Hijacking Your DNA: It Could Cost You Your Freedom

In 1996, a young woman was murdered in her apartment in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Although police had the killer’s DNA from the crime scene they were unable to match it to DNA in any of their criminal databases. That is, until 2014, when the police obtained a number of genetic matches from a private lab (now owned by Ancestry.com) […]

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Opioid Epidemic: Drug Companies Killing Americans In The Name Of Profits

The Opioid Epidemic Update on “Drug Companies: Killing Americans in the Name of Profits” New figures released this week confirm what we all expected — the opioid epidemic is on the march striking young Americans the hardest. In 2016, 64,000 people (most under 50) overdosed, the majority on opioids. In 2014 (latest figures available), hospitals […]

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The Great American Shell Game: Perpetual War and the Presidents Who Start Them … A Partial List

The U.S. war machine keeps chugging along. With the advent of 24-hour cable news, live stream broadcasting on the internet and social media, the current exploits of the warrior nation are open to the gaze of every inhabitant of the planet. What is less known —U.S. belligerence didn’t start with George W. or Bill Clinton […]

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Just Because You’re Rich Doesn’t Mean You Don’t Have Problems

On May 17, 2017, Giselle Bündchen, wife of superstar NFL quarterback Tom Brady, revealed in an interview with Charlie Rose that “he [Brady] has concussions but we don’t talk about it.”  Brady dodged the question when ESPN came calling preferring to hedge his bet by a non-answer answer— “she’s a very concerned wife and very […]

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Flag Wars: Will the Real Americans Please Stand Up

The Flag Wars have taken center stage again. In a bizarre twist, politics and sports have become embroiled in a confrontational and, at times, downright laughable war of words and actions. As always, flag waving and the traditional salute and national anthem-singing inspire mixed reactions. According to President Trump— It [standing in a reverential pose […]

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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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