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5G

Regulators Steamroll Health Concerns as the Global Economy Embraces 5G

by Joel Moskowitz | Sep 18, 2020 | Health, Politics

In a Washington Post op-ed (June 4), “5G conspiracy theories threaten the U.S. recovery,” Thomas Johnson Jr., the Federal Communications Commission’s general counsel, declared: “Conjectures about 5G’s effect on human health are long on panic and short on science.” The FCC, however, has been “short on science” for more than two decades. Along with the […]

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Andrew Lam

A Letter from Vietnam

by Andrew Lam | Apr 12, 2020 | Health, Politics

The view from my condo overlooking the Saigon River includes much of Ho Chi Minh City’s glittery downtown, with its many newly built high rises and the famous Thu Thiem bridge. On a weekday it is crowded with cars and motorcycles. Today, however, that torrent of humanity has, but for a few straggling motorcycles and […]

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Coronavirus Task Force

The Trump Virus

by Hamilton Fish | Mar 27, 2020 | Health, Politics

It’s too soon to know whether Trump’s slow-motion and deadly response to the coronavirus outbreak will contribute to his political undoing.  But even that enticing prospect offers little consolation, measured against the reality that this rudderless nation has been left flatfooted in the face of an advancing plague. Trump spent months minimizing the known threat. […]

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Modern-Day Gulag In the Golden State

by Barbara Koeppel | Jun 4, 2019 | Health, Politics

Back in 1997, the Supreme Court ruled that the practice known as civil commitment was legal. This meant that 20 states—which had passed laws permitting the ongoing incarceration of sex offenders—could continue to keep the men confined even after they completed their prison terms. (See “Sex Crimes and Criminal Justice,” from the May 2018 issue […]

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Anti Abortion Protest

Anti-Abortion Rhetoric Mislabeled “Pro-Life”

by Richard Cherwitz | May 24, 2019 | Health, Politics

Scholars of communication for decades have studied how rhetoric matters—how language choices are strategic and can substantially affect the outcome of debates and policy on important public issues. Recent intense and emotionally-charged abortion arguments in several states offer powerful illustrations of the way language makes a difference. From a rhetorical perspective, the recent Alabama law […]

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