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  • April 28, 2016 |  The Pulse: Commentary

    Practicing medicine in Haiti, when your best isn't enough

    Is care provided by a total rookie better than no care at all? A first-year pediatrics resident in Philadelphia speaks about an experience she had whi...
  • April 26, 2016

    Ted Cruz and the paranoid politics of pee

    The latest phony conservative crusade - barring transgender people from peeing in the bathrooms that match their gender identity - is so patently ridi...
  • April 26, 2016 |  EssayWorks

    Don't look like a model? Give yourself a break and love the real you

    I remember when I was 15 years old, body image was very important to me. At this age, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer that affe...
  • April 22, 2016 |  NJ Spotlght

    Commentary: What I learned by living through Paulsboro's 2012 toxic-chemical spill

    A few years ago, I was home with my two children when a plume of vinyl chloride, a toxic and highly carcinogenic chemical, drifted through my New Jers...
  • April 22, 2016 |  EssayWorks

    Active carbon emission reduction must now follow monumental Paris climate agreement

    The COP-21 Climate Summit in Paris is hailed as a monumental success because all 196 countries committed to sign the agreement. It must be taken serio...
  • April 21, 2016 |  EssayWorks

    Time for a new approach to juvenile sentencing in Philadelphia

    Philadelphia has come to a crossroads: It can continue to lead the nation in sentencing juveniles to life in prison without parole, or it can join the...
  • April 21, 2016 |  The Pulse: Commentary

    The history, allure and tradition of horse racing

    Overtaken by lotteries, casinos, and other forms of gambling, thoroughbred racing has become something of a losing bet in recent decades. But the succ...
  • April 20, 2016 |  EssayWorks

    If candidates don't talk about fixing Social Security, we must make them

    For years, Social Security has been called the third rail of politics. But with days until the Pennsylvania primary, presidential candidates need to t...
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