George Merlis: President Obama’s reassuring embrace of a recovered ebola patient was the best way to say the virus can be beaten
W.D. Ehrhart: We seem to remain, as a people, as gullible as ever, once again stampeded into winless war by leaders so besotted by the hammer of American military might that they persist in seeing every problem in the world as a nail.
Peter Laarman: Prominent area political leaders will headline a special event to be held at Holman United Methodist Church on the afternoon of Saturday, Oct. 25—just ten days before the Nov. 4 general election.
Michael T. Hertz: For those who want Ted Cruz: beware. He may not be eligible, and if he were elected the result would certainly create chaos for many months.
Dan Farber: It’s time to take a hard look at the adequacy of the entire public health system and its ability to respond to global health emergencies.
Randy Shaw: In its essence, Homeland is reclaiming and reviving the same dangerous myth of the “CIA knows best” that has caused misery to millions across the globe.
Robert Reich: While other nations set wholesale drug prices, the law prohibits the U.S. government from using its considerable bargaining power under Medicare and Medicaid to negotiate lower drug prices.
Kathleen Wallace: Here’s to hoping that the next person who shows up saying they are from Liberia or any other nation suffering greatly will get the attention from the start that is so merited because what may be brewing certainly has the potential to make all of our little daily concerns seem truly paltry.
Tara Culp-Ressler: “We are still in a country where it just makes us skeevy to talk about sex, especially with young folks. It’s a real bummer because we actually have a medical intervention that will work, and we just need to be better about talking about it.”
Tina Dupuy: Saying they want universal coverage with mostly private insurance along with Medicare but not Obamacare is like saying they want highways maintained by a federal agency with the initials D.O.T.—but not by the Department of Transportation.
Jenny Brown: During the campaign, American agents didn’t have to go far to see what having a union contract would be like; they could talk to US Airways agents at the next gate.
Tina Dupuy: It’s understandable how religious people bristle at science. They’ve grown accustomed to being able to carve out exactly what they like from religious texts, leaving the objectionable stuff behind.
Tina Dupuy: Somehow we’ve been tricked into believing one giant entity wielding unimaginable influence is better than the other giant entity wielding unimaginable influence.