Articles of Interest
August 04, 2015, 1:00am

In 2006, the National Cancer Institute took the rare step of issuing a “clinical announcement,” a special alert it holds in reserve for advances so important that they should change medical practice.

In this case, the subject was ovarian cancer. … Read more »

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August 04, 2015, 1:00am

By CORAL DAVENPORT

President Obama on Monday unveiled the final version of his Clean Power Plan, a set of Environmental Protection Agency regulations that, if implemented, would represent the strongest action ever taken by the United States to combat climate … Read more »

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August 04, 2015, 1:00am

Planned Parenthood Is Defended as Senate Democrats Block Bill to End Funding

WASHINGTON — As president of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards tries to keep perspective while the group faces one of its biggest political crises. After all, she said on … Read more »

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August 03, 2015, 8:00am

By Elizabeth Warren, Elizabeth Warren’s Blog

Hello again,

Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has scheduled a vote on the bill to defund Planned Parenthood for 5:30pm today.

Remember, that’s a vote to defund cancer screenings, birth control, HIV testing, STD treatments, … Read more »

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August 03, 2015, 3:00am

By Frank Bruni. NY Times.

Was it in 1962, when Marilyn Monroe sidled onto a stage in what could have been mistaken for lingerie and warbled “Happy Birthday” to John Kennedy, blurring any line between the presidential and the pulchritudinous, … Read more »

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July 31, 2015, 3:00am

Representative Sander M. Levin, Democrat of Michigan and the longest-serving Jewish member of the House, said something important this week: “In my view, the only anchors in public life are to dig deeply into the facts and consult broadly and … Read more »

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July 27, 2015, 5:00am

On some of the highest profile issues in the country, Republicans have painted themselves into a corner. Republican strategists and pundits have wasted hours of breath and gallons of ink agonizing over their party’s nasty response to America’s growing acceptance … Read more »

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July 27, 2015, 4:00am

Zombies Against Medicare

By Paul Krugman- New York Times.

Medicare turns 50 this week, and it has been a very good half-century. Before the program went into effect, Ronald Reagan warned that it would destroy American freedom; it didn’t, as … Read more »

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July 22, 2015, 12:00pm

New York Times.

A hidden-camera video released last week purported to show that Planned Parenthood illegally sells tissue from aborted fetuses. It shows nothing of the sort. But it is the latest in a series of unrelenting attacks on Planned … Read more »

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July 21, 2015, 2:00am

Women who develop slight but detectable deficits in memory and mental acuity late in life tend to decline faster than men with mild impairment, researchers reported on Tuesday.

Some two-thirds of the five million Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are women, … Read more »

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