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Paul Abrams, M.D., J.D., is an entrepreneur who is currently a consultant in biotechnology, and chairs a bioremediation company. He was formerly President, CEO and Director of one publicly- traded, and another privately-held, biotechnology company, inventor on 12 US patents, co-editor of two scientific books and has published more than 35 peer-reviewed articles. He has been contributor to several journals on issues facing the biotechnology industry and entrepreneurs, an invited speaker at trade and financial conferences, and has testified before Congress on these matters.

He serves as a Board member of the Washington Progress Alliance, the Women's Bioethics Project, the Apollo Alliance (Washington State) and the Economic Opportunity Institute.

He received doctorate degrees in medicine and in law, and a B.A.summa cum laude in Political Science & Economics, all from Yale University. He is a board-certified oncologist and was editor of the Yale Law Journal. A former intercollegiate swimmer, he enjoys scuba-diving, general exercise, film, theater and plays guitar but, for the benefit of mankind, sings only in the shower.

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In Hurling Epithets at Obama, Republican Wannabees Are Also Viciously Attacking U.S. Allies Cameron, Hollande, and Merkel

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2015 | 5:38 PM

Wannabee Jeb Bush (R-FL), to cite just one of the Republican candidates, called the Iran agreement "appeasement", thereby insinuating that President Obama is a modern-day Neville Chamberlain. Just in case one missed the point, wannabee Lindsey Graham (R-SC) made the Chamberlain comparison explicit.

That was...

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Scalia's Dissent in Obergefell (Same-Sex Marriage) Case Would Criminalize Justice Thomas's Marriage

(429) Comments | Posted June 30, 2015 | 1:04 PM

Justice Antonin Scalia's dissent in Obergefell v Hodges -- the case that declared that denying same-sex couples marriage licenses violated the equal protection and due process clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment -- is best known for its tantrums and, as usual for the politician Scalia is rather than the jurist...

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Will Republicans Really Relinquish Their Race Card? Let's See Them Pass the Voting Rights Act

(7) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 10:11 AM

Governor Nikki Haley's (R-SC) decision to seek removal of the confederate flag from government property is good news, but she compromised her moral leadership by qualifying words about "heritage", code word for a society explicitly and deliberately structured on racial superiority.

When Democrats passed the Civil Rights...

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Next Iraq Question for 2016 Wannabees: Would You Have Let the Inspectors Finish Their Work Before Invading?

(71) Comments | Posted May 19, 2015 | 1:01 PM

Everyone seems to forget that, regardless of intelligence errors or even cherry-picking, what we now know about the absence of WMD in Iraq was indeed knowable prior to the invasion.

Now that Jeb Bush (R-FL), the last Republican holdout, has admitted the Iraq War was a mistake,...

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12 Years of Bush Presidencies = 747,000 Net New Private Sector Jobs

(37) Comments | Posted May 17, 2015 | 2:22 PM

As former Governor Jeb Bush (R-FL) flails about trying to use his family name to attract financial and elite support while also desperately trying to distance himself from his brother's disastrous record, there is another problem he cannot run away from: The 12 Bush years were the worst on record...

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Removing the Insurance Roadblock: I Propose the Cancer Patient Treatment Coverage Act

(3) Comments | Posted May 1, 2015 | 10:27 AM

With breakthrough cancer therapies coming to market rapidly, the insurance industry -- not the FDA, not ineffective treatments -- has become the greatest risk to cancer patients' lives.

The Cancer Patient Treatment Coverage Act ("CPTCA") I propose would mandate coverage for all cancer patients for treatments and supportive treatments...

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Déjà Vu All Over Again: Congress Using in Iran Same Bush/Cheney Policies that Failed in North Korea

(5) Comments | Posted April 14, 2015 | 3:07 PM

Remember the incredibly successful foreign policy of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Condolezza Rice?

Remember how they improved stability and the balance of power in the world? Recall how they thwarted major attacks on U.S. soil on 9/11? Remember how we were greeted with dancing and flowers in Iraq...

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Tom Cotton Just Made the Strongest Argument for the Iran Nuclear Deal

(786) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 10:28 AM

Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) asserted that the United States could destroy Iran's nuclear infrastructure in a several day bombing campaign.

Well, if that is true, then why should he get lathered over the Iran Nuclear Agreement Framework? With the agreement, we have inspectors on the ground, centrifuge limitations...

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A Word to Justice Kennedy: In Obamacare Lawsuit, "Congress Can Fix It" Can Cut Either Way

(133) Comments | Posted April 8, 2015 | 2:40 PM

Plaintiffs' weak arguments in King v. Burrell, the latest legal assault on the Affordable Care Act, have led to a default position that, if Congress does not like the "plain words" of the law, they can just pass a corrective amendment to fix it.

