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Female Draft Debate Should Reopen the Whole Issue of Involuntary Service Jul 30, 2021

A move in Congress to require young women to register for the draft as young men are required to do has riled conservatives like Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo. The issue is, for the moment at least, a theoretical one. America hasn't drafted anyone in half a... Read More

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Need for Skepticism Jul 30, 2021

Government legislative titles often sound fantastic; certainly, there is a branding guru in charge of naming potential legislation something that appeals to the masses. But the titles don't always fairly describe the legislation they are attached to... Read More

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The $56,000 Question About Treating Alzheimer's Jul 29, 2021

Two major U.S. health systems announced in mid-July that they will not administer an expensive, newly approved drug to treat Alzheimer's disease. That action, by the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio and Mount Sinai Health System in New York, once again focus... Read More

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How Drug Warriors Made the 'Opioid Epidemic' Deadlier: Restricting Access to Pain Medication Drove Nonmedical Users Toward Black-Market Substitutes Jul 29, 2021

According to the lawsuits that four drug companies agreed to settle last week, the "opioid epidemic" was caused by overprescription of pain medication, which suggests that curtailing the supply of analgesics such as hydrocodone and oxycodone is the k... Read More