As Zika dangers become more obvious, Congress balks at releasing needed research money

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If they think hard about it, most people can figure out why the Republican-led Congress throws legislative roadblocks in front of almost all demands, requests and pleas coming from the White House. But ignoring an appeal for money to thwart … Continue reading

Limb-saving diabetic drug still can’t penetrate the Cuban blockade

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(Reprinted from Jan. 15, 2015 Fair Warning) HAVANA – President Obama’s efforts to renew relations with Cuba may soon allow Americans to visit this island’s pristine beaches and start lugging home shopping bags filled with long-coveted cigars and rum. But … Continue reading

Does anyone in Washington realize that people will die if these budget cuts are instituted?

The round-the-clock nattering on cable channels and blog sites about the often politically motivated desire to slice the federal budget drowns out this reality: Lives will be lost if these cut are made. You have to wonder whether the Republican-controlled … Continue reading