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Not Fake News! A Trump Administration Rule Models Government Civility

By MICHAEL L. MILLENSON  A Trump administration regulation issued just hours before the partial federal shutdown offers quiet hope for civility in government. What happened, on its face, was simple: an update of the rules governing a particular Medicare program. In today’s dyspeptic political climate, however, what didn’t happen along the way was truly remarkable – and may… Read More »

How the government wasted 25 years before letting people home-test themselves for HIV

“ Know your status,” the theme of this year’s World AIDS Day on Saturday, bears a sad irony and a witness to Washington’s toxic political system. It’s a reminder of what happens when Washington cares less about right and wrong, or fact and fiction, than about money and power. Take as a given that knowing… Read More »