Health Care Access Shouldn’t Require Good Luck

Health Care Access Shouldn’t Require Good Luck

I may have lupus, but I’m lucky. When I was 13 and growing up in Augusta, Georgia, I began to experience the same symptoms of the chronic inflammatory disease that my mother was diagnosed with in her early 30s. A group of capable doctors identified the problems...
A Radioactive Conflict of Interest

A Radioactive Conflict of Interest

The U.S. government is going out of its way to downplay radiation hazards in the aftermath of one of the world’s worst nuclear accidents. Last month, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) heralded an Energy Department-funded study indicating that...
No Nuclear Nirvana on the Horizon

No Nuclear Nirvana on the Horizon

Is the nuclear drought over? When the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) recently approved two new nuclear reactors near Augusta, Georgia, the first such decision in 32 years, there was plenty of hoopla. It marked a “clarion call to the world,” declared...
Go Deport Yourself

Go Deport Yourself

I bet Mitt Romney has a sweatshirt that says I (heart) Florida. His victory in the Sunshine State revitalized his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination. Florida also gave him an opportunity to explain his immigration policy. Asked how he would deal with...
Legislating Under the Influence

Legislating Under the Influence

It’s all the rage in state legislatures and even in Congress. More than a dozen states are debating proposals to require jobless Americans who receive unemployment benefits to submit to mandatory drug testing. The argument for forcing the unemployed to relieve...
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