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Thornton, Colorado, homeowners lose election

This is a postscript to “The one about nonpartisan elections.” Yes, the election was nonpartisan, in that political affiliations were not mentioned. But the oil and gas employee, a Republican, […]

George Carlin on abortion

Given the recent surge of extremism re Roe v. Wade, now seems a good time to reprint these insightful words from comedian George Carlin, first published here April 26, 2012. […]

Back to the Stone Age

Supposedly Alabama’s restrictive new abortion law is intended to get the abortion issue before the now more conservative Supreme Court in an effort to overturn Roe v. Wade. But unless […]

Finally, my Shingrix vaccination

It required three or four months on a wait list, but I finally got my first of two Shingrix shots yesterday. Shingrix is the new vaccine for shingles that has […]

When will we ever learn?

In A Measles Outbreak, Demand For Vaccine Spikes A quarter of all kindergartners in Washington county aren’t immunized. Now there’s a measles crisis Defying Parents, A Teen Decides To Get […]

It’s about choice and respect

Every woman’s right to privacy and choice was guaranteed by the Roe v. Wade decision 46 years ago. Celebrate your right to choose for yourself. Respect the right of others […]

There’s a new shingles vaccine

The Food and Drug Administration has just approved a new shingles vaccine, Shingrix, reports the Washington Post. It is said to provide much greater protection than Zostavax, the shingles vaccine […]

Please get your flu shot

Got my flu shot today. One of the high dose vaccines for seniors. If you haven’t gotten your shot yet, schedule it right now. Even if you aren’t interested in […]

Breaking the Goldwater rule

Readers may be familiar with the American Psychiatric Association’s “Goldwater rule” which says it is unethical to offer a professional opinion about the mental health of a public figure without […]

An emotional plea for all of us

Last night comedian Jimmy Kimmel explained why he was absent from his show last week. His wife gave birth to a son who had a life-threatening heart deformity and underwent […]

GOP healthcare … all hat, no cattle?

Call me naïve, but I fully expected that after seven years of threatening to repeal and replace Obamacare, the Republicans would have a plan all polished, fully supported, and ready to […]