The days of cautiously taking care of ourselves will wane as we move medicine, politics and society forward. By embracing stem-cell research, we will see the many troubles of aging and disease disappear.
The history of veterans funding is so consistently poor that even when Congress has gotten the funding level right, it has been late. Imagine trying to run a private sector health care system without knowing your budget.
A study surveying presidential elections from 1824 to 1992 suggests that Americans harbor a subtle form of prejudice called 'heightism,' in which short people are seen as inferior to their taller counterparts.