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White House Shoves Obama’s Patriot Act Signature Under the Carpet

Barack Obama’s signature on the Patriot Act reauthorization bill? Not talked about in his weekly address. Not featured in his remarks of the day. Not worthy of a post on the official White House blog. Not occasioned by a White House statement. There was an official statement to declare the release of the president’s medical [...]

When Doctors Participate in Torture, The Rot Spreads

Contrary to popular opinion, the Hippocratic Oath has never contained the exact words, “First, Do No Harm.” Regardless, expressed in other words across the various codes and oaths for medical practitioners this standard is ubiquitous. Among the nine principles of medical ethics articulated by the American Medical Association, one prominently reads “A physician shall, while [...]