Regrettably, the "Congress-can-fix-it"...

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George Will's 'Firing Offense' at Fox

(344) Comments | Posted April 6, 2015 | 8:49 AM

Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public purse -- Adlai Stevenson, 1952.

Nothing, nothing is more sacred to right-wing dogma than opposition to government spending and to raising taxes on the wealthy, flip sides of the same ideological coin...

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Israel's President Should Think Twice Before Asking Netanyahu to Form a Government

(43) Comments | Posted March 22, 2015 | 12:24 PM

Multi-party parliamentary democracies are not well understood by Americans. (Indeed, our own system of government is poorly understood by our own citizens.) In such systems, e.g., Israel's, where no party receives a majority, it is customary, but not required, that the country's president, ask the leader of the party with...

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Everyone Signing or Supporting the Cotton Letter Is 'Disqualified' From Being President -- Right, Chuck Todd?

(1986) Comments | Posted March 15, 2015 | 12:49 PM

Remember when Meet the Press's Chuck Todd declared that senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes was disqualified from being in the Senate because she refused to declare for whom she voted in 2008 and 2012?

Forty-seven Republican Senators tried to usurp the authority of the presidency and aid...

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Boehner's and Bibi's Blunders 'Liberate' U.S. Foreign Policy from NeoCons

(7) Comments | Posted February 28, 2015 | 3:29 PM

It's all happening because I am completely ignoring every urge towards common sense and good judgment I've ever had--George Costanza, "Seinfeld".

President Dwight Eisenhower warned against the growing power of the military-industrial complex, but even the former 5-star general Supreme Allied Commander in World War II couldn't do it. The...

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Attention Solicitor General: Two More Powerful Arguments Against King v Burwell

(5) Comments | Posted February 19, 2015 | 8:39 AM

Commentary on the pending case to destroy subsidies for citizens who purchase insurance on the federal exchanges have all, amazingly, neglected the economic value of the insurance in their calculations of harm.

The government appears to be mounting a case that these plaintiffs are not harmed by the subsidies. But,...

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Tuesday Morning Quarterbacking: Defending Pete Carroll's Call

(3) Comments | Posted February 3, 2015 | 12:23 PM

I am from Seattle, predicted last year's Super Bowl nearly to the exact points for both teams (I had it at 45-0), and had assumed victory this year even before the game began with what would have been another remarkably accurate prediction (I had it at 31-24).

So, I...

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Pay-Check Equity: Demolishing 100 Percent of the Right's 'Arguments'

(5) Comments | Posted January 29, 2015 | 2:23 PM

Although we all know the real reasons the Right opposes pay-check equity for women -- their corporate paymasters do not want it, just like they opposed the Family Medical Leave Act, the Lily Ledbetter Act, and so forth, and many believe women should only be housewives anyhow -- they have...

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This Is How Republicans Would Oppose the Keystone Pipeline

(10) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 8:34 AM

"In this age, in this country, public sentiment is everything. With it, nothing can fail; against it, nothing can succeed. Whoever molds public sentiment goes deeper than he who enacts statutes, or pronounces judicial decisions." -- Abraham Lincoln

Democrats remain befuddled by their electoral defeats when their issues poll so...

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Suggested Message for State of the Union: 'Don't Screw It Up... Again'

(21) Comments | Posted January 19, 2015 | 11:08 AM

President Obama begins his seventh year in office in good position. At this point in his eight-year term, the unemployment rate is a) lower than Reagan's at the same time; b) lower than Romney/Republican targets for the end of 2016 and St. Ronnie's for his entire term; c) Medicare is...

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Middle Class Tax Cut: Where Were Democrats When It Was First Proposed?

(147) Comments | Posted January 15, 2015 | 8:18 AM

Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) is being lauded for proposing a revenue-neutral, middle-class tax cut funded by financial activities tax ("FAT").

Jared Bernstein, TV commentator and former chief economic advisor to Vice-President Biden, has called Van Hollen's plan "new", "bold", "far-reaching".

The Roosevelt Institute's Richard...

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Mais que a internet: a votação da neutralidade da rede vai determinar se os americanos são primeiro cidadãos ou primeiro consumidores

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2015 | 2:58 PM

O meio é a mensagem -- Marshall McLuhan

O debate sobre a próxima votação da neutralidade na internet deveria em primeiro lugar abordar a questão principal que ela cria: nós, americanos, somos primeiro consumidores ou primeiro cidadãos? Quais são nossos verdadeiros valores e prioridades?

A Comissão Federal de Comunicações (FCC...

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