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  • Only Parents Can Keep Children Off Path To Obesity, Ill Health

    Only Parents Can Keep Children Off Path To Obesity, Ill Health
    When parents dream of a future for their children, it doesn't include diabetes, strokes, heart disease, osteoarthritis or several types of cancers. Those are a few of the severe ailments that the federal Centers for Disease Control attribute to adult...
  • Critics call Obama funding plan for health insurer losses a 'bailout'

    Critics call Obama funding plan for health insurer losses a 'bailout'
    The Obama administration has quietly adjusted key provisions of its signature healthcare law to potentially make billions of additional taxpayer dollars available to the insurance industry if companies providing coverage through the Affordable Care Act...
  • Health insurance reduces deaths, new Massachusetts study shows

    Health insurance reduces deaths, new Massachusetts study shows
    Giving more people health insurance could save tens of thousands of lives nationwide in the coming years, a new analysis of data from Massachusetts, whose trailblazing reforms became the model for President Obama’s health law, suggests. Throughout...
  • Massachusetts study suggests health insurance saves lives

    Massachusetts study suggests health insurance saves lives
    Giving more people health insurance could save tens of thousands of lives nationwide, according to a new analysis of data from Massachusetts, whose reforms became the model for President Obama's health law. Throughout the national debate over the...
  • Teens want real talk about pot [Commentary]

    Teens want real talk about pot [Commentary]
    Last month, when Gov. Martin O'Malley passed historic legislation to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana, Maryland was abuzz. Politicians, the media, advocates and critics voiced their opinions (both supporting and opposing the...
  • Dept. of Yeah, Sure: Heritage to launch a 'straight' news site

    Dept. of Yeah, Sure: Heritage to launch a 'straight' news site
    Today's you-gotta-be-kidding-me moment comes courtesy of the right-wing Heritage Foundation, which claims that the mass media are all so hopelessly liberal that its only option is to start its own website offering "just true, straight-down-the-middle...
  • Return of conspiracy nuts: Obama's secret immigration reform 'plan'

    Return of conspiracy nuts: Obama's secret immigration reform 'plan'
    In the quest for simple answers to complex problems, one irrational explanation for the humanitarian crisis at our southern border demands an unqualified refutation. That would be the conspiracy theory being peddled by conservatives that President Obama...
  • TV talk missing 1980 Cuban context for Texas border crisis

    TV talk missing 1980 Cuban context for Texas border crisis
    I can't believe how much talk about the Texas border crisis I've heard on cable news the last two weeks without any mention of the Mariel boatlift of 1980. This is textbook for what I mean about TV news -- from the network and cable level on down --...
  • L.A. to help shelter detained immigrant children, Mayor Garcetti says

    L.A. to help shelter detained immigrant children, Mayor Garcetti says
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Tuesday that the city would help shelter immigrant children who have been detained after crossing the border and has begun talks with a federal agency about doing so. “Before you get partisan, before you tell...
  • State, city working toward shelter for immigrant children

    State, city working toward shelter for immigrant children
    State and local officials are working with federal authorities to identify a shelter in Maryland for Central American children crossing the U.S. border after at least four potential sites fell through, including one that was opposed by Gov. Martin O'...
  • Archdiocese offers to shelter immigrant children

    Archdiocese offers to shelter immigrant children
    The Archdiocese of Chicago wants federal approval to shelter a yet-to-be-determined share of thousands of unaccompanied children who've recently breached the country's southern border, a request welcomed by federal officials amid a scramble to house the...