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Paul Abrams
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.

Entries by Paul Abrams

Tom Cotton Wants to Make Medicare Doubly Dead... Attacks from Two Fronts

(35) Comments | Posted April 18, 2014 | 10:27 PM

It is not on his website; it is not in his campaign platform. But, do not let this stealth candidate fool anyone: Republican Senate candidate Tom Cotton (R-AR) really wants to kill Medicare. So much so, that he attacks it on two different fronts.

First, by repeatedly voting to repeal...

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Lindsey Graham Praised Obama's Syrian Chemical Weapons' Outcome... Until He Achieved It!

(6) Comments | Posted March 7, 2014 | 7:56 AM

In a statement dripping with sarcasm and disdain, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) "advised" President Obama not to go on television and draw red lines because Graham, and world leaders (whose minds and motivations Graham purports to know), just roll their eyes, knowing the president will not follow through,...

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Crimea Must Not Be Ukraine's Sudetenland

(1) Comments | Posted March 3, 2014 | 8:25 PM

The Sudetenland of Czechoslovakia (at the time) borders Germany, and had both German and Czech speakers, although Germans were the majority. A relative of mine who lived there at the time said that schoolmasters would bribe his father to send him to a German school one year, and the headmaster...

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Diagnosis and Cure: Democrats Can Turn 'Obamacare' into Electoral Advantage

(4) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 2:43 PM

Republicans believe that "Obamacare" will provide them a mid-term victory.

It may.

But, only if the Democrats let them, their candidates run away from it, and do not grasp and execute what is required to turn it into a major electoral advantage. With Republicans banking their hopes on...

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A Tax Cut That 'Pays For' Unemployment Insurance and Infrastructure

(7) Comments | Posted February 24, 2014 | 7:07 PM

It is bad economic policy. But, all economic policy that could pass a Republican-controlled House of Representatives is bad. All they care about, really, is tax cuts for the wealthy. But those tax cuts do not create jobs or "pay for themselves." Nor do regulations...

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GOP Makes Powerful Case for Huge Inheritance Tax Increases

(46) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 7:28 AM

I never thought I would hear Republicans arguing the case so powerfully that inheritances should be very highly taxed. Indeed, with a Congress that pays itself $174,000 per person per year for barely working, and achieving nothing but sticking it to the American people, it is surprising to hear them...

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De-Demagoguing the Pipeline: A Televised White House Summit

(12) Comments | Posted February 5, 2014 | 5:31 PM

Anyone who has run an organization with multiple stakeholders knows that the process of coming to a decision can be as important as the decision itself. No organization has as many stakeholders as the United States government and government policy. The State Department's impact report on the XL...

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In SOTU, the President Should Address 'Obama Derangement Syndrome': Here's the Why and How

(16) Comments | Posted January 26, 2014 | 5:12 PM

The President cannot provide an accurate report-card to the nation without conveying the central operating principle of Republicans to oppose everything he does (aka, "all-things-Obama"), even if they previously favored it, or even proposed it themselves.

The State of the Union address provides one of the few opportunities for...

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Two Bushes = Two Recessions, Three Wars: Why Jeb Will Never Be President

(1) Comments | Posted January 23, 2014 | 3:34 PM

Now that Chris Christie is generally considered to be toast for the nomination he never would have had anyhow, Jeb Bush is being whispered about as the Republicans' "great white hope."

Barbara Bush does not want Jeb Bush to run for president. She is very smart. If Jeb gets into...

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Why Not a Progressive Response' to the State of the Union?

(17) Comments | Posted January 22, 2014 | 7:46 AM

Both the Republican Party and the Tea Party Caucus will be afforded the opportunity to deliver a response to the president's speech.

Why not a response from the Progressive Caucus? Because it does not have "party" in its name? GMAFB. Who has been elected on the Tea Party line...

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Defensive Holding: Four Incredible Quarterbacks Notwithstanding, the Run Will Dominate the NFL Championships

(0) Comments | Posted January 18, 2014 | 5:37 PM

It is difficult to imagine two more brilliant and exciting quarterbacks than Russell Wilson (Seattle Seahawks) and Colin Kaepernick (San Francisco 49ers) or two more effortlessly perfect passers and play-callers than Tom Brady (New England Patriots) and Peyton Manning (Denver Broncos).

But, here is what all four of these teams...

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Right Wing 'Wanted' Poster for JFK: Sound Familiar?

(2) Comments | Posted January 14, 2014 | 4:08 PM

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

A few days prior to President John F Kennedy's assassination in Dallas, a flyer was widely distributed in the form of a "Wanted" poster.

With front and side views of the president emblazoned at the top of the flyer, this...

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President Obama Stands Up for Peace as No Other President Has: Sign Support Petition

(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2014 | 8:39 PM

After reading the following, please sign this petition, and pass along. There is nothing more important than preventing another idiotic war. It does not matter if you like or dislike the president. People who take risks for peace need expressions of broad support.

I worked, contributed...

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Raising the Minimum Wage "Pays for" Extended Unemployment Insurance

(38) Comments | Posted January 4, 2014 | 4:27 PM

When the sequester first bit, Members of Congress suddenly realized that they, along with the rest of us poor sots, would be standing on long airport lines due to reduced funding for sufficient numbers of TSA inspectors.

What happened? What do you think happened? Faster than one can say...

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Ringing Out the Old: Discriminatory Health Insurance Now Outlawed in America

(38) Comments | Posted January 1, 2014 | 11:56 AM

Good riddance to 2013 and, with it, to a century of discriminatory health insurance in the United States.

As of today, January 1, 2014, discriminatory health insurance and arbitrary coverage decisions are outlawed.

As the D.C. media feigns apoplexy over enrollment rates in the Affordable Care Act, the rest...

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PaulitiFact's 10 Top Lies of 2013

(8) Comments | Posted December 28, 2013 | 10:07 AM

Well, another year has passed with political lies spewing forth faster than stink on you-know-what. The mission of PaulitiFact and the other national lies rating agencies is to prune the thicket of political lies to relieve the American people of that gruesome burden so they can enjoy their Christmas and...

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Pelosi Should Demand Unemployment Insurance Extension and a Vote on Senate Immigration Bill for Democrats' Votes for the Budget

(3) Comments | Posted December 12, 2013 | 4:55 PM

There are many, many budget proposals superior to the one presented yesterday, but none of those had a prayer of passage.

I had proposed a much better budget bill that could have passed. It would have met Paul Ryan's (R-WI) stated principles of no tax increases and...

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Now, Democrats Should Push a Voluntary 'Buy-Into-Medicare' Amendment to Obamacare

(44) Comments | Posted December 3, 2013 | 12:29 PM

The website is now functioning, and its birth trauma will be largely forgotten as an issue come springtime.

Republicans, however, will focus heavily on the issue of cost to a small group of people whose premiums will have increased because, among other things, there are no longer annual or lifetime...

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Will Congress Become a Threat to Mid-East Peace?

(10) Comments | Posted December 1, 2013 | 1:34 PM

Congress may soon emerge as the greatest threat to peace in the Middle East. That is why any move toward a stiffer sanctions bill needs to be quashed. (Or, perhaps, each proponent of such a bill can list those in their own immediate family who volunteer today to be in...

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Media Should Hold Politicians to JFK's 'Better to Light a Candle Than Curse the Darkness' Legacy

(1) Comments | Posted November 24, 2013 | 9:01 AM

Else another light might go out.--"The Winter of our Discontent", John Steinbeck

Fifty years ago a light went out.

It took 45 years for a leader who similarly embodied in his very persona the hope and change the country and world desperately needed.

JFK broke the 'no catholics need...

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