The issue of rampant sexual abuse within the military has been back in the headlines in recent weeks, but a similar story of abuse within a big American institution is getting less play in the news. Just last week former USA Swimming coach Rick Curl was convicted of sexually abusing Kelly Currin, one of his swimmers. Currin alleges that officials within U.S. swimming knew about the abuse and did nothing. Katherine Starr, Olympic Swimmer and Founder and President of Safe4Athletes, weighs in.
While implementation of the Affordable Care Act differs from state to state, Colorado has mostly embraced the ACA, tailoring the law to fit the state's needs. Dr. Michael Pramenko, a family physician from Grand Junction, Colorado, offers his perspective on how the law will affect his practice and his patients.
The Obama administration has said that the Affordable Care Act's health insurance exchanges are very good news for people who don't have affordable insurance coverage through their workplaces or have been in and out of the market. But is it good news for independent health care providers? One provider says that because of the ACA, his practice is losing revenue.
Chinua Achebe, the famed Nigerian writer, died today at age 82. He was a political figure, an essayist, and a voice of the African experience in the 20th century. His book "Things Fall Apart" started a global conversation that is still going on.
In an era when the Violence Against Women Act has proven to be hugely divisive, and budgets are being slashed because of the sequester, the Department of Justice has awarded millions in grant money to domestic violence prevention programs.
3D printing is a dynamic new technology that promises to revolutionize how we manufacture and create things. Still in its early stages of development, it’s already being used to make chocolate, guns, and even body parts. How does it work and where does it go from here? Lawrence Bonasser is a professor of biomedical engineering at Cornell. Max Lobovsky is the founder of FormLabs, a start-up company that is creating a more affordable professional 3D printer.
Experienced as John Kerry is with diplomacy, negotiating foreign policy in regions volatile to the U.S. will not be an easy task. Journalist Stephen Kinzer offers a few theories for how Kerry will confront the crises of the moment, including Iran and the ever-expanding drone war.
Pre-trial hearings start today in Guantanamo in the case against the alleged mastermind of the September 11, terrorist attacks, Khalid Sheik Mohammed. Miami Herald reporter Carol Rosenberg has been following the hearings at the war crimes court at Camp Justice in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
It's been 150 years since the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Historian and novelist A.J. Verdelle talks about what this meant for the millions who were freed.
Senator Scott Brown may have lost his seat to Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren, but his campaign has new life. With John Kerry well on his way to head up the State Department, Brown has a chance to fill his empty seat. Political writer David Bernstein discusses who might be Brown's challenger.
Syrian president Bashar al-Assad continues to loose his grip on power. How much longer will he be able to hold on, and at what cost? Robin Wright is a journalist who has been covering the Middle East since 1973.
State and local governments are easily stereotyped as bureaucratic and slow-moving, particularly since the recession and its aftermath forced many states to slash budgets and reduce staff. And yet, even in the aftermath of a recession, some states implement new policies much faster than others. Frederick Boehmke, professor of political science at the University of Iowa, measured state innovation in a new study. He and his co-author declared California the most innovative state, and Mississippi as the least innovative.
Paul Harris has spent the last 15 years issuing marriage licenses in the Clark County Office in Vancouver, Washington, never able to apply for one himself. But now that the state has passed a new law legalizing gay marriage, he will finally be able to wed his partner of 40 years, James Griener, this Wednesday.
Despite a long tradition of condemning homosexuality in Islam, Europe's first gay-friendly mosque opened last week in Paris. Similar efforts have also begun in the United States. Ludovic-Mohamed Zahed is the founder of the mosque.
Back in 2002, Richard Mangino lost both his forearms and part of his legs after contracting a bloodstream infection. Last year, he received two new hands in a 12-hour transplant operation performed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Dr. Bohdan Pomahac was the leader of Mangino’s transplant team.
A meningitis outbreak has sickened nearly 300 people and killed 23, but it turns out that this isn't the first time that this kind of outbreak has happened. Dr. John Perfect treated patients sickened in the 2002 outbreak.