Monthly Archives: February 2008

The Healthy Hospitals Act of 2007: A Good Start, but Not Enough

Occasionally, Congress crafts good, if not great, legislation regarding infection control.
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Posted in Antibiotics, E. coli, Economics, Funding, Legislation, Microbiology, MRSA, Public Health | 4 Comments

Occasionally People Don’t Suck: The Uganda Edition

The brutal Lord’s Resistance Army lays down its arms.
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Posted in Basic Human Decency | 3 Comments

Did I Mention Something About Religion, Politics, and Exclusion?

I believe I did. And on cue, a bigot steps right up
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Posted in Basic Human Decency, Civil Liberties, Religion, Tolerance | 3 Comments

Mad Biologist, Slayer of Blogging

I write about politics because I’m a money-grubbing, science-hating scumbag.
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Posted in Bloggity Blog | 5 Comments

Best Comment EVAH! (Since the Last Best Comment EVAH!): The Bill Foster Edition

In response to this post about scientist-turned-congressional candidate Bill Foster, a reader predicts what would happen if lots of scientists went into politics.
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Posted in Humor | 6 Comments

Families Share E. coli

And that includes the pets. What this means for treatment of urinary tract infections.
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Posted in Antibiotics, E. coli, Microbiology, Public Health | 3 Comments

Amy Sullivan: A Religious Minority Who Won’t Admit She’s a Minority

Most religious minorities have not looked to government for validation of their religious beliefs. Why does evangelical Democrat Amy Sullivan do so?
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Posted in Religion, Tolerance | 6 Comments

The Failure of Administration and Contracts and the Rise of Torts

The rise of torts is the last resort of a society that has abandoned contracts and honest administration.
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Posted in The Rule of Law | 10 Comments

Brown University Eliminates Tuition for Families Earning Less Than $60,000

…and shifts much of its other aid packages to grants.
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Posted in Basic Human Decency, Economics, Education | 2 Comments

The Apartment Building of the Future?

An apartment building that grows food.
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Posted in Agriculture, Architecture, Environment | 15 Comments