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Friday Talking Points -- Don't Panic

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

That headline, of course, quotes the cover to the fictional Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy: "Don't Panic." This week, it seems like timely advice, as the news media and American politicians go into full-blown panic mode over one death and two illnesses within the United States.

Former Bush Official Sees Problems With Ebola Travel Ban

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 10.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A former HHS secretary under President George W. Bush says he sees "lots of problems" with using travel bans to contain diseases li...

State Comes Up With Innovative Obamacare Program

AP | BRADY McCOMBS | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY — The federal government has approved Utah to become the first state to have a dual-model health insurance exchange in which the ...

Mitt Romney and the Marketplace of Ideas

Heath Brown | Posted 08.03.2012 | Politics
Heath Brown

The future vitality of the U.S. democratic system of government and quality of our public policies should be based on broadening the array of ideas presidential candidates from both parties and the public can evaluate, debate, and ultimately base their political decisions.

Hospital CEO To Step Down Amid Accretive Health Debt-Collection Controversy

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 05.24.2012 | Business

Mark Eustis, the president CEO of a Minnesota hospital company under fire from state and federal authorities for allegedly harsh tactics its employees...

'We Are Giving The Image That We Are Money-Hungry,' Hospital Workers Say

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 05.14.2013 | Business

Employees at Minnesota hospitals that contracted with Accretive Health repeatedly complained about the company's methods of getting money from patient...

Jeffrey Young

Hospital Debt Collector Taps Washington Bigwigs In Bid To Restore Reputation | Jeffrey Young | Posted 05.15.2012 | Business

Accretive Health, a debt-collection company under fire for allegedly hounding hospital patients over unpaid bills, has hired former President George W...

Famous Artists Become Action Figures

ARTINFO | Posted 11.21.2011 | Arts

Artist Michael Leavitt continues his assault on the wider art world in the nerdiest way possible: by making action figures. The Seattle-based tinkerer...

With Nerves of Steele

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

"I can just imagine all those stories the next few days: 'Steele this,' 'Steele that.' You have no idea what a pain it is, seeing your name in the headlines all the time."

Ken McKay RESIGNS: RNC Chief Of Staff Out In Wake Of 'Bondage-Gate'

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Amid growing concern over Michael Steele's stewardship of the Republican National Committee, a New Hampshire activist resigned his ...

A Secretary Who Matters

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Vander Ark

At the critical point where young people should be connecting with college and 21st century careers, we rely on an outdated education system that evolved in the 1970s.

Panel: Give The FDA More Recall Authority

AP | TERENCE HUNT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Food and Drug Administration would be empowered to order mandatory recalls of products deemed a risk to consumers under recommendations from an ad...