In Kentucky, a different kind of political candidate will launch his campaign for the Senate next week. His name is Gil Fulbright, and he offers something no other candidate in the race can: Complete and utter honesty. He may have is very own campaign bus, but Gil won’t be featured on the ballot come November, and he’s not even a real person. He’s a satirical character, a product of the bi-partisan organization Represent.Us, designed to highlight the corrupting influence of big money in politics. Josh Silver is the Director of Represent.Us and a veteran election and media reform advocate. He explains why the group came up with candidate Gil Fulbright, and how it might impact the real Kentucky Senate race.
The unthinkable has happened: Mars and Hershey have announced that they will be increasing the prices of chocolate products. What’s driving the increase? And more importantly: How do we cope?
There's a widening survival divide between black and white women diagnosed with breast cancer. “Under Her Skin: Living With Breast Cancer” shares the stories of three African-American women coping with the disease.
Healthcare workers in some parts of Africa are now taking on two battles—the fight to control the growing threat of the Ebola virus, which has killed more than 670 people since March, and now armed youths who are threatening doctors.
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