R.I.P. Hugh Hefner — September 27, 2017

He was a living legend, a larger-than-life character who lived in the glare of the public spotlight, a media phenomenon surrounded by beautiful women, three of whom he married. And so the story goes… his mansion, a museum of relics of the chauvinist pig era of 1960-1980 America when strait–laced morality defined woman’s place in […]

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Right to Try or Right to Die? Hijacking the FDA For Fun and Profit

“… false hope legislation [Right to Try Laws] … put countless patients at risk by dramatically undermining the FDA’s role in ensuring that medical products are safe and effective before they become widely used.” (Public Citizen)     Sadly, It’s time for our umpty-umpth article on that serial offender —the health care industry – a […]

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How She Did It and Why: The True Story of ******’s First Two Nude Photos (Adult content, Adults only)

Straight from the archives, the unvarnished truth about Marilyn Monroe’s famous (and controversial) press conference following the appearance of her nude photos in the first edition of Playboy. The saga began in 1949 after one of her first appearances on the screen—a walk-on role in the last feature film the Marx brothers made, Happy Talk. […]

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U.S. Know-Nothings Are Back in Charge: Immigrants Beware

“It is one of the consequences of aggression that it hardens the conscience as the only means of quieting it.” (James Fenimore Cooper, The Deerslayer)  “My greatest fear is that we are all suffering from historical amnesia. [Because   of] a system of power that is always deciding in the name of humanity who deserves to […]

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U.S. Health Care Debacle: You’ll Never Guess Who Benefits?

(Update on U.S. Health Care: Getting Less for More follow link to read original report) In our last depressing foray into the alarming statistics that underpin the sorry state of health care in America, we discovered that America has the highest child and infant mortality rate of any high-income, industrialized country in the world, that […]

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