Category Archives: politics

TripAdvisor – for your hospital?

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has been toying with the idea of providing a “star rating” for hospital quality for some time now.  Apparently, that time has come. The Obama administration recently stated that it will soon publish … Continue reading

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Equality For All Americans

FACT: The survivors of the Orlando shooting could be fired from their job or kicked out of their apartment simply for being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. Throughout most of Florida, it is legal to fire someone or deny them … Continue reading

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Do We Still Need Pride?

Wayne Dhesi published the following article on Huffington Post called “Do We Still Need Pride?” a few weeks ago.  It’s a valid question; after all, President Obama just yesterday declared June “LGBT Pride Month.”  It may make us think our … Continue reading

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North Carolina HB2

In case you missed it, a major civil rights battle heated up yesterday. Earlier last week, the Justice Department issued a statement that North Carolina’s HB2 – the so called “bathroom law” the requires people to use the bathroom that … Continue reading

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It Doesn’t Matter

This is one of those posts that I look forward to writing! Watchout! Designs is a brand of unique watches, apparel, and accessories designed for men, women and children by Boston-based designer (and friend) James Bishai.  In addition to this … Continue reading

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The cautionary tale of Flint

A few weeks ago, the New England Journal of Medicine published a piece by David Bellinger about the lead contamination of water in Flint.  Bellinger calls it a abject public health failure.  It’s a good article about the health problems … Continue reading

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Ellen speaks out

Ellen Degeneres spoke out yesterday about Mississippi’s recently passed religious freedom law, using her opening to discuss the topic.  The law allows people with religious objections to deny LGBT people marriage, adoption and foster care services, fire or refuse to … Continue reading

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