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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... Read More

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

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

The Iowa Democratic Party did exactly the right thing. In the midst of an awful scenario of its own making,... Read More

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

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

More than 25 years ago, the internet revolution that was launched in the United States transformed the world. It changed... Read More

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

Intellectual property policies could get a major court test this year as a real estate services company appeals a massive... Read More

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

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

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- At the conclusion of the annual Group of Seven summit in Biarritz, France, U.S. President Donald... Read More

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

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

How cruel is America willing to be to other people's children? We're about to find out. Are you OK with... Read More

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

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

You have to hand it to Ken Cuccinelli. As President Donald Trump's wingman on immigration, in a scant few days... Read More

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

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

Nearly each day reports chronicle the catastrophic ramifications of climate change, as well as the effects of poverty and hunger... Read More

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

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

Few jobs in politics might be tougher than to be a moderate member of Congress. Moderates typically hail from competitive... Read More

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

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

Persons of faith from around the world are suffering, yet again. The world had not yet healed from the attacks... Read More

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

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

There’s something particularly ironic about a presidential candidate standing in the rural state of Mississippi and calling for abolishment of... Read More

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

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

Say this for Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos: She's consistently elitist. She's also consistently obtuse, which often is the demeanor... Read More

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

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

Lawyers are at rock bottom. Only 18% of the population perceives lawyers to contribute “a lot” to society. This was... Read More

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

Envision Healthcare is a national physician-led organization of clinical professionals who work alongside hospitals, health systems and insurance companies. A... Read More

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

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

Apparently, I am supposed to be embarrassed now. That, at least, is my interpretation of a few strange tweets and... Read More

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

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

If you think you're angry now, wait till you read the court documents. Not that the summaries of a college... Read More

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

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

In just a few weeks, millions of people from around the world will be weeping, screaming, pulling out their hair... Read More

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

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

PARIS -- Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney reportedly tore into current Vice President Mike Pence at a retreat on... Read More

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

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

Emboldened by their conviction that the national zeitgeist is on their side, the progressive left is taking a harder line... Read More

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

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

The black silhouettes posted to BlueHelp.org are immediately recognizable as police officers. Nameless and faceless, each outline represents an officer... Read More

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

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

President Donald Trump neglected to mention gun violence in his State of the Union address. The following day, the congressional... Read More

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

2019-02-08 17:46:50
by Sean O'Brien
The Humanity of Walter Jones

Walter Jones has always been one of my favorite members of Congress, even though I agree with him on almost... Read More

Walter Jones has always been one of my favorite members of Congress, even though I agree with him on almost nothing. I’ve always admired his independence, and his self-fulfilling declaration that he didn’t come to Washington to be a Chairman.... Read More

2019-02-01 20:40:05
by Mary Sanchez
Trump Has Built His Wall Already

There are a lot of ways to build a wall, as Donald Trump can attest. Although it's quite possible that... Read More

There are a lot of ways to build a wall, as Donald Trump can attest. Although it's quite possible that even the president doesn't fully grasp what a cadre of lawyers, policy makers and advisers are accomplishing on his behalf.... Read More

Rebuilding American Infrastructure – and the Middle Class

Commentary by Rep. Brendan F. Boyle and Rep. Marc Veasey. In America, our infrastructure is crumbling. We have 130,000 bridges deemed ... Read More

Commentary by Rep. Brendan F. Boyle and Rep. Marc Veasey. In America, our infrastructure is crumbling. We have 130,000 bridges deemed structurally deficient. Amtrak trains operate well below their maximum speed because of outdated tracks. Read More

2019-01-29 14:10:22
by Rachel Marsden
After Middle East Defeats, Neocon Retreads Look to Venezuela for an Easy Win

PARIS -- Breaking with his predecessors, U.S. President Donald Trump has shown a consistent distaste for Middle Eastern wars. ... Read More

PARIS -- Breaking with his predecessors, U.S. President Donald Trump has shown a consistent distaste for Middle Eastern wars. Complex, messy, tribal -- it really makes a neocon long for the good old days of Latin... Read More

2019-01-24 20:41:47
by Melody A. Kramer
Woofers and Tweeters: How Fight-or-Flight Holds the Key to Ending the Shutdown

For years I have made a pilgrimage to Colorado to attend a paradigm-smashing event called “48 Hours of Adrenaline.” This event ... Read More

For years I have made a pilgrimage to Colorado to attend a paradigm-smashing event called “48 Hours of Adrenaline.” This event features self-defense training involving the powerful forces of fight-or-flight, the body’s... Read More

How to Nurture a Mission-Driven Culture for a Growing Millennial Workforce

With Millennials emerging as the largest demographic in the American workforce, companies are struggling to understand how to engage a ... Read More

With Millennials emerging as the largest demographic in the American workforce, companies are struggling to understand how to engage a rising tide of young employees who are looking beyond a paycheck to a sense... Read More

2019-01-09 16:23:39
by Leonard Pitts
Obscenity's Not Just a Set of Words

As a general rule, I don't curse a lot. I've found that I can usually express myself effectively enough without ... Read More

As a general rule, I don't curse a lot. I've found that I can usually express myself effectively enough without it. And it's always seemed to me that foul language, used ubiquitously, loses its primary value, i.e., its ability ... Read More

2019-01-02 16:16:56
by Robert B. Reich
America's New Year's Resolution: Protect Our Democracy by Removing Trump

After Donald Trump's first bizarre year as president, his apologists told us he was growing into the job and that ... Read More

After Donald Trump's first bizarre year as president, his apologists told us he was growing into the job and that in his second year he'd be more restrained and more respectful of democratic institutions. Wrong. He's been worse. Read More

2019-01-02 03:34:14
by Dan Cohen
Israel’s Upcoming Elections

Israelis will go to the polls to elect a new parliamentary government (The Knesset) and a Prime Minister on April 9. ... Read More

Israelis will go to the polls to elect a new parliamentary government (The Knesset) and a Prime Minister on April 9. Unlike the US, it is not a binary choice between Democrat and Republican. Read More

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