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Over the past few months, yet another epidemic has come to trouble our
unhappy world. Shortly after SARS was identified, the entire globe was
put on notice.

By focusing only on the worst-case scenarios regarding the spread
of SARS, the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease
Control are trying to control the populace through fear.

In December, when hospitals in Atlanta and Richmond announced that they
were opting out of the federal smallpox vaccination plan, opinion
leaders reacted as if the physicians had enlisted with

We, the undersigned, support legislation to prohibit the cloning of human embryos for either medical experimentation or for giving birth to a human being.

The billboard at the east entrance to the remote rural village of Tamms,
Illinois, reads "Tamms: The First Super Max," and below, in lowercase
letters, "a good place to live." Inmates at Tamms,

Since the bottom line here is terrible physical pain, let's start with
someone who has spent most of her life in that condition. There are
millions like her. Patricia C.

With a doctor in charge of the Senate, compassionate conservatism is
well positioned to run roughshod over the issue that traditionally
worked well for Democrats--healthcare.

If there were a firing squad for political rhetoric, the phrase "single payer" would have to be placed against the wall and blown away.

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But more often than not, states are preventing workers from securing unemployment benefits.

April 14, 2015

Underfunded, poorly designed systems of support are leaving survivors with instability over a lifetime.

April 6, 2015

Needle exchange programs save lives. So why are they illegal in 23 states?

April 1, 2015

We’ve reached a point where desperate women who end their pregnancies before viability are being locked up.

March 30, 2015

The 1970s-era legislation has been haunting politics and restricting abortion access for far too long.

March 25, 2015

When Chris Borland was trying to figure out his future, he spoke to an old school NFL rebel.

March 24, 2015

Some Democrats and health groups say this Senate bill is even worse than the outdated Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976.

March 19, 2015

The decision by Chris Borland to walk away from the NFL should be viewed as a conscious act of resistance.

March 18, 2015

Why did one of the NFL’s most promising players decide to retire after just one season?

March 17, 2015

If only there was some way to know what the authors of the Affordable Care Act really intended.

March 10, 2015