Trump Admin. Takes Aim At Defunding Planned Parenthood

The Trump administration found a back-alley way to defund Planned Parenthood on Friday, allowing states to block the women’s health organization from receiving any Medicaid funding. The move would undo Obama-era guidelines that warned states that cutting off Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood may violate federal …

This year’s severe flu exposes a serious flaw in our medical system

blockquote class=”repubhubembed”> By Christine Crudo Blackburn, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs, Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University and Morten Wendelbo, Lecturer, Bush School of Government and Public Service; Research Fellow, Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs; and, Policy Sciences Lecturer, …

Time to stop using 9 million children as a bargaining CHIP

By Simon Haeder, Assistant Professor of Political Science, West Virginia University. Funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has run out. stockcreations/shutterstock.com Since the inauguration of President Trump, health care has been front and center in American politics. Yet attention has almost exclusively focused on …

The Arctic Is Heating Up Faster Than Anywhere Else

blockquote class=”repubhubembed”> The year 2017 officially took third place in the competition for hottest year on record, behind 2016, the warmest year, and 2015 the second warmest, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. What makes 2017 stand out is that there was no El …

Facebook top choice for Philippines wildlife traders

  Facebook has emerged as the top site for wildlife trafficking in the Philippines, a watchdog said Friday, with thousands of endangered crocodiles, snakes and turtles illegally traded in just three months. Monitoring network TRAFFIC said Facebook had not done enough to shut down the trade, …