Daily Archives: November 16, 2016

Big Tobacco loses tax battle in California, but Big Marijuana is on the rise

Big Tobacco loses tax battle in California, but Big Marijuana is on the rise

Stanton Glantz, University of California, San Francisco California voters handed Big Tobacco a resounding defeat Tuesday when they passed Proposition 56 to raise the cigarette tax by US$2 a…

Some Panic, Others Shrug At Prospect Of Losing Obamacare

Some Panic, Others Shrug At Prospect Of Losing Obamacare

By Jenny Gold The 20 million Americans who have gained health coverage under the Affordable Care Act don’t yet know exactly how the presidency of Donald Trump will change…

Gun control: California, Nevada and Washington tighten firearms regulations

Gun control: California, Nevada and Washington tighten firearms regulations

Bindu Kalesan, Boston University and Sandro Galea, Boston University About 1.5 million people have been shot by a gun, 468,758 fatally, in the United States over the past…

How common are sexual harassment and rape in the United States?

How common are sexual harassment and rape in the United States?

Sarah Cook, Georgia State University “I have moved in the world as a woman and a man. I never realized the absence of fear, and the feeling of invulnerability until…

Why a fractured nation needs to remember King’s message of love

Why a fractured nation needs to remember King’s message of love

Joshua F.J. Inwood, Pennsylvania State University The 2016 election campaign was arguably the most divisive in a generation. And even after Donald Trump’s victory, people are struggling to…

Heroin Junkie to Heroine of Hope

Heroin Junkie to Heroine of Hope

I never thought that I would become a Heroin junkie. In fact, most addicts don’t. For most of us, we all started with a gateway drug before we…