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Why Dave Keon Was My Childhood Hero

Reading Megan Rapinoe’s diss of Canada’s soccer team after losing to them Monday made me appreciate growing up in an era when the best athletes were known for their grace and sportsmanship.

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If Dale Carnegie Ran the CDC

If there is any hope of convincing those who fear the Covid vaccines to change their minds, politicians like New York’s Andrew Cuomo and journalists like the Washington Post’s Helaine Olen need to step aside and remain quiet. They are part of the problem, not the solution.

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Nikki Johnson’s War on the “Healthcare Cartel”

Nicole Johnson, a staff pediatrician at Cleveland’s highly regarded Rainbow Babies Children’s Hospital, is the rare physician who not only dares to speak truth to power, she shouts it. It’s a potential career-ending move and given that Johnson loves her job and still paying back medical school loans, her outspokenness is even more daring.

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The Martyrdom of Nikole Hannah-Jones

New York Times writer Nikole Hannah-Jones accused the University of North Carolina of racism for failing to offer her a tenured positioned from the get-go and called for “transparency around the tenure debacle that led us here.” As part of that transparency, Howard University should publicly disclose the offer that lured Hannah-Jones to the historically Black college.

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Allan Lengel’s Sabbath Message

I’m an avid reader of news publications, which wears on the soul and often puts me in a foul mood. When Friday night rolls along, I read my friend Allan Lengel’s weekly inspirational message and I’m reminded there is still a lot of good in the world and the importance of laughter.

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Loonie Tunes: What Canada Pays Hospital CEOS

The pay differential between U.S. and Canadian hospital CEOs readily explains why U.S. health care is the most expensive and least efficient in the world. Canadians get dramatically more bang for their loonies.

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Where the Great Radio Jocks Have Gone

Feeling nostalgic on July 4th weekend, I decided to listen to air checks of some of the great DJs from the 60s and look up what happened to them. Sadly, virtually all of them are broadcasting on a frequency I’m not ready to hear just yet.

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Marion Mass M.D. vs Healthcare Suits

Dr. Marion Mass is waging a war against the corporate suits who have taken control of U.S. healthcare. Here’s why obscenely compensated hospital CEOs and others driving up the cost of medical care have good reason to fear the diminutive pediatrician and “recovering soccer mom.”

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