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david-moolten's picture
Aug.27.2009
What’s wrong with the current system? Gross inefficiency, redundancy of services (generally lowering overall quality because the added programs lack adequate proficiency and don’t significantly improve access), irrational deployment of resources (i.e. too many specialists and too few primary care...
elmaz-abinader's picture
Aug.26.2009
Each year at the Advising Workshop for faculty, the Dean of Admission presents facts about our incoming class: their ethnography, academic records, community service and place of origin. We have watched the diversity of the College grow every year; more students speak more than one language, more...
david-moolten's picture
Aug.25.2009
Daniel Haller, Julius Mackie, William Powlis—these three men saved my life.  I was 25 and in my final year of medical school.  I’d had a nagging cough for several months and my friends urged me off and on to get a chest X-ray, check it out, though they half laughed when they told me.  No one, I...
sam-barry's picture
Aug.21.2009
San Francisco—Today Laina Adler, Marketing Director for a major American publishing firm which for the purposes of this article we will call CarperHollins, received a call this morning from a company called Bioscript. “They said they needed to talk to me about my daughter Nicola Adler’s account,”...
lisa-solod's picture
Aug.15.2009
According to  today's  Daily Beast  the legendary and, yes, old, Bob Dylan was questioned by a twenty-something police officer in New Jersey when someone reported “a scruffy old man acting suspiciously.”  The twenty-something cop had no idea who Dylan was and made him prove his identification back...
earl-merkel's picture
Aug.14.2009
 Hosts Earl Merkel and David Latko are on a "free speech" binge this week on talk-radio's MONEY & MORE, examining some of the more troubling issues of cyber-stalking and privacy-rights questions that have erupted in the midst of the national healthcare town hall meetings. Among them...
bill-schmalfeldt's picture
Aug.12.2009
It took a lot of digging, listening to the right wing patriots who have been warning us all along, and very little thought on my part, but I think I’ve finally gotten to the bottom of this vast, worldwide, time travel conspiracy to take away our right to high cost health care and guns.  Some of...
sam-barry's picture
Aug.05.2009
Today we are going to talk about an issue of concern to many American parents: virtual children. It’s hard enough raising brick and mortar children in these troubled times, what with the proliferation of drug abuse, rampant sexuality, and the skyrocketing cost of higher education. The challenges...
edelle-rose's picture
Aug.02.2009
National health care is very much in the news right now. I hope that congress can come up with a workable system that gives all Americans access to excellent health care. Our present system is, like almost every enterprise in this country, geared more to profit than to service. It is not so much...
nancy-devine's picture
Jul.24.2009
I knew we were moving on June 30th; I knew what I was up against, sort of. The day came, along with a crew of four strong, wiry men who were related and unified in their earnestness to move everything in front of them onto a truck outside our house. Nights of cardboard dreams frazzled my brain,...