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Hospitals: As We Fight COVID-19, Drop the Lawsuits Stop Suing the Government, Taxpayers, and Patients
Hospitals: As We Fight COVID-19, Drop the Lawsuits Stop Suing the Government, Taxpayers, and Patients
2020-04-21 12:13:27
by Cynthia Fisher

A recent survey found 91 percent of Americans want healthcare price transparency – and support that hospitals and healthcare facilities be required to publicly disclose the prices of their services. Hospitals – which, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, have already... Read More

“Trust Us” - Exposing Huawei’s Influence Playbook in the COVID Era
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“Trust Us” - Exposing Huawei’s Influence Playbook in the COVID Era
2020-04-16 16:41:36
by Craig Singleton

As COVID-19 wreaks havoc around the world, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its media surrogates have turned to a familiar messaging playbook to manipulate the narrative surrounding the outbreak, one well-steeped in disinformation, denial, and deceit. As phrases like... Read More

NFIP Is the Anti-Robin Hood of Disaster Relief
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NFIP Is the Anti-Robin Hood of Disaster Relief
2020-04-10 16:44:39
by Stephen B. Pociask

Floods are America’s most common natural disaster, causing millions of dollars of damage each year. To protect consumers, FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) provides coverage for over 5 million policyholders. But analysis of recently released FEMA data shows that... Read More

Lawsuit Alleges That Williams CEO Secretly Undermined Billion Dollar Deal
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Lawsuit Alleges That Williams CEO Secretly Undermined Billion Dollar Deal
2020-03-27 13:52:57
by Samantha Hafermann

An unusual case of corporate intrigue in the energy industry is winding its way through the legal system with potentially far-reaching consequences for policing corporate governance and the bounds of mergers and acquisitions, particularly the rules of the game when... Read More

How the Trump Administration Can Keep the Aviation Industry Alive and Save Millions of Jobs
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How the Trump Administration Can Keep the Aviation Industry Alive and Save Millions of Jobs
2020-03-23 13:46:32
by Captain Lee Moak

As a labor leader with more than two decades of experience in the turbulent airline industry, I urge our government leaders to move with speed to provide immediate grants to keep this vital national industry alive.  The U.S. government has... Read More

In Light of Coronavirus Outbreak, Veterans Need Assurance That the VA Is Prepared
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In Light of Coronavirus Outbreak, Veterans Need Assurance That the VA Is Prepared
2020-03-16 20:04:33
by Jeremy Butler

Fear and concern regarding the novel coronavirus continues to grow daily with an alarming number of new patients diagnosed around the world every day. Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is the leading post-9/11 veterans services organization, and as... Read More

How the Novel Coronavirus Could Drive Policy Solutions in Long-Suffering Venezuela
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How the Novel Coronavirus Could Drive Policy Solutions in Long-Suffering Venezuela
2020-03-06 20:38:38
by Craig Singleton

As economists work to assess the full-extent of the coronavirus’ effect on both the U.S. economy and global markets, there are already serious indications that the oil and gas sector will be severely impacted for the first half of 2020,... Read More

Why Security Should Be Your Next Social Good Investment
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Why Security Should Be Your Next Social Good Investment
2020-02-26 15:32:22
by Kaylin Trychon

In his annual letter on corporate governance, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink doubled down on the concept that companies cannot achieve long-term profits without embracing purpose and focusing on sustainability. In the letter, Fink states that brands must have a better understanding of... Read More

How Did Air Medical Impact My Life? It Gave Me One
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How Did Air Medical Impact My Life? It Gave Me One

As a nurse, and someone whose life was saved by emergency air medical transport, I can tell you that having access and continuity of care is critically important to health outcomes. Air ambulances allow you to access specialty care when... Read More

Iowa 2020 Is a Drag, Not a Disaster
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Iowa 2020 Is a Drag, Not a Disaster
2020-02-05 22:37:57
by Sean O'Brien

The Iowa Democratic Party did exactly the right thing. In the midst of an awful scenario of its own making, party officials took a step back to ensure that when the final votes are tallied, the announced result would be... Read More

U.S. vs. China: How Regulation Will Define the Crypto Wars
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U.S. vs. China: How Regulation Will Define the Crypto Wars
2019-12-13 17:34:22
by Wayne T. Brough

More than 25 years ago, the internet revolution that was launched in the United States transformed the world. It changed how we communicate, how we shop, and brought the world closer together. Today, we are on the verge of another... Read More

Theranos 2.0? Another Purported Tech Company Trades on Fake IP
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Theranos 2.0? Another Purported Tech Company Trades on Fake IP

Intellectual property policies could get a major court test this year as a real estate services company appeals a massive $706 million judgment that it stole trade secrets from a San Francisco-headquartered REtech company. At the dispute’s onset, the jury... Read More

Trump's G-7 Press Conference Stands in Contrast to His Twitter Rants
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Trump's G-7 Press Conference Stands in Contrast to His Twitter Rants
2019-08-27 19:36:49
by Rachel Marsden

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- At the conclusion of the annual Group of Seven summit in Biarritz, France, U.S. President Donald Trump emerged on the world stage for a joint press conference with the summit host, French President Emmanuel Macron. It... Read More

America, Are You OK With Caging Kids and Their Families?
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America, Are You OK With Caging Kids and Their Families?
2019-08-23 19:36:44
by Mary Sanchez

How cruel is America willing to be to other people's children? We're about to find out. Are you OK with allowing your tax dollars to fund detention centers where Central American children will be locked up indefinitely, simply because the... Read More

Who Are You Calling Wretched?
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Who Are You Calling Wretched?
2019-08-16 21:22:14
by Mary Sanchez

