January 8, 2022

Opinion

Opinion: The FDA’s Tobacco and Nicotine Policy Is in Disarray – Inside Sources

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), led at the time by then-Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, published a regulatory plan in July 2017 to reduce tobacco-related disease and death. Gottlieb proudly announced that “envisioning a world where cigarettes would no longer create or sustain addiction, and where adults who still need or want nicotine could get it from

Michael Barone

Opinion: The John Lindsay Democrats – Michael Barone

One way to anticipate what may be ahead in politics is to gauge the balance of power in the nation’s two political parties. The Republican Party has always been centered on people regarded by themselves and others as “typical” Americans but who do not by themselves comprise a majority. The Democratic Party has always been

Vaccine mandates

Supreme Court skeptical of Biden’s workplace vaccine rule

Fully vaccinated and mostly masked, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority appeared skeptical Friday of the Biden administration’s authority to impose a vaccine-or-testing requirement on the nation’s large employers. The court seemed more open to a separate vaccine mandate for most health care workers. The arguments in the two cases come at a time of spiking

Legal Beat

Arbery killers get life in prison; no parole for father, son

Three white men convicted of murder for chasing and killing Ahmaud Arbery were sentenced to life in prison Friday, with a judge denying any chance of parole for the father and son who armed themselves and initiated the deadly pursuit of the 25-year-old black man. Superior Court Judge Timothy Walmsley said Arbery left his home

Economy

Biden’s economic challenge: Finding workers and goods

President Joe Biden enters the midterm election year of 2022 determined to address what economists call a “supply” problem — there aren’t enough jobseekers or goods to meet the country’s needs. This is also a political problem. The mismatch has obscured the strong growth and 3.9% unemployment rate achieved during Biden’s first year, the kind

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