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Who will save the Grand Old Party after Donald Trump leaves the White House?

WASHINGTON – As defeated President Donald Trump prepares to leave the White House kicking and screaming on January 20, who among the remnants of the shattered Republican Party to which he clings has the stature or the ability to restore it as an integral partner in the traditional two-party ...

The power of Christmas

Of all the great and small events of 1991, the death of CBS News' "60 Minutes" co-host Harry Reasonerprobably rates near the bottom in the amount of attention afforded it by the public. Yet when a keen observer and a person of talent and grace leaves the planet, we are all diminished a ...

Even Trump’s pardons are selfish

The list of President Donald Trump's pardons and clemencies so far looks a lot like a supermarket tabloid: In other words, a lot like Trump's life itself. There's Rod Blagojevich with his saucy smile, and there's smug Joe Arpaio. Every president's pardon list contains some self-serving or ...

Physicians educated abroad can fill COVID-induced doctor shortage

The United States will be short nearly 140,000 doctors by 2033, according to the latest estimates from the Association of American Medical Colleges. COVID-19 may drive the number of doctor shortages up further. Large numbers of physicians are leaving the profession. Consequently, we must ...

It is winter after all, but I’ll pass on the eggplant parmesan

Now that the election is over, kind of, I’m moving. Not to Canada but maybe Maine or Georgia. Grubhub, the food delivery service, recently released top trending foods they delivered this year in each state. Most were comfort foods that pretty much turn the USDA food pyramid upside down. The ...

Hunting for Hunter Biden

It isn't that the alleged exploits, profits and questionable business deals involving Hunter Biden and his father, Joe Biden, were not known for most of this election year. Much of mainstream media either ignored it or put it down as right-wing extremism. Until now. We've recently learned ...

Rebutting the myth of white superiority

By way of introduction: Tommy Tuberville is the new Republican U.S. senator from Alabama. He was previously a successful college football coach at the University of Mississippi, Texas Tech, Cincinnati and Auburn -- where his team six times defeated their powerful in-state rival, the ...

Missing the point on prescription drug costs

Bashing drug companies, long a bipartisan pastime, reached a fever pitch when President Trump recently announced a new federal rule aimed at slashing the prices Medicare pays for some lifesaving medications. Republicans and Democrats alike are stuck on the idea that the best way to reduce our ...

A tale of three governors

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown's order of additional restrictions prior to Thanksgiving elicited expected responses from those who virtue signal their belief in science to those clutching their copy of the constitution close to their chest. However, the vehemence directed at Gov. Brown still caught ...

With new drug pricing order, Trump flirts with socialism

President Trump's recent executive order on drug prices gets almost everything right -- except the solution. It's true, as the order says, that "Americans pay more per capita for prescription drugs than residents of any other developed country." And it's unjust that Americans ...

President Trump’s latest executive order will decimate U.S. innovation

With only a few months left in his first term, President Trump is trying to make good on his campaign promise to lower drug prices. He has signed an executive order directing Medicare to tie reimbursements for most medicines to the lowest prices paid in other developed countries. This ...

President Trump’s latest executive order will decimate U.S. innovation

With only a few months left in his first term, President Trump is trying to make good on his campaign promise to lower drug prices. He has signed an executive order directing Medicare to tie reimbursements for most medicines to the lowest prices paid in other developed countries. This ...

This Thanksgiving, choose love – focus on the gratitude

Thanksgiving is my favorite day of the year. It’s a holiday with none of the pressures of Christmas. I cook a lot of food and give a lot of hugs. Nothing makes me happier than our house full of the people I love. This preamble is brought to you by a columnist who wants you and those you ...

A 40-year-old law continues to produce new jobs today

This fall, tens of millions of Americans will get vaccinated against influenza -- but they won't all experience a prick in the arm. Instead, many will take FluMist, the painless nasal flu vaccine. FluMist is just one of many breakthrough innovations that originated at the University of ...

What’s behind improvements in U.S. life expectancy?

Pharmaceuticals have added about a year to U.S. life expectancy since 1990, according to new research published in Health Affairs by scholars from Harvard and the University of Michigan. Yet Americans don't live as long as their counterparts in Canada and the United Kingdom. British life ...

Superbugs will kill millions – unless Congress acts

We're in the midst of the worst health crisis of the 21st century -- and it's not COVID. The coronavirus is a terrible disease, of course. In just ten months, it has killed more than one million people around the globe. But there's a far more dangerous plague circulating through the ...

A 40-year-old law continues to produce new jobs today

This fall, tens of millions of Americans will get vaccinated against influenza -- but they won't all experience a prick in the arm. Instead, many will take FluMist, the painless nasal flu vaccine. FluMist is just one of many breakthrough innovations that originated at the University of ...

Why we shouldn’t give up on bipartisanship, even now

In the wake of the 2020 election, many Americans are wondering whether bipartisanship is even possible anymore. For the millions suffering from cancer and other debilitating diseases, I hope so. Because 18 years ago, when I faced a deadly diagnosis of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), bipartisanship ...

Trumpism lives on!

Donald Trump may end up losing the 2020 election in the Electoral College, but he won the campaign that ended on Nov. 3. Democrats had been talking of a "sweep," a "blowout," a "blue wave" washing the Republicans out of power, capturing the Senate, and bringing in an enlarged Democratic ...

Joe Biden, a man on the cusp of meeting his moment

WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, upon assuming the presidency, will put to the test his reputation as a man who reaches across the partisan aisle to get things done. After 36 years in the Senate and eight as Barack Obama's vice president, Biden's calling card to ...