You have to hand it to Ken Cuccinelli. As President Donald Trump's wingman on immigration, in a scant few days he managed a trifecta of arrogance, ignorance and hubris. It was a performance one can only call Trumpian. Cuccinelli, the... Read More

A Tech-Driven Approach to End Hunger and Food Waste
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A Tech-Driven Approach to End Hunger and Food Waste
2019-07-30 18:49:27
by Leah Lizarondo

Nearly each day reports chronicle the catastrophic ramifications of climate change, as well as the effects of poverty and hunger on growing children. The National Institutes of Health just released a study explaining that eating an unprocessed diet triggers an... Read More

Being a Moderate in Congress Is Expensive
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Being a Moderate in Congress Is Expensive
2019-06-11 19:15:40
by Anne Kim

Few jobs in politics might be tougher than to be a moderate member of Congress. Moderates typically hail from competitive districts, which means they enter office with targets on their backs from an opposition eager to wrest away their seats.... Read More

A Brighter Future: Brought to You by Tolerance and Responsible Leadership
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A Brighter Future: Brought to You by Tolerance and Responsible Leadership
2019-05-01 18:50:29
by Bawa Jain

Persons of faith from around the world are suffering, yet again. The world had not yet healed from the attacks in New Zealand, when the devastating Easter Sunday suicide bombings took place in Sri Lanka. Then, just a week later,... Read More

The Americanism of the Electoral College
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The Americanism of the Electoral College
2019-04-16 13:59:15
by Guy Redmer

There’s something particularly ironic about a presidential candidate standing in the rural state of Mississippi and calling for abolishment of the Electoral College. Yet, that’s exactly what Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., did on the campaign trail. She’s not alone. Other... Read More

We Weep for You, Our Lady
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We Weep for You, Our Lady
2019-04-16 13:34:20
by We Weep for You, Our Lady

The first time I saw it, I could barely breathe. It was so beautiful against the cerulean sky. Our Lady of Paris. It looked like a mass of lace, draped over scaffolding, with giant crystal kaleidoscope windows. I fell in... Read More

Betsy DeVos Can't Be Bothered
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Betsy DeVos Can't Be Bothered
2019-04-12 16:57:57
by Mary Sanchez

Say this for Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos: She's consistently elitist. She's also consistently obtuse, which often is the demeanor of the entitled. DeVos simply can't be bothered to consult studies that don't comport with what she already believes or... Read More

Soldier On, Lawyers
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Soldier On, Lawyers
2019-04-04 13:16:01
by Melody A. Kramer

Lawyers are at rock bottom. Only 18% of the population perceives lawyers to contribute “a lot” to society. This was the conclusion of a 2013 Pew Research Center study regarding the perceived contribution to society of various professions and try... Read More

It Is Time We Come Together to Put Patients First
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It Is Time We Come Together to Put Patients First

Envision Healthcare is a national physician-led organization of clinical professionals who work alongside hospitals, health systems and insurance companies. A leading national provider of emergency medicine services across the United States, Envision's emergency medicine and hospital medicine clinicians treated more... Read More

Media Owe No Apology to Trump or Anyone Else for Covering Mueller Investigation
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Media Owe No Apology to Trump or Anyone Else for Covering Mueller Investigation
2019-03-31 14:03:41
by Leonard Pitts

Apparently, I am supposed to be embarrassed now. That, at least, is my interpretation of a few strange tweets and emails that have come my way in the week since Attorney General William Barr issued his summary of Special Counsel... Read More

A Moral Issue We Should All Worry About
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A Moral Issue We Should All Worry About
2019-03-17 10:04:46
by Leonard Pitts

If you think you're angry now, wait till you read the court documents. Not that the summaries of a college cheating scandal so massive it briefly bumped Donald Trump from the "Breaking News" chyrons were not enough to make a... Read More

'Game of Thrones' Fans Have Been Warned: 'You're Going to Need Therapy'
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'Game of Thrones' Fans Have Been Warned: 'You're Going to Need Therapy'
2019-03-13 22:04:43
by John Kass

In just a few weeks, millions of people from around the world will be weeping, screaming, pulling out their hair and issuing piteous cries of rage and grief while eating ice cream on the couch. Because in just a few... Read More

Foreign-Policy Meddling Has Become a Two-Way Street
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Foreign-Policy Meddling Has Become a Two-Way Street
2019-03-12 22:04:48
by Rachel Marsden

PARIS -- Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney reportedly tore into current Vice President Mike Pence at a retreat on Sea Island, Georgia, last weekend in front of an exclusive audience of Republican donors. The annual retreat is sponsored by... Read More

The Dangers of Big Ideas and Small Tent Politics for House Democrats
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The Dangers of Big Ideas and Small Tent Politics for House Democrats
2019-03-06 00:31:25
by Anne Kim

Emboldened by their conviction that the national zeitgeist is on their side, the progressive left is taking a harder line against House Democrats reluctant to embrace their agenda. Groups like the Justice Democrats, for instance, have signaled their intent to primary moderate... Read More

Police Suicide Is the Toll of Unaddressed Post-Traumatic Stress
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Police Suicide Is the Toll of Unaddressed Post-Traumatic Stress
2019-02-15 00:30:05
by Mary Sanchez

The black silhouettes posted to BlueHelp.org are immediately recognizable as police officers. Nameless and faceless, each outline represents an officer who took his or her own life. Three police suicides are listed for February 11, the day that the Kansas... Read More

Congress: Listen to Young People on Gun Violence
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Congress: Listen to Young People on Gun Violence
2019-02-08 19:46:25
by Mary Sanchez

President Donald Trump neglected to mention gun violence in his State of the Union address. The following day, the congressional stalemate over what to do about the killing and mayhem played out at a House Judicial Committee hearing on gun... Read More

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