By JEFFREY A. SINGER Leaders at all levels of government and civil society are alarmed at the continued rise, year after year, in the death rate from opioid overdose. The latest numbers for 2015 report a record 33,000 deaths, the majority of which are now from heroin. Health insurers are not a disinterested party in this … Continue reading Here’s how one piece of Obamacare is killing thousands
The vast majority of people in the United States have no interest whatsoever in street battles between the alt-right (better described today in more poignant terms) and the counter-protesters. Most people have normal problems like paying bills, dealing with kids, getting health care, keeping life together under all the usual strains, and mostly want these … Continue reading The Violence in Charlottesville
In September 2014, I watched a tank battle from a hilltop in Mariupol, Ukraine. I toured that battlefield, the day the first cease-fire was signed, on Sept. 5, 2014. I witnessed a wasteland of charred, destroyed tanks, and armored personnel carriers. And scores of dead soldiers who reminded me of the plaster molds of the … Continue reading PHOTOS: The truth about Russia’s war on Ukraine
As expected, and thanks to the big 2015-6 El Niño, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced that 2016 is the warmest year in their 150-year long global surface temperature record. They didn’t mention that there are signs that global average temperatures are headed back to pre-El Niño values, which may put them … Continue reading The science is in. Global temperatures are falling.
Illegal immigration is at its lowest point since the Great Depression. President Trump has claimed success, but nearly all of the decrease occurred under prior administrations. The president’s campaign rhetoric does appear to have caused a small increase in illegal immigration prior to assuming office. Because immigrants moved up their arrival dates a few months, … Continue reading Illegal Immigration is Way Down, Should We Thank Trump?
Would you like to adopt better habits? The most efficient way of doing so is to first focus on what author Charles Duhigg calls “keystone habits,” which set off “chain reactions that help other good habits take hold.” Here are some morning keystone habits that have worked wonders for me. 1. Get Going Early Waking … Continue reading The 7 things you should have done this morning
To honor the memory of those who have been killed and the Yezidi women and girls still held in captivity, the Free Yezidi Foundation and the American Ezidi Center will hold a candlelight vigil in Washington, DC. Thursday, 3 August, 2017 8:00 pm Pennsylvania Ave NW facing White House North Lawn, in front of Lafayette Square Concerned citizens are … Continue reading Tonight, 8 PM – Candle vigil at White House