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After months of fighting, Charlie Gard’s parents announce their baby has died

After months of fighting, Charlie Gard’s parents announce their baby has died

For the eleven months of his life, Charlie Gard fought. His battle against mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome became headline news across the world as his parents fought in court to bring him to the United States from Great Britain. Days after doctors announced they could do nothing more to help Gard, he has passed away. […]

Commentary: Charlie Gard tragedy a cautionary tale on single-payer healthcare

Commentary: Charlie Gard tragedy a cautionary tale on single-payer healthcare

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2017 – After the failures of a Republican-led Senate to repeal and replace Obamacare, a single-payer system not only looks more and more inevitable, but it is something that many would find desirable. However, this desire to have government bureaucracies choose not only what care is given, but whether it should be […]

Baby Charlie’s father rues time ‘wasted’ in legal, medical fight

Baby Charlie’s father rues time ‘wasted’ in legal, medical fight

London (dpa) – The father of critically ill infant Charlie Gard on Monday said time “wasted” in legal and medical fights had deprived his son of the chance to undergo experimental treatment that could have improved his life. “A whole lot of time has been wasted,” a tearful Chris Gard said outside the London court […]

Death Panels: Sarah Palin Was Right, Sort Of

Death Panels: Sarah Palin Was Right, Sort Of

. By Thomas L. Knapp In 2009, former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin raised the kind of ruckus she’s known for with her comment on the then-notional Affordable Care Act, aka “ObamaCare.” In a Facebook note, she wrote: “The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my […]

The Second 100 Days (Trump Briefs: July 1-7 /Day 163-169) Week 24

The Second 100 Days (Trump Briefs: July 1-7 /Day 163-169) Week 24

By Michael Hernandez   Saturday, July 1 (Day 163): President Trump:  “Liberty comes from our Creator” President Donald Trump while honoring veterans at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. at a “Celebrate Freedom Rally” said “Since the signing of the Declaration of Independence, 241 years ago, America always affirmed that liberty comes from our Creator.  […]