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The Midterms: a Republican’s Advice for Democrats

It’s Time to Get Engaged and Enraged. As a right-of-center Republican, Never Trumper and extremely concerned citizen, I feel both... Read More

It’s Time to Get Engaged and Enraged. As a right-of-center Republican, Never Trumper and extremely concerned citizen, I feel both trepidation and hope. The former is based on the likelihood that Democrats will lose the House and struggle to hold... Read More

Restoring Integrity to the 340B Drug Discount Program for Patients

Unmanaged growth and rampant profiteering threaten the sustainability of this critical safety net program The 340B drug discount program began... Read More

Unmanaged growth and rampant profiteering threaten the sustainability of this critical safety net program The 340B drug discount program began with the best of intentions — as a safety net program to supplement Medicaid and serve the needs of our... Read More

Creating Space for Faith Storytelling

Einstein once commented, “no problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” Consciousness is to... Read More

Einstein once commented, “no problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” Consciousness is to be awake, not woke but aware. Aware of ourselves. Aware of our neighbors. Aware of our foes. Twenty years ago,... Read More

ITC Abuse Presents a Serious Problem for Public Health

On Aug. 16, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law, a sweeping bill that ticked some major items... Read More

On Aug. 16, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law, a sweeping bill that ticked some major items off the president’s health care agenda. The Biden administration has made reforming and improving health care in the U.S. a... Read More

Celebrate an American Success Story — Bristol Bay Wild Sockeye Salmon

Bristol Bay, Alaska, is home to an astonishing success story — one that plays out each year across the region’s... Read More

Bristol Bay, Alaska, is home to an astonishing success story — one that plays out each year across the region’s waters, in its Alaska Native communities and through hundreds of small, family owned businesses. It’s the story of wild sockeye... Read More

Who Will Sell the Inflation Reduction Act to Voters in the Middle?

Joe Manchin framed his signature piece of legislation as a major win for America, but who will let the country... Read More

Joe Manchin framed his signature piece of legislation as a major win for America, but who will let the country know? In the end, Joe Manchin saved the Democrats’ agenda while simultaneously extending an olive branch to the voters in... Read More

Preventing the Next Public Health Crisis Requires Looking at In-School Potty Training

As a small business leader, I am intimately familiar with the way in which failing schools are hurting our economy... Read More

As a small business leader, I am intimately familiar with the way in which failing schools are hurting our economy by not serving our children or educators. The last few years have been an onslaught of public health crises, from... Read More

America Must Protect Workers at All Costs

As we prepare to celebrate Labor Day, I want to share my story of working for two very different employers... Read More

As we prepare to celebrate Labor Day, I want to share my story of working for two very different employers in the construction industry. There are companies that recognize what their employees bring to the workplace — companies that understand... Read More

Supreme Court Decision Could Carry Significant Ramifications for US Kidney Patients

The Supreme Court is coming off a big summer, with high-profile decisions and a new justice joining the court's ranks.... Read More

The Supreme Court is coming off a big summer, with high-profile decisions and a new justice joining the court's ranks. For all of the headlines its actions have generated, however, surprisingly little attention has been directed toward a critical decision... Read More

A Recipe for Democratic Success This November

Earlier this week, voters in New York and Florida cast their ballots in a series of primary and special elections... Read More

Earlier this week, voters in New York and Florida cast their ballots in a series of primary and special elections that offer a glimpse into the state of the midterms this November. The most notable takeaway: the red wave that had... Read More

DeFi Doesn’t Pose a Significant Risk for Illicit Finance. It’s Time More People Knew That. 

Decentralized finance is new, technologically complex and growing fast. As a result, its rise has been dogged by persistent misinformation... Read More

Decentralized finance is new, technologically complex and growing fast. As a result, its rise has been dogged by persistent misinformation and misunderstanding, particularly as it relates to the prevalence of illicit finance. Whereas DeFi has become synonymous with crime, scams... Read More

2022-08-05 20:27:41
by The Breakthrough Institute
Joe Manchin: Climate Hawk

The clean energy spending in the recently unveiled Inflation Reduction Act marks a victory for the sort of bottom-up, incrementalist,... Read More

The clean energy spending in the recently unveiled Inflation Reduction Act marks a victory for the sort of bottom-up, incrementalist, behind-the-scenes climate policy that progressive climate advocates have decried as inadequate for over a decade. It is a credit to... Read More

Breast Cancer, Health Disparities and the COVID Cancer Effect

The COVID-19 pandemic cut global breast cancer screening rates in half in 2020, according to a study released in JAMA... Read More

The COVID-19 pandemic cut global breast cancer screening rates in half in 2020, according to a study released in JAMA Oncology in July.  A “COVID cancer effect” has wreaked havoc on cancer detection, further compounding existing health disparities — and... Read More

Misguided Rating Cancels Rare Disease Patients

Five years before taking the pills that changed my life, I was fading fast. The antibiotic-resistant bacteria trapped in my... Read More

Five years before taking the pills that changed my life, I was fading fast. The antibiotic-resistant bacteria trapped in my mucus-filled lungs was overpowering, and I often required an overnight feeding tube to sustain myself during my lost early 20s.... Read More

How to Stop Mass Migration From Central America

It has been a difficult couple of years for Latin America. COVID-19 created a public health crisis and a severe... Read More

It has been a difficult couple of years for Latin America. COVID-19 created a public health crisis and a severe economic downturn. Women have been particularly hard hit. The rate of female participation in the labor market has fallen from... Read More

Nursing Students From All Backgrounds Need More Support

Nurses are critically important for the health and well-being of our country. They’ve worked tirelessly and bravely in unimaginable circumstances... Read More

