is war”. Start with the commemorations over a five-week span of Memorial Day, Flag Day and Independence Day, all presented varyingly as celebrations of our war dead, symbols of our greatness, the freedoms we love...

Gun Violence

What Researchers Learned About Gun Violence Before Congress Killed Funding

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One of the critical studies that we supported was looking at the question of whether having a firearm in your home protects you or puts you at increased risk.


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