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Wasteful Government Spending?

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Despite recently sustaining $2.5 billion in federal public health spending cuts and facing billions more in cuts under sequestration, public health departments across the nation are racing to detect cases of meningitis associated with the ongoing widespread outbreak and ensure at-risk patients are contacted, properly counseled, and offered proper treatment, as well as monitoring the […] [Read More]
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Beautiful! (and Fun)

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Exonerations of Wrongfully Convicted in California

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A new research group finds that at least 200 wrongful convictions have been thrown out since 1989 in California, costing those convicted more than 1,300 years of freedom and taxpayers $129 million. The California Wrongful Convictions Project, launched by the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Berkeley Law) and Hollway Advisory Services, a criminal […] [Read More]
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Restricting high-risk individuals from owning guns saves lives

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On July 20, a gunman in Aurora, Colorado, used an assault rifle to murder 12 people and wound 58 others. Although this was one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history, all mass shootings account for a small percentage of gun violence that occurs in the U.S. every day. In the past 100 days […] [Read More]
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Murphy’s Endorsements

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MY Recent Blog Posts

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High schools with athletic trainers have more diagnosed concussions, fewer overall injuries Education Research Report High schools with athletic trainers have lower overall injury rates, according to a new study, “A Comparative Analysis of Injury Rates and Patterns Among Girls’ Soccer and Basketball Players,” presented Oct. 22 at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National […] [Read More]
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Obama Wins!

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Where Republicans Come From: Fearful Children

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New research from psychological scientist R. Chris Fraley of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and colleagues suggest that parenting practices and childhood temperament may play an influential role. Their study is published online in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Existing research suggests that individuals whose parents espoused authoritarian attitudes […] [Read More]
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Jon’s Health Tips – Latest Report

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The Perfect Cartoon For This Report: Especially worrisome news ( I see no way to avoid extensive sitting in my work and home life) but every time I read or remember about this I get up and walk around some: Sitting for protracted periods increases risk of diabetes, heart disease and death According to the […] [Read More]
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Very Good News Indeed!

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From Greg Sargent in the Washington Post: I’m following four major polling averages right now that rigorously track all the national and state polls and average them together to paint a picture of the race at any given moment. They are conducted by Real Clear Politics, Pollster.com, Talking Points Memo, and Silver’s FiveThirtyEight… What about […] [Read More]
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