GOP members of the House and Senate have proposed a flurry of bills that would roll-back, and in some cases effectively repeal, some of the nation's most important environmental, health and safety laws.
Members of the House of Representatives have been casting a string of votes of staggering recklessness and cupidity. These are by far the worst environmental votes cast in any Congress in American history.
If you want a model for how the world can solve its most pressing problems, it is the posse. As governance systems go, the Wild West approach of rounding up a few available hands and driving the bad guy out of town is certainly messy, but it could be highly effective.
Hollywood producer Steven Soderbergh in his latest film Contagion has done what few big-budget Hollywood filmmakers do. He has respected his viewers' intelligence.Contagion not only includes marquee stars, but also respects science.
Over a decade later, as the obesity and tobacco epidemics loom and the burden of chronic disease continues to rise, the UN will hold a high-level summit on disease in two weeks. This time, it will finally focus on the prevention and control of non-communicable illnesses ...
You mean you haven't heard about the new 21st century trade agreement being negotiated this week in Chicago? Might be because the federal U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) didn't even announce the 2-week meeting on its website. Or anywhere else.
While it might be politically popular to tell people, "the government can't make you," that promise doesn't work in reality. For the sake of public health, let's all hope Perry's is the road less traveled.