COMMENTARY: Slate: Let Nurse Practitioners Do Primary Care on Their Own
As of early April, you can walk into Walgreens in 18 states (plus D.C.), and along with a gallon of skim milk, a pair of photo mugs, a six-pack of toilet paper, and a flu shot, you can meet your new primary care provider, get your cholesterol checked, pick up your statin, and schedule a return visit.
COMMENTARY: Slate - The basketball bully
The firing Wednesday of Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice, for shoving players around, firing basketballs at them and screaming that they were "faggots" and "fairies," reflects universal condemnation.
COMMENTARY: Who's to blame for our politics? Don't ask
There is a classic "Doonesbury" cartoon, published soon after the Vietnam War ended, in which the antiwar activist Mark Slackmeyer is arguing with his pro-war father.
COMMENTARY: Healthful Logic Leads to Paid Sick Days
Ian Rizzio was a 24-year-old mechanical engineering student in Portland, Ore., managing a sandwich shop to pay his tuition. One day he woke up sick but went to work anyway, as he later testified to the Portland City Council.
COMMENTARY: Slate: Marry young
These days, young married couples are an anomaly.
COMMENTARY: The Perfect Time to Fix 20th-Century Roads and Bridges
Roads, bridges and the nation's other infrastructure steadily growing older and weaker. Given low interest rates and elevated unemployment, this is an ideal moment to invest in fixing them.
COMMENTARY: Five Myths About a Government Shutdown
President Barack Obama and Congress have until March 27 to reach a budget agreement to avert a government shutdown.
COMMENTARY: Slate: Steubenville Rape Case Judge Warns Teens to Watch What They Tweet
Sunday, two teen-age Steubenville, Ohio, football players were convicted of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl at a high school party.
COMMENTARY: This Is Not Your Father's GOP
Thirty years after Ronald Reagan was president, Republicans are still running on a tripartite alliance of social, fiscal and foreign policy conservatives. Alas, such candidates run on a myth; that coalition has splintered and what will replace it is far from clear.
COMMENTARY: Sarah Palin is out to SAVE Christmas!
I understand that at this point commenting on anything Sarah Palin does is like socking a punching bag that has been slowly deflating since 2008, but this week I can't help myself.
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