As the number of known infections climbs above 1,400, many questions about the virus and how it’s spreading in West Africa remain.
August 4, 2014 • 2:01 PM • Share
You’ve seen Ebola and other viral hemorrhagic fevers depicted on screens both large and small, but what health care workers are currently fighting in West Africa is worse than anything writers have dreamed up.
August 2, 2014 • 5:26 PM • Share
The opponents of Obamacare who went one for two in circuit court rulings earlier this week are unlikely to see their cases reach the Supreme Court.
July 24, 2014 • 10:58 AM • Share
In a unanimous decision that went far further than most anticipated, the Supreme Court ruled that law enforcement officers must obtain a warrant before searching a cell phone—even after arresting its owner.
June 26, 2014 • 6:00 AM • Share
The theories and policies that govern American adoptions are out of date. At least until they’re changed—to keep state and private agencies from applying the law in such a way as to prioritize heterosexual couples—you can expect the outgoing adoption industry to continue growing, raising important questions about race and rights.
June 24, 2014 • 4:00 AM • Share
In a 5-4 decision, the SCOTUS blocked a conservative effort to overturn a law that makes it illegal to buy a gun for someone else. While the ruling maintains the status quo by preserving long-standing legislation, it opens the door for stricter limits on gun ownership.
June 23, 2014 • 4:00 AM • Share
More efficient than in vitro fertilization and cheaper than traditional adoption, embryo adoption, which also provides parents with the experience of carrying a child, is becoming more popular. But our legislature is still struggling with serious legal issues surrounding the practice.
May 5, 2014 • 10:00 AM • Share
Surveys suggest most doctors and nurses understand the significant safety issues associated with the use of cell phones and laptops during surgery. But that’s not stopping them from pulling out the distracting devices.
April 16, 2014 • 8:00 AM • Share
Despite how it’s been portrayed on screens both large and small, the Fifth Amendment’s Double Jeopardy Clause isn’t meant to protect against the consequences of an appeal.
April 10, 2014 • 8:00 AM • Share
On reservations that have been described as “chaos” and “a swirling hell,” child welfare officials could have good intentions, but their efforts are still in clear violation of the Indian Children Welfare Act of 1978.
April 1, 2014 • 7:00 AM • Share
A remarkable document in human history, without precedent or rival, the Declaration outlines not what the United States should be, but what it should not be, defining America in opposition to Britain.
February 28, 2014 • 8:00 AM • Share
With her popular syndicated television show—now in its 19th year—Judith Sheindlin protects the reasonable American’s notion of accountability and justice, reassuring us that offenders will be punished and victims compensated.
February 20, 2014 • 6:00 AM • Share
Last week’s fight over PPP’s decision to hold back the results of a poll highlight how too many pollsters operating in the political sphere take an Ivory Tower attitude, disavowing responsibility for the consequences of their work.
September 16, 2013 • 8:00 AM • Share
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