Joe Mathews: The modern holiday was conceived and popularized under swaying palm trees.
Rosemary Jenkins: What is beautiful and amazing about this drug is that, in a recent clinical study, 100% of participants in the at-risk group have remained free of infection.
Janet Phelan: Americans are being drugged silly. Per capita, the US population consumes an astounding number of psychiatric medications: one in five Americans takes at least one psychiatric drug.
Leonard Isenberg: To effectively take advantage of the new Latino population majority in the state, Villaraigosa needs to make himself the common point of reference for this constituency.
Christian John Lillis: C. diff. is a bacterium first identified in 1978 that can infect, harm and, at its worst, shut down human intestines. Such infections kill more than 29,000 Americans every year, rivaling gun violence and traffic accidents in fatalities.
Joe Mathews: Generations of excessive frugality and underinvestment have created various forms of scarcity in public services.
Janet Phelan: Assisted suicide is considered to produce a “slippery slope” towards outright euthanizing of those afflicted with illness or disabilities.
Stephen Frantz: GLY and its formulations are responsible for a large variety of cancers and organ failures in humans and other animals.
Walter M. Brasch: Under the Doctrine of Doctivity, health care has evolved from care and compassion to the surgical sterility of a business model, where liquidity, maximizing profits, and return on investment become the fabric and glue of health care practices.
Michael T. Hertz: Basically, a cheap-to-make drug with a small market gets jacked up in price and is then sold for millions of dollars in a sale that is all about finance and nothing about health.
Steve Hochstadt: Republican candidates don’t propose to help people in poverty, because Republican voters believe poverty is poor people’s own fault.
Robert Reich: California’s property taxes are already much lower than the national average. So even if corporations pay their full share, they’re still getting a great deal.
Tom Hastings: When will we finally decide as a nation that we should learn to follow the example of every other advanced nation on Earth from Canada to Japan to all of Europe to Australia and on and on—universal health care?