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December 14, 2008

Drug abuse shift: Mission Accomplished?

Aggregated from: JOTMAN

First, the good news hailed by President Bush. AP reports Bush has focused on a 25 percent drop in overall drug use among youths since 2001, when he took office.The bad? Bloomberg reports that a 2008 survey found that at least one in eight high school seniors reported abusing prescription painkill...

December 9, 2008

President of Uruguay Resigns from Socialist Party Over Abortion

Aggregated from: VivirLatino

The President of Uruguay, Tabare Vazquez, officially broke with the Socialist Party over a move that attempts to legalize some abortions in the country. Last month, Vazquez vetoed legislation that would have legalized abortion in the first trimester due to hardship on the basis of economics, famil...

Cost of Iraq war: 300,000 brain damaged Americans

Aggregated from: JOTMAN

UPDATEDIt seems the war in Iraq has left 0.1% of the US population with brain damage. This report in the LA Times is simply staggering:A recent Rand Corp. report . . . estimated that 19% of the troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, or more than 300,000 people, have come back with traumatic bra...

November 26, 2008

HIV/AIDS: Obama's easy win, Alan Ingram Kris Peterson

Aggregated from: open Democracy News Analysis - USA

Amid international financial meltdown and recession, the challenge of withdrawal from Iraq and the growing crisis in Afghanistan, there will be few "quick wins" available to President Obama. But fixing the US response to HIV/AIDS is one way he can do a lot of good relatively quickly a...

Make Up Your Minds About Latina Women and Their Uteruses

Aggregated from: VivirLatino

You can't have it both ways. You cannot in one breath say that abortions are the cause of illegal immigration and criticize a woman's decision to have a child outside of marriage especially if both decisions are based in "American uteruses". You can't pick and choose your female reproductive organs....

November 21, 2008

Daschle is back

Aggregated from: Breaking News Kenya

I took a little break from politics after a long marathon, but I just had to chime in on Barack Obama’s selection of Tom Daschle as his selection for secretary of health and human services. We are in safe hands people. This guy is one of my favorite politicians here in the US and I canâ€...

Obamamania fades in Kenya

Aggregated from: Wonkie - A cartoon blog

Obamamania is finally fading across the world as Mr Obama comes to terms with the magnitude of the mess he has landed in. He has a lot on his plate and mostly back on home ground - from the dire financial crisis and Iraq to health care - there is no shortage of challenges. Still, surprisingly,...

November 20, 2008

National Health Care … Kinda

Aggregated from: PoliGazette

In what is doubtless a move to preempt moves by the new Obama administration to enact some form of national health care, a consortium of health care insurers have kindly offered to accept all applications for health care coverage.  The price of this largess would be a Congressional mandate requir...

November 19, 2008

I'm Being Offered What Job?

Aggregated from: My Right Word

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y), considered a prominent contender to become secretary of State in the Obama administration, was offered an alternative Tuesday -- to be a senior member of the Senate team aiming to overhaul the nation's healthcare system....

November 15, 2008

Call for stories regarding the new HPV vaccination mandate

Aggregated from: VivirLatino

Please pass the word around, this is incredibly important! Do you know a young woman or family member that has been affected? In July 2008, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) added five new vaccinations to the list of required immunizations for immigrants seeking legal permanent res...