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Feb 25 2014

The dangerous seduction of drones

Senior Obama administration officials say our government is sharply scaling back its drone strikes in Pakistan. That’s a step in the right direction. It would be even better if the entire U.S. program of targeted killings in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia were scrapped. By embracing drones as a primary foreign policy tool, President Barack Obama …

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Oct 07 2013

The values divide: The showdown in Washington isn’t just about political posturing

There’s a lot of talk about how polarized the country is today. Sometimes that polarization is more than about partisan politics — it’s about real differences in values. Take the House Republicans’ recent votes to deny food and health care to millions of Americans. Those were statements of values. The first vote was to cut …

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Oct 05 2013

It’s all their fault: The shutdown as well as the looming debt ceiling crisis is entirely a Republican Party production.

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Everyone pretty much agrees that what’s going on in Washington right now ranks up there with the dumbest, most destructive episodes in our history. We are a great and powerful country, on the cusp of achieving that “Shining City upon a Hill” status that Puritan leader John Winthrop talked about nearly 400 years ago. I …

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Aug 31 2013

The Medical-Industrial Complex: Our health industry’s big players focus on making as much money as possible.

Getting well Takes lots of pluck, With health guys out To make a buck. As the Obama administration struggles to keep rolling out its landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act amid partisan squabbling, the shortcomings of American health care are more evident than ever. Our system is very different from other countries: It’s worse. …

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Aug 19 2013

Aging population’s medical needs addressed: Good Shepherd Medical Associates physician attends three-day conference

John C. McDonald, DO, FACOI, Good Shepherd Medical Associates internist, recently attended a three-day intensive course on teaching the core principles of providing medical care to geriatric patients. The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation sponsors scholarships to a Geriatrics Fellowship at the David Griffin School of Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles. The …

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Jun 07 2013

None of my business: We have a cockeyed view of poverty in America.

It was late, I was grumpy, and the woman in front of me was buying cigarettes. I noticed the items in her cart: brand-name snacks, colas, and frozen foods. I looked at how she dressed, considered the carton of cigarettes she requested, and made a wager to myself that she would pay with government assistance. …

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Apr 05 2013

A plateful of justice: The people who wash your dishes and the folks who cook and serve your food deserve better.

When my father immigrated to the United States from Mexico in the mid-1980s, his first job was washing dishes at a Furr’s Fresh Buffet restaurant in New Mexico. It paid the state mandated minimum wage of $2.90 per hour. My father sent a portion of his scant earnings back to his parents and younger siblings …

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