BLOGS


  • African American And High-Risk? 4 Ways To Prevent A Deadly Stroke Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S., striking every 40 seconds and claiming a life every four minutes. Contrary to public opinion, strokes are not just an elderly problem, and they certainly are not strictly a male problem. In fact, strokes skew toward women, claiming twice as many lives as breast ...
  • NAFTA’s Biggest Loser: The U.S., After Canada And Mexico Get Rich Trading Marijuana Luis Gómez Romero, University of Wollongong The president of the United States, Donald Trump, prides himself on his business acumen. But his protectionism may get America a truly bad deal when it comes to North America’s next big market: marijuana. Fulfilling a campaign promise, on April 13 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau presented a bill to ...
  • GOP Lawmakers Could Not Be Bothered To Read Their Own Health Care Bill By Thomas Kennedy With the recent passage of Trumpcare, otherwise known as the American Health Care Act, through the House, the health care of 24 million Americans is now at risk. With the ultimate goal of giving a $600 billion tax cut to the wealthy, House Republicans fast tracked this dangerous bill through Congress with some ...
  • Enough Is Enough. We Demand The Truth. Yesterday, the man we must unfortunately refer to as our president was accused by multiple news agencies of aiding our enemy, risking the vital intelligence assets of one of our allies and making Americans less safe. According to legal scholar Alan Dershowitz, “This is the most serious charge ever made against a sitting president.” The ...
  • Cooking Off the Cuff: Gorgonzola, Milk and Arugula – Among the Simplest and Easiest of Elegant Pasta Sauces It took a Web search for me to confirm that I hadn’t written properly about this pasta dish, one of the simplest and easiest ever, and among our favorite dinners. I’d mentioned it any number of times but somehow never got around to describing it in any detail. It consists of four ingredients including the ...
  • Is Donald Trump The Interventionist ‘Manchurian Candidate’? He took barely three months to reveal the truth. Donald Trump is the true Manchurian Candidate, only a tool of Neoconservatives rather than Communists. A new movie is sure to come and undoubtedly will be a smash, the biggest ever with the most Academy Awards ever, at least if President Trump has his way. Donald Trump ...
  • Trump Family And Friends: In Your Pockets Donald Trump has openly said that he doesn’t care at all about the rules that prohibit the president and those around him from profiting from their government positions. In breaking with longstanding precedent, he is holding on to his business empire and having his children run it as he carries on with the business of ...
  • Turning Point Approaching In War Against The Islamic State The war against the Islamic State, currently being waged (to varying degrees) by the United States, Iraq, Iraqi Kurds, Iran, Syria, Syrian Kurds, Syrian Rebels, Turkey, and Russia is approaching a big turning point. The Islamic State has been steadily losing territory for over a year now, and they’re on the brink of losing control ...
  • Democrats’ False Choice There are some who say the Democratic Party should stop talking so much about issues affecting women and people of color and focus on economic issues affecting working-class voters instead. But that false dichotomy leaves too many voters behind – and it’s a losing strategy for Democrats. As a campaign manager, I’ve worked in red states ...
  • The NRA Is In Denial About The Slowdown In Gun Sales Last week Gun-nut Nation once again celebrated the mistaken belief that gun sales have not slowed down under Trump. Here’s the headline from NRA-ILA: April Background Checks: Strong Numbers Continue. The story then goes on to say: While some who write headlines for a living may want you to believe we’re in a “funk” in ...
  • Priming The GOP President Donald Trump’s actions over the past couple weeks should be particularly alarming for all Americans, even for those who have steadfastly supported him.  His approval ratings are at an historic low for a president this early in their term.  Yet, for the most part, Congressional Republicans remain reticent, although pressure is building on them ...
  • It Might Be Hard To Imagine, But Flying Could Soon Get Even More Frustrating Nearly everyone agrees that air travel is an uncomfortable and annoying experience, yet opinions differ on how to fix it. Commercial airlines like United and Southwest and conservative think tanks like the American Enterprise Institute and Heritage Foundation say we should privatize air traffic control, the system now run by the federal government to organize flights ...
  • The New Aging Dilemma, Growing Older At Home Alone There’s a hidden segment of the older adult population that the healthcare industry has recently spotted. It’s the aging single group of people 55 and over. They are the aged, community-dwelling individuals who are socially and physically isolated, without an available known family member or designated surrogate. They’ve been in plain sight for decades, but ...
  • Predisposed And Unaware: How Race Called The Shots On My Health I’m a black woman with uterine fibroids. These noncancerous growths, also called intramural fibroids, line the muscular wall of my uterus. Technically benign, they threaten to grow into larger, painful masses that could ultimately rob me of the ability to bear children. Fibroids are common in all women, but research suggests that African American women are ...
  • Leaning Into Yourself: Abandoning Fear And Embracing Yourself “We’re all just walking each other home.” ― Ram Dass We went around the room, one by one answering the question proposed by our graduate school professor in the counseling psychology program I’d recently been accepted into: “Once you complete your master’s and doctoral degrees, what do you intend to do?” Perpetually anxious, I hyperventilated as each ...
  • Dear Straight Men: Our Anus Doesn’t Have A Sexual Orientation! Straight men will say they want to receive anal sex, or they want to engage in anal play, but they’re ashamed to tell their girlfriends or their wives. They’re ashamed to ask their partner to explore that with them. And not just because of the reaction they fear from their partner. Sometimes, men themselves worry that—because ...
  • Trump Effect Or No, Immigrants Are Home With CASA Video by Aya Elamroussi By Ana Tarlas and Aya Elamroussi Javier Luna came to the U.S. from Peru when he was 24 years old in 1998. The economy was good, the job market was plentiful and American society was enthralled by the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Luna lived in the U.S. through 9/11, the 2008 financial crisis ...
  • The Clock Is Ticking Down For The Millions Of People Facing Famine In recent weeks, the crisis in Syria and the escalating tensions with Russia and North Korea have dominated news headlines, while a much less visible killer is poised to take an unprecedented toll. More than 20 million people face famine or near-famine conditions in Northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen, where men, women, and ...
  • It’s Time For The Insurance Industry To Unfriend Coal You can’t drive a car or buy a house without insurance. Likewise, the coal industry can’t get their mines and power plants funded without insurance coverage. Insurance companies are supposed to protect us from catastrophic risks, and climate change is certainly the most serious risk that human society is facing. In spite of this the insurance ...
  • News Roundup for May 15, 2017 Another week of Trump. Strap in, things are about to get weird. 1. Rumor has it people in the White House have been feeding President Trump fake news. This doesn’t really come as a surprise. More here. 2. The United States Supreme Court announced it will not review a North Carolina voter ID law that discriminated against ...