From the Clinic to the Street: How the Explosion in Prescription Painkillers Has Created More Heroin Users
In the early years of my clinical practice as a psychologist treating heroin users, I commonly saw adolescents and young adults using heroin as their...
The recent events in Paris demonstrate again that contemporary terrorism remains a global threat. The deliberate slaughter of 130 innocent victims there is at least... Read more
Why the Drugs Market Isn’t Working and What We Can Do to Fix It
When the new owners of a lifesaving AIDS drug raised its price by 5,000 percent, an online backlash forced the CEO to change his mind... Read more
Remember Paris and Strike Back
Once again terrorists have struck. And around the world, starting with France, citizens are defiantly cringing. They wait for the next shoe to drop and... Read more
The Syrian War in One Short, Easy Read
Often described as a “complex web,” the Syrian war involves numerous actors, dozens of seemingly contradictory alliances, and rapidly changing dynamics. But while the war... Read more
What Is It About Molenbeek? The Bit of Belgium That Was a Base for Paris Terror Attacks
Just as during the German invasions of 1914 and 1940, war, it seems, is coming to France through Belgium. If one follows the logic of... Read more
Expert: Nurses Key to Revolution in Mental Health Care
If the mind and body are one thing, then health care for the mind and body should become one thing. Yet huge walls separate physical... Read more
What Is Going On in Mali?
After a week in which Europe was rocked by terrorism on the streets of Paris, gunmen entered the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako, the capital... Read more
Congress Is Finally Considering Real Criminal Justice Reform
I was recently bemoaning the fact that mens rea reform was not part of the various proposals that were being considered in the House and... Read more
Has Cuba Manufactured a Refugee Crisis?
A humanitarian crisis is developing in Central America along the border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Earlier this week, the Nicaraguan military began refusing to... Read more
A Conducive Geopolitical Environment for Israeli–Palestinian Peace
The upheaval sweeping the Middle East suggests that it will be extraordinarily difficult if not impossible to resume the Israeli–Palestinian negotiations and reach a successful... Read more
NIH Protects Sugar Industry Over Children’s Teeth
The government has gone to great lengths to downplay the connection between sugar and tooth decay. The result has been more profits for the sugar... Read more
Paris Terror Demands America’s Vigilance
After the night of contemptuous terror attacks throughout Paris on Nov. 13, America must enhance security awareness, training, initiatives, protocols, and collaboration. The heart of... Read more
Uncle Sam Can’t Haggle Better Than Private Insurers
The White House is declaring war on prescription drug prices. “The administration is deeply concerned with the rapidly growing prices of specialty and brand name... Read more
Why Social Media Is Not Natural for Baby Boomers (It May Even Be Antithetical)
The year was 1976. New journalism writer Tom Wolfe coined the term the “Me Decade” to characterize the unprecedented sharing, self-disclosure, self-centeredness, and sheer self-importance... Read more
Why Have Past Israeli–Palestinian Negotiations Failed?
No new format for peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians can succeed unless it carefully considers the reasons behind the failure of past negotiations... Read more
United in Protest Against Horror in Syria
I just saw an incredible performance by two remarkable Syrian artists, Kinan Azmeh and Kevork Mourad, working together against the horror ravaging their country and... Read more