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One Solution to Climate Change and Growing Healthier Food Is Right Under Our Feet

(134) Comments | Posted March 17, 2014 | 6:12 PM

Imagine if we could quickly reduce the threat of climate change and grow healthier crops at the same time, without the sacrifice the coal and oil industry tells us are inevitable! Turns out we can, and the solution is literally right under our feet.

As we know now, too...

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Why the Health Care Law Will Make Our Nation More Secure

(318) Comments | Posted January 6, 2014 | 7:01 AM

My interest in health care policy was spurred by researching women's health care issues and discovering more women than men die from heart disease. Heart research, however, was primarily conducted on men. I approached Cedars-Sinai Hospital and helped establish the Women's Heart Center there. Under the guidance of...

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Should the Minority Rule?

(1095) Comments | Posted October 10, 2013 | 1:07 PM

As we now enter the third week of the unnecessary government shutdown, Americans should remember the words of GOP Representative Martin Stutzman, "We're not going to be disrespected. We have to get something out of this. And I don't know what that even is." This statement reflects a cultural resentment...

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Why Is It Easier to Get an Assault Weapon Than to Vote?

(2646) Comments | Posted September 5, 2013 | 5:44 PM

"A great democracy does not make it harder to vote than to buy an assault weapon." - President Bill Clinton

The former president is absolutely right about what a great democracy should do. Unfortunately this is not the case in the United States today.

There have always been attempts by...

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What's Behind the Benghazi Hearings?

(1517) Comments | Posted May 14, 2013 | 5:46 PM

Remember Whitewater and the "travel office" non-scandals of the 1990s? The Republicans and certain media outlets wasted the nation's time and millions of dollars in pursuit of alleged wrongdoing by First Lady Hillary Clinton. It was all sound and fury signifying nothing. Two decades later, the same script is being...

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What Did You Know and When Did You Know It?

(1187) Comments | Posted November 30, 2012 | 2:35 PM

Despite countless meetings, discussions and briefings to explain what occurred during the recent terrorist attack on the United States Consulate in Benghazi, Senator John McCain and a handful of Republicans will not stop fueling the flames of a supposed cover-up by the White House, Secretary of State and U.N. Ambassador...

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Obama vs. Romney: A Clear Choice

(1485) Comments | Posted September 18, 2012 | 1:24 PM

In this election, the people of America have to make a choice between two candidates with very different values, visions and solutions to the most pressing problems facing our country. The question voters need to ask themselves when they walk into the voting booth on November 6th is: "Will the...

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We Must Protect Voting Rights

(887) Comments | Posted August 13, 2012 | 2:59 PM

The new laws requiring US citizens to produce photo IDs at the poll are designed to deprive elderly and minority citizens of the precious right to cast their vote. These regressive laws are themselves the most dangerous voter fraud threatening American democracy.

I would like to direct...

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Where Is the Fourth Estate When You Need Them?

(912) Comments | Posted February 3, 2012 | 4:17 PM

It seems these days that the Republican debates have become a forum in which candidates can assert just about anything. With the right amount of aggression, they are able to avoid answering tough questions by bullying the moderator into submission (i.e. not asking strong follow up questions in order to...

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It's Time For Gender Equality In Treatment Of Heart Disease

(151) Comments | Posted December 7, 2011 | 8:05 PM

The following is drawn from a speech given at TedxWomen this year:

THE FACTS:

1) Heart disease kills more women than ALL cancers combined.

2) 4 percent of women are diagnosed with breast cancer annually, whereas 44 percent of women are diagnosed with heart disease.

3) Even...

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Why Heart Disease Is Treated Like a Boys' Club

(218) Comments | Posted November 15, 2010 | 1:32 PM

Women have broken through some of the hardest glass ceilings. We've had women explore the depths of outer space, a woman run for President of the United States, and we've had a woman serving as Speaker of the House, a position that is just two heartbeats away from the Presidency....

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Stop. Think. Breathe.

(662) Comments | Posted September 14, 2010 | 5:40 PM

It's not news... many people in our country are suffering. Uncertainty over our economy continues with high unemployment, which in turn has triggered many more home foreclosures. The lack of jobs has left a lot of people understandably angry, fearful and cynical about what they will face in the days...

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Corporations Won't Self-Regulate

(386) Comments | Posted June 9, 2010 | 3:23 PM

It's now well over a month since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded off the Gulf of Mexico and created the largest man-made environmental catastrophe in American history. The question haunting everyone is: how was this allowed to happen? From the devastated fishermen and business owners in the Gulf Coast...

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Republicans on the Wrong Side of History

(982) Comments | Posted March 30, 2010 | 3:23 PM

Last week, the Republicans took a big gamble and lost by lining up on the wrong side of history with their battle against health care reform. After the bill passed in Congress, all we heard from Republicans on the 24 hour news channels was, how can Congress pass a bill...

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Elections Should Be Won -- Not Bought

(359) Comments | Posted February 23, 2010 | 1:20 PM

Last January, Barack Obama was sworn into office after being elected by an overwhelming majority of the country. His historic victory was a mandate for change. With new energy occupying the White House, and a re-invigorated progressive leadership at the helm in Congress, Americans believed that positive change was finally...

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We The Corporations? I Don't Think So.

(882) Comments | Posted January 28, 2010 | 2:13 PM

I felt like I was in suspended animation as I read the Supreme Court decision which essentially enables a corporate coup d'état of America's Democracy.

Our country's Founding Fathers never intended for monarchs or the business establishment to rule our nation. No, the Founders of our country began the Constitution...

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Who Is Sarah Palin?

(336) Comments | Posted October 13, 2008 | 7:01 PM

Until the Republican Convention, very few had ever heard of Sarah Palin... and now this mean-spirited campaigner is asking who is Barack Obama?

I'm asking who is Sarah Palin?

I know that she's a woman who doesn't believe in allowing women the right to choose their own reproductive health decisions...

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The Politics of Distraction, Hypocrisy and Blame

(94) Comments | Posted October 1, 2008 | 2:21 PM

The Republicans fight dirty... they take every opportunity to shift the political conversation from substance to frivolity. They don't want the public to see the huge differences between the two parties. Less than two weeks ago, John McCain mocked Senator Obama's appearance at a Hollywood fundraiser.

And where do you...

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Is This a Democracy or a Monarchy?

(276) Comments | Posted September 28, 2008 | 6:03 PM

A couple of weeks ago, I turned on my television to tune into the Sunday morning news shows hoping to get a glimpse of Sarah Palin in order to learn more about her. I remember hearing from Bob Schieffer that McCain's campaign manager Rick Davis had said, "Palin won't do...
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The Country Can't Afford to Elect John McCain

(574) Comments | Posted September 19, 2008 | 5:24 PM

We are in the worst financial crisis this country has faced in modern times. During these eight long years of Republican control, we have seen runaway greed, the deregulation of financial institutions and the mismanagement of the housing market resulting in the skyrocketing number of home foreclosures. This has led...

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