The responses from participants are typically complex and illustrative of the moral ambiguity that is informed by the diversity of experiences, circumstances, and suffering that often lie beneath the question. According to a 2018 report, 2,217 people chose to die with the help of a doctor, with 1,459 patients dying in this manner as of February 2019. … [Read more...] about Hippocratic or hypocritical? The problem with doctor-assisted suicide
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“There’s a conservative public health approach to try and identify every person who may be carrying this virus, to ensure that they’re not out in the community,” Willis said. “A lot of public health experts are thinking this is likely to be a disease that we’ll see more frequently globally, because it’s virtually impossible to contain a virus like this on one continent. But these steps will effectively slow the spread, even if they don’t prevent it from ever occurring.” … [Read more...] about Hundreds in Bay Area self-isolating, watching for coronavirus symptoms
“How does a woman like that end up at Mar-a-Lago?” wonders Jose Lambiet, a longtime gossip columnist and chronicler of the Palm Beach scene. The answer, he adds, is self-evident: She paid. Yang’s offense was not daring to enter but being too blatant in her aspirations. But Trump is not judgmental about social climbers. “That’s something that Trump never gets credit for,” says Lambiet. “In his infinite greed, he doesn’t discriminate.” Although that assertion might sound bizarre to the rest of America, by the standards of Palm Beach, Trump is considered a sort of democratizer. After he bought Mar-a-Lago in 1985, from the estate of a cereal heiress, he battled the town government for many years over his plans to commercialize the landmarked estate, attacking the anti-Semitism of the old Palm Beach clubs. Trump triumphed, and now Mar-a-Lago is open to anyone who can afford the price he charges to bask in his company. Trump, always alert … [Read more...] about How to Throw a Party at Mar-a-Lago
“This was the Donald’s debate. He dominated the discussion, he was the focus of the moderators, social media traffic spiked every time he opened his mouth. Other than Rand Paul (who is apparently still running for President), all of his fellow candidates went out of their way to avoid stoking his ire … Trump may have hurt himself or helped himself, no one really knows because he defies all the traditional rules of politics (he probably hurt himself a lot). But his effect on the field is clear. This is Donald Trump’s party and all the other candidates just seem glad to be invited.” —Dan Pfeiffer, CNN … [Read more...] about The Winners and Losers of the First GOP Presidential Debate
Kasich sat in the center of the room, a square of people around him, along with MSNBC moderator Chuck Todd. The conversation started with — what else? — Donald Trump. Kasich tied the charges against Trump’s campaign manager to the candidate’s angry and divisive campaign. “He’s driven people farther into doom and gloom.” He dodged the question about whether he’d support Trump as GOP nominee in November, saying, “I don’t think he’s going to be the nominee, and I’ll tell you why. Because nobody’s going to have enough delegates to go to the convention, and when we get to the convention, people are going to think about two things: Who can win in the fall — which he or Cruz can’t — and who could actually be a good president. That’s a crazy thing to talk about! Who could actually run the country.” say. … [Read more...] about Queens Republicans Like John Kasich Because, Really, Who Else Is Left?