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Sarah E. Jones

Blog Entries by Sarah E. Jones

Shaikh Case Illustrates Need for Sanctions

Posted December 29, 2009 | 17:28:32 (EST)

Akmal Shaikh was not a prominent man. The 53-year-old father of three held no important positions. He was not a mogul, a president, or a celebrity. He is known now only because of his death, and the illness that led him to it. For Akmal Shaikh, executed by lethal injection...

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Redefining the Greatest Gift

Posted November 10, 2009 | 20:56:15 (EST)

Mika Brzezinski makes a series of harmful assumptions in her article "Don't Forget to Have Kids." Not only does she inform aspiring young career women that the "greatest gift" a woman can receive is children, she warns that it is unlikely any of them will find a suitable man. These...

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The Real NHS

Posted September 8, 2009 | 22:02:50 (EST)

This fall, I am studying abroad in Bangor, Wales. It's a trip I've been planning for over a year, so I was somewhat less than thrilled to fall ill with walking pneumonia two weeks before I was scheduled to leave. The doctor prescribed antibiotics and ordered a week off from...

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Mental Health Consumers Lose Vital Advocate

Posted August 26, 2009 | 17:54:13 (EST)

Ted Kennedy leaves a remarkable legacy of advocacy. From his earliest days in the United States Senate, he showed a sensitivity toward the plight of Americans often marginalized by the political machine. These Americans include the millions suffering from a major mental illness.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)...

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At Health Care Town Hall in Bristol, VA, Passions Run High

Posted August 6, 2009 | 15:47:53 (EST)

Political observers know Bristol, Virginia as the site of Barack Obama's first campaign stop after accepting the Democratic nomination. On July 28th, Obama chose a Kroger's grocery store for his first Presidential visit to this blue-collar Southern city. The purpose of the visit was a Town Hall Meeting on health...

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