Monday, November 6, 2017
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Before 2016, using snowflake as a pejorative was a non-political dig at millennials -- who were perceived by many as coddled and poorly-equipped to face the real-world challenges of life.
During the 2016 presidential campaign and its immediate aftermath, however, snowflake evolved into a much more vicious term, an insult hurled by conservatives at liberals in general. The implication, of course, is that liberals are fragile, whining sissies -- unlike the oh-so-masculine right wing.
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
A recent column in the local paper attempted to exonerate big pharma of blame concerning the nation's opioid crisis. The writer overlooked a few unsavory facts about big pharma's conduct, however.
Drug companies have made and continue to make false and misleading statements about the benefits (and risks) of opioids. Some of them have been taken to court and found liable for this conduct.