Nurses are critically important for the health and well-being of our country. They’ve worked tirelessly and bravely in unimaginable circumstances throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the pandemic only served to highlight the challenges that face the current and future nursing... Read More

Attention FDA: All Medical Technologies Are Not Alike

What exactly is a “medical technology?” It depends who you ask, but the general definition is it's a tool that... Read More

What exactly is a “medical technology?” It depends who you ask, but the general definition is it's a tool that addresses a health care need. But, just as all health care needs are not the same (allergies are one, cancer... Read More

Rebuilding in the Wake of the Pandemic Must Include Rebuilding the Health of Our Country

COVID-19 exacted a heavy, wide-ranging toll on our nation, but the time to rebuild and recover has mercifully arrived. Yet,... Read More

COVID-19 exacted a heavy, wide-ranging toll on our nation, but the time to rebuild and recover has mercifully arrived. Yet, many aspects of our society were already badly in need of repair before the pandemic. COVID highlighted and exacerbated those problems.... Read More

Be All You Can Be … Except for LGBTQ+

The views expressed in the article are Mr. Fitzgerald’s and do not reflect the opinions or beliefs of his employer... Read More

The views expressed in the article are Mr. Fitzgerald’s and do not reflect the opinions or beliefs of his employer or affiliates. "Be All You Can Be" was the recruiting slogan of the U.S. Army for over 20 years. Growing up in Tennessee,... Read More

How Technology Can Help Address Student Loan Debt

As the Biden administration debates how to structure broad-sweeping student loan relief, many are pointing to the rising cost of... Read More

As the Biden administration debates how to structure broad-sweeping student loan relief, many are pointing to the rising cost of higher education as the main culprit for the student debt crisis. According to U.S. News and World Report, in 2002... Read More

The Man From Mississippi Who Is Meeting the Moment

On Monday, June 9, Congressman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss.,, Chair of the Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6 Attack on... Read More

On Monday, June 9, Congressman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss.,, Chair of the Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6 Attack on the United States Capitol, introduced himself to the American people in simple and stark terms that underlined not only the... Read More

America’s Health Care Supply Chain Is on Life Support

The world is now seeing its supply chain limits put to the test with multiple struggles happening at once: China’s... Read More

The world is now seeing its supply chain limits put to the test with multiple struggles happening at once: China’s COVID-19 lockdowns, Russia’s war against Ukraine, the ongoing pandemic’s impacts on labor, and unwanted policies like ending the North American... Read More

To Be Competitive, Businesses Must Expand DEI Efforts to Include Neurodivergence

As our economy starts to bounce back from the pandemic, employers are struggling to hire enough people to meet demand.... Read More

As our economy starts to bounce back from the pandemic, employers are struggling to hire enough people to meet demand. Meanwhile, in the United States it is estimated that 82% of people on the autism spectrum are unemployed, compared with... Read More

2022-06-14 18:08:10
by Steve Pociask
Under Risk Rating 2.0, High-Income Communities Finally Pay Their Fair Share

Low-income neighborhoods face long roads to recovery as they are often disproportionately affected by natural disasters like hurricanes and flooding.... Read More

Low-income neighborhoods face long roads to recovery as they are often disproportionately affected by natural disasters like hurricanes and flooding. Yet, instead of paying an equitable amount for the coverage they need, they continue to subsidize flood insurance for affluent,... Read More

DeFi Needs Flexible and Fair Regulation, Not Just Enforcement

The crypto markets have been on a roller coaster ride in recent months. But market downturns and media buzz are... Read More

The crypto markets have been on a roller coaster ride in recent months. But market downturns and media buzz are nothing new in the crypto space. What’s unique this time around is that the crypto market’s recent volatility coincides with... Read More

Using Tech to Streamline Government, Starting With Housing

Imagine this scenario: You want to build a second story addition on your house. Before getting deep into planning, you... Read More

Imagine this scenario: You want to build a second story addition on your house. Before getting deep into planning, you need one simple question answered — can I build it? Thinking it will be a quick answer, you and an... Read More

Entrance Ramps on the Information Superhighway

Let’s be honest, information infrastructure isn’t sexy. It doesn’t go viral or grab headlines and it doesn’t dominate the talking... Read More

Let’s be honest, information infrastructure isn’t sexy. It doesn’t go viral or grab headlines and it doesn’t dominate the talking points on the 24-hour news shows. But it matters. That’s why you may have heard me cheering last year when... Read More

Paid Family Leave Promotes Health Equity and Improved Public Health

Imagine the terrible stress of having to choose between paying the rent or caring for a sick child, buying heating... Read More

Imagine the terrible stress of having to choose between paying the rent or caring for a sick child, buying heating oil or bonding with your new baby, making a car payment or seeking care after being impacted by family violence.... Read More

As Businesses Struggle, Tariffs Create Avoidable Challenges

The past few years have presented challenges for businesses that would have been unimaginable not long ago. A global pandemic,... Read More

The past few years have presented challenges for businesses that would have been unimaginable not long ago. A global pandemic, unprecedented supply chain disruptions, and now record inflation have all created new obstacles that businesses have had to navigate to... Read More

Arctic Alaska Won’t Solve High Gas Prices, but It Can Help the US Achieve Its Climate Goals

Lobbyists and lawmakers who have enjoyed full careers profiting from oil and gas have — predictably — blamed the Biden... Read More

Lobbyists and lawmakers who have enjoyed full careers profiting from oil and gas have — predictably — blamed the Biden administration for current high prices and have called for a full-scale ramping up of domestic oil and gas leasing and... Read More

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