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On Being an Erewhon Thief Suspect
This afternoon I was falsely accused of trying to steal from one of the trendiest food emporiums in Los Angeles. It wasn’t a very good feeling.
The Racism of Coca-Cola
Don Lemon, CNN’s $4 million a year anchor who says America is fundamentally racist, wants punishments meted out to those who put the health of Americans at risk. If Lemon was true to his convictions, the latest studies linking high-fructose corn syrup to colorectal cancer would prompt him to call for the cancelling of The Coca-Cola Company.
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.
Jackie Mason and My Comedy Career
Jackie Mason was my favorite comedian. His passing Saturday night prompted me to reflect on his comedy career – and mine.
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.
How to REALLY Reform U.S. Healthcare
President Biden last week unveiled a tough talking executive order that included some healthcare reform initiatives. Biden deserves an A on rhetoric but a D on concrete measures. Here are some efforts that should be considered as part of any serious attempt to overhaul America’s dysfunctional healthcare industry and improve patient care for all Americans.
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.
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.
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.