Michael Felsen

Ukrainians will gain whistleblower rights Trump has forsaken here

The President is at it again. Just days ago, he re-tweeted—from what appears likely to be a bot Twitter accountthe name of the person some suspect exposed Trump’s now-infamous call with Ukraine’s President Zelensky.  This ratcheting-up takes his attacks on the whistleblower to a whole other level.

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How deregulation led to the opioid epidemic

The opioid abuse epidemic is one of the worst public-health crises in American history. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), between 1999 and 2017, almost 400,000 people died in the U.S. from an overdose of either prescription or illicit opioids. In 2017 alone, opioids, more than one-third involving prescriptions, killed more than 47,000 individuals. And today, on average 130 people die each day from opioid overdoses.

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