Sounding Off About Religious Idiocy

According to a July 31, 2007, MSNBC headline, religious doctors are less likely than nonreligious ones to care for patients who can not afford health care.


Economic Equality and Environmental Stewardship

Research has shown that in countries with a wide disparity between rich and poor, environmental protection tends to be a lower priority. The inverse is also true: Countries with greater economic equality assign higher priority to safeguarding their environment.


How to Recycle Styrofoam

Known within the packaging industry as expanded polystyrene (EPS) and usually bearing the “#6” recycling symbol, Styrofoam (which is actually the trademark name for Dow Chemical’s product) has long been an environmental bugaboo.


Democratic Congress Passes Expansion of Children's Health Insurance

Both Democratic-led Houses of Congress this week easily passed separate bills that would reauthorize the State Children Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP) and provide new funding to cover at least an additional 3 million uninsured children under the popular 10-year old program.


Drug Treatment isn't a Silver Bullet

OK, so you're rich and famous and have a drug problem. You relapse and get arrested. What do you do? It seems the latest trend in countering your likely conviction is not hiring a 'dream team' of legal defenders but immediately enrolling in a rehab drug program.


'See the Movie, Start the Revolution' ...a letter from Michael Moore

I am overwhelmed by the response to 'Sicko.' And I'm not just talking about all the wonderful, heart-felt letters you've sent me and the stories you've shared with me about the abuse you've suffered from our health care system.

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