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What decent men can do in response to #MeToo

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Sunday, the Internet was suddenly flooded with #MeToo, as women of all ages and backgrounds shared achingly painful stories of sexual harassment and assault. And among those posts, I heard my male friends -- good, decent men -- asking: How can I help?<p>The next day, I wrote an essay on …

Feminism

Doctor: Thad Cochran's health raises a tough question for us all

<b>(CNN) —</b> At 79, Thad Cochran isn't the oldest United States senator, but his age-related health condition is putting him in an unwelcome spotlight.<p>An unspecified urological procedure kept him away from Washington for weeks. His office then announced that he suffered a series of urinary tract …

Health Care

America leads the world -- in this horrific way

<b>(CNN) —</b> Americans often think of themselves as belonging to an exceptional nation, and in many ways they do. They belong to a tolerant, multicultural society that has led the world toward a more innovative and more inclusive future through new technologies and a unique embrace of diverse …

Guns

The best way to respond to Las Vegas massacre

<b>(CNN) —</b> I woke Monday morning, safe in my bed in Las Vegas, but quite annoyed by the pinging of the phone. And then I heard the details. Mass shooting, many dead, and many more injured. Motivation unknown.<p>This brought me to a familiar emotional place. When the Tsarnaev brothers attacked the Boston …

Las Vegas

Politics Has Always Had a Place in Football

“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these N.F.L. owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out, he’s fired.’” With those disparaging words, spoken Friday night at a campaign speech for a Senate candidate in Alabama, the president of the …

Black History

Why single payer health care is a terrible option

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is failing. Without regard for consequences, the law expanded government insurance programs and imposed considerable federal authority over US health care via new mandates, regulations and taxes. Insurance premiums skyrocketed even as deductibles rose; consumer …

Health Care

Bernie Sanders: Why We Need Medicare for All

This is a pivotal moment in American history. Do we, as a nation, join the rest of the industrialized world and guarantee comprehensive health care to every person as a human right? Or do we maintain a system that is enormously expensive, wasteful and bureaucratic, and is designed to maximize …

Health Care

Our workplaces shouldn't have us sitting on our butts so long

<b>(CNN) —</b> The way we work is killing us.<p>According to a new study, sitting for long periods correlates with earlier death; the longer you sit, the shorter your life.<p>What should you be doing? Some standing movement every 30 minutes, researchers say, is a must -- at least 2½ hours of moderate-intensity …

The Workplace

After Irma, it's time to take our power grid underground

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hurricane Irma took a dramatic toll on Florida's electric grid, with as many as 15 million people losing power. It struck almost 16 years after 9/11, when New York's power grid was adversely affected by the horrific terrorist attacks.<p>It's worth examining the differences between restoring …

Natural Gas