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And the Big Fool says to Push On

What else is there to say? Lyndon Johnson may have done a powerful amount of good for civil rights but his legacy went down the Vietnam toilet. He was a big fool who listened to the wrong people, people who told him to push on. Barack Obama seems to be another Big Fool: Pete Seeger,…

Revolutionary medicine

One of the premier and earliest flu bloggers and co-founder of Flu Wiki, DemFromCT is also a doctor. Not a young doctor, either, although somewhat younger than I am (most people seem to be, these days). In our young professional days, the American Medical Association was a real political power. When it spoke, politicians listened.…

Today is bird flu’s birthday

As far as the world is concerned, if any day can be said to be bird flu’s birthday, it’s today. The disease of birds doctors call influenza A subtype H5N1 may have had a long gestation period, but we’re not sure how long. A form of the virus deadly to poultry was isolated from a…

Opposition to Turkey entering the EU is building and the Turks themselves are apparently ambivalent, but they once were one of the most successful immigrant groups Europe had ever seen. At least that’s the conclusion of Professor Alberto Piazza, from the University of Turin, Italy, who is set to announce that there is overwhelming evidence…