Category Archives: Politics

Leadership. Commitment. Hype

Today is World AIDS Day. It is, in fact, the 29th annual World AIDS Day, which is held every year on December 1st to honor the 35 million people who have died from the disease and to support the 40 … Continue reading

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Blame It On Russia … and Rio

Tomorrow marks the mid-point of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Despite my concerns about the threat posed by the Zika virus – shared by a significant majority of scientists, infectious disease physicians and public health … Continue reading

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The Invisible Woman

As I watched the opening days of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, I was struck by the stark contrast in tone between it and last week’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Despite the sometimes-acrimonious conflict between Clinton’s delegates and … Continue reading

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Welcome to Cleveland. Please Set Your Watch Back 100 Years.

As anyone who listens to my commentaries or reads some of my opinion pieces likely suspects, I tend to fall on the liberal side of the political spectrum. That said, next week I will definitely be watching the political three-ring … Continue reading

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Five Ring Circus

In a mere 65 days, almost 10,000 athletes from 204 countries will gather in Rio de Janeiro for the start of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. An additional 500,000 spectators are expected to file into Rio’s athletic venues, walk its … Continue reading

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Zeroing in on Zika

Every year I spend one to two weeks visiting the Caribbean island nation of Grenada. I don’t go for vacation, despite the allure of that country’s white sand beaches, but rather for work. I spend most of my time in … Continue reading

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Dreaming of a White Christmas

Most of my friends, upon learning that I was raised in sunny California, are shocked to find that winter is my favorite season. Since first moving to this area in the mid-90s, I’ve relished in the fact that I now … Continue reading

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