New York, New Jersey, Illinois and Florida this week instituted mandatory confinementfor certain people exposed to ebola. Is it legal for a state (or the federal) government to detain and quarantine you against your will for health reasons? Yes. Has this sort of thing been done before? Yes. Will it be effective? No. Is it [...]
|By: Peter Van Buren Wednesday July 9, 2014 7:32 am|
A feature of oligarchy is the dynastic ascension of new leaders, children who rise to positions of power and wealth simply by the luck of birth. We welcome Chelsea Clinton to the club.
|By: Jeff Kaye Monday August 29, 2011 7:41 pm|
The the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues have issued their findings in the scandalous revelations surrounding the Guatemalan syphilis studies ran by the U.S. Public Health Service in the 1940s. Hundred were deliberately infected, dozens died, and it was all illegal and unethical. This is put the latest in a long line of scandals involving unethical and dangerous experiments on human beings by the U.S. government.