I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect - Edward Gibbon
Feb 16, 2015 - Just about every American knows that juries have the power to rule whether a defendant deserves to be convicted of a crime. What few Americans know is that a jury has legal power to exonerate a defendant who has broken a law the jury sees as unjust.
The Science of Irresponsibility: Why Even Republicans Shouldn't Stand for Playing Politics with Science
Jan 26, 2015 - Very few scientists are Republicans. And it's no wonder when you consider how Republican lawmakers are walking and talking when it comes to science. But while this may be politics as usual, it's no good for any of us—including Republicans themselves.
Jan 19, 2015 - In today's world it's easy to share information. But that's no excuse for making no effort to ensure the info we pass along isn't bogus.
Jan 5, 2015 - A child may be dead because a 9-1-1 dispatcher didn't bother to let police know that the call to which they were responding was most likely a kid with a toy gun. What would happen if we held employees personally accountable?
Dec 26, 2014 - Ebola quarantines have been big news recently, but simply covering your mouth when you cough is part of doing your part.
Dec 6, 2014 - Reactions to a grand jury's refusal to indict Michael Brown's killer, which many regarded as yet one more example of the inequity people of color suffer at the hands of police, raise the question of what is the most effective means of protest?
Nov 30, 2014 - For most of us, our ears simply seem to take care of themselves. But when you're exposing them to overloud music, things can change, and not for the healthier.
Nov 24, 2014 - A recent video shed light on the street harassment that women suffer on a daily basis. But much of the ensuing chatter—particularly from women—has served to obscure the problem.
Nov 12, 2014 - Brittany Maynard made national headlines with her choice to spare herself and her loved ones some of the horror that her brain cancer would otherwise inevitably have inflicted upon them. But it wasn't easy in a country that prides itself on freedom
Oct 16, 2014 - Pink links October, breast cancer, and the NFL. But so does the color of money. And many in the cancer community feel "Breast Cancer Industry Month" is doing more harm than good.