I understand the outrage over new federal guidelines suggesting a much more limited (and less expensive) approach to screening women for breast cancer. I just watched Rep. Deborah Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., explain to one of the cable news networks that she caught her own breast cancer at 41 and if she had followed the new guidelines she probably would not have caught her cancer and could have died from it by now.
There used to be a water-cooler line the gist of which was that women had to work twice as hard as men to get half as far in the workplace. Peggy Lee sang the song, “I am a Woman” including the lyrics, “I can bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan.”
Sen. Ted Kennedy’s death will overshadow and push out of the headlines a very important story of which Americans should take note. A stationary nimbus of self-dealing hangs over one of President Obama’s key staffers, exposed this week by the Associated Press.
Why am I not surprised by the results of the following poll? A Marist poll released this month shows men are more likely than women to approve of the Philadelphia Eagles’ controversial decision to allow Michael Vick back into that exclusive club otherwise known as the National Football League.
A new rush of reality and comedy shows on cable TV this summer once again poses the question, is television’s acceptance of fat people good for America’s obesity epidemic, or is it driving the number of obese Americans higher?
The phrase, “jobless recovery” is gaining traction in Washington these days, as the stock market has turned decidedly bullish, home sales are no longer tanking, at least not at last year’s rates, corporate profits are materializing and yet the number of out of work Americans continues to rise.
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