It is paradoxical and rash, but understandable, that some have reacted to the stalled Trump-Ryan health care bill with renewed hopes of going further on health: Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Angus Deaton (Nobel Prize winner in economic science)—respectable people, maybe even a few Republicans.
It would be a blessing if this conversation could be liberated from the stale, moralizing politics that surrounded it during the Democratic nomination fight and other similarly static and unproductive framings in the past.
However, according to Swiss-based bioethicists Marcello Ienca and Roberto Andorno, these techniques also raise fundamental questions about human rights that need additional legal protection.
Their concerns, published this week, are valid and appropriate, but we must be aware of the consequences of introducing such rights.
He has looked at Tiananmen Square, he has looked at the Arab Spring, and he has drawn his conclusion: weaken the political control of the party and you jeopardize the entire edifice.
Chinese leaders have ramped up their repression of a wide range of civil society organizations and legal activists, including figures such as Xu Zhiyong and Pu Zhiqiang.
First, Xi appears to be trying to swing back toward a somewhat more institutionalized form of party rule.
This period of courtship is sometimes seen as a precursor to engagement or marriage.
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Before we start talking about “Dating in Japan” one thing should be crystal clear: If you’ve ever been to Japan you might have noticed that there’s a tremendous number of (often not so handsome) foreign guys walking hand-in-hand with Japanese women.
Conspicuously missing from the Democrats’ arguments with each other over the future of health care is much of a concrete picture of what the magical words “single payer” actually mean. At the time of the Clinton administration reform efforts of the 1990s, the left wanted a “Canadian-style” single-payer system, until the reality that Canada has a provincial system finally sank in.
Medicare for all is the current paradigm, but it has not been closely examined.