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Joe Biden’s bogus climate emergency

Rich Lowry Word has come down from on high that it is now mandatory to refer to climate change as an “emergency.” Democrats and climate activists are urging President Joe Biden to declare a literal emergency to unlock powers allowing him to enact new measures without congressional approval. “Congressional action to address the climate crisis…

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COVID Fatigue

Susan Estrich If the numbers are to be believed, more than 100,000 Americans are testing positive for COVID-19 every day, an increase of almost 20% in the last two weeks. But who believes the numbers? In real life, the president gets tested every day, but most of us don’t; and more and more people these…

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Best friend concerned about woman’s Adderall prescription

DEAR HARRIETTE: My best friend recently started taking Adderall to treat her ADHD. I’m very concerned for her. In the first month of her taking the medication, her weight has dropped drastically, and she is frequently agitated. When she told me about the medication, she didn’t tell me all of the details. It wasn’t until…

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Young people in Middle East struggle to see a promising future

Georges Naufal, Texas A&M University The Middle East’s population is growing almost twice as fast as the world overall, and one-third of its people are under the age of 15. As Joe Biden takes his first trip to the region as president, he plans to focus on the prospects for peaceful international relations. A key…

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Joe Biden, Hunter Biden and the Columbia connection

Byron York The Hunter Biden story has always been a Joe Biden story. It has been clear all along that Hunter Biden, like some other relatives of high officeholders, spent years trying to cash in on his father’s government position. And we’ve known for a while that Justice Department investigators are looking into whether Hunter…

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Teen with heart defect wants to help others like her

Diane Daniel American Heart Association News Peyton Bono makes sure her friends know the drill. If they’re at a pep rally, for instance, and it’s a hot day and she’s starting to feel dizzy and unsteady, they’ll probably see her count her heart beats. If she’s too overcome to speak, they should bring her ice…

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A case for retreat in the age of fire

Emily E. Schlickman University of California, Davis Wildfires are getting larger, more frequent and more severe in many areas. Although efforts are underway to create fire-adapted communities, it’s important to realize that we cannot simply design our way out of wildfire – some communities will need to begin planning a retreat. Paradise, California, is an…

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Elon Musk wants to be in our faces

Froma Harrop It’s hard not to admire Elon Musk, currently the world’s richest man. I wouldn’t mind seeing less of him, though.  There are those who dislike Musk because he is rich. I don’t mind rich people, especially those who make fortunes doing amazing things. I would like Musk better had he kept Tesla’s headquarters…

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People from ‘socially vulnerable’ counties hospitalized for COVID-19 had more heart problems, higher death rates

Laura Williamson American Heart Association News Adults from the most socially vulnerable counties in the U.S. were more likely to die or experience serious heart problems when hospitalized for COVID-19 than those from less vulnerable areas – even after accounting for differences in underlying conditions or the severity of their COVID-19 infection, new research shows.…

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More young voters could come out in November, sparked by hot political issues

Abby Kiesa, Tufts University The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the constitutional right to abortion has far-reaching personal and political implications and may help decide the midterm elections in November 2022. That influence extends to young people’s election participation. People ages 18 to 29 have historically been less likely to vote than older adults.…

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