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Exploring the joys of parking meters, Donald Trump, Xanax and the media

Exploring the joys of parking meters, Donald Trump, Xanax and the media

The fact is, big personalities win in an environment of mass media. Think Clinton, JFK, Trump, Eminem, Kanye, Oprah, SpongeBob.
Gandhi, Jesus, James Joyce and Pablo Neruda would never make it in today’s America. They would be marketed as the names of cheap perfume remaindered at TJ Maxx.

November 11, 2018 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »

The risks of failing to see the sea

The risks of failing to see the sea

‘Precisely because we depend on the oceans, we should pay closer attention to their security.’

November 11, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Can addiction start in the ER?

Can addiction start in the ER?

Physicians treat the chart rather than the patient (some estimates put 44% of ER physician time as spent on charting), and many electronic records are walled off from each other.

November 11, 2018 | Posted in Key Health, Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

What Is Elizabeth Warren?

What Is Elizabeth Warren?

The conventional wisdom is that the DNA report backfired and may damage Ms. Warren’s standing as a possible nominee providing fodder for ridicule from Kamala Harris, Cory Booker and Joe Biden.

November 11, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Trump’s California water relief

Trump’s California water relief

A major water storage and delivery project hasn’t been completed in California’s north for decades. The President’s reprieve couldn’t come at a better time since California regulators this summer proposed again to sharply restrict water deliveries to farms.

November 10, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Elections matter and justice issues should count

Elections matter and justice issues should count

It is a sad fact that our justice system is accessible primarily by those with enough money to endure the process.

October 26, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Why Central American stays poor

Why Central American stays poor

A sad tale to show us how our Latin American friends can often be victims of their own national programs – to keep themselves poor.

October 26, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Now — you must use drugs

Now — you must use drugs

In a clinical world discovering a new mania for guidelines, it’s important to ask about the “standard of care.”

October 16, 2018 | Posted in Key Health, Opinion, Top Box | Read More »

Destroying Brett Kavanaugh

Destroying Brett Kavanaugh

‘This is the kind of thing Democrats do when they think Roe v. Wade is at stake.’

October 16, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

To Dig or Not to Dig – That is my question

To Dig or Not to Dig – That is my question

Does a small affluent seasonal community, of mostly retirees, require two super high capacity fiber optic networks?

October 16, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »