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We are ‘hard-wired’ to perform acts of kindness

By Seth Borenstein Acts of kindness may not be that random after all. Science says being kind pays off. Research shows that acts of kindness make us feel better and healthier. Kindness is also key to how we evolved and survived as a species, scientists say. We are hard-wired to be kind. Kindness “is as […]

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What about ‘Immunity Passports’ for Covid-19? At this point, they’re a ‘no go’

By Jaime Moreno Do you know what is the difference between politics and science? Our understanding is that science requires evidence, coping with uncertainty, weighting efficacy and safety. Whereas politics aspires for certainty, resulting in a true fight between the deductive and the inductive methods, with humanity in the middle. I, as a physician, must […]

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Caregiving in Cuenca: My story

By Miriam Drake It is challenging, anywhere in the world to care for a husband whose health has deteriorated to the point that he cannot speak, one side of the body is completely paralyzed, and he has no sensations in his core. In Cuenca, Ecuador it is beyond challenging. All the systems here are designed […]

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Do you drink the sour milk of hatefulness?

By John Keeble This is an age of hate and fear and anger. And, for many, it will be getting worse over the coming months. Of course, for others it will be a way to cash in on political support and profits. And, for some, it will be yet more incentive to vent their hateful […]

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Cults aren’t what they used to be

By Ray Horsley When I was a kid the word “cult” meant a bunch of hippies living out of abandoned school buses running around naked in the Arizona desert. Ah, those were the days; innocuous groups who kept to themselves while they tried an alternative life style, ultimately disbanding or committing mass suicide, but harming […]

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What are the latest and best estimates of the Covid-19 fatality rate and does it matter?

By Clayton M. Dalton We’ve learned an incredible amount about the novel coronavirus these last few months. It seems that people can transmit the virus without symptoms, that virus particles can spread through a lingering, mistlike aerosol, and that a deadened sense of taste is a surprisingly reliable indicator of infection. But we’re still struggling […]

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The concept of free speech is under attack

By Jeffrey McCall The principle of free expression succinctly packaged into the First Amendment reflects the decent and honorable notion that people should be able to think independently and express those thoughts in the public square. The free expression concept recognizes the basic human dignity that comes when people are able to speak, write, worship […]

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Once champions of free speech, today’s U.S. liberals favor censorship and thought control

By Matt Taibbi Sometimes it seems life can’t get any worse in this country. Already in terror of a pandemic, Americans have lately been bombarded with images of grotesque state-sponsored violence, from the murder of George Floyd to countless scenes of police clubbing and brutalizing protesters. Our president, Donald Trump, is a clown who makes […]

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False OAS data resulted in U.S.-led coup against Evo Morales in 2019 Bolivia election

By Eoin Higgins More than seven months after claims of fraudulent elections sparked an undemocratic coup that led to the ouster of Bolivian President Evo Morales, the New York Times late Sunday reported on new research showing the U.S.-led Organization of American States used flawed data and analysis to support its widely cited contention the voting was […]

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