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Although the Constitution provides a pathway to replace a vice president who resigns or dies, it lacks a way to replace one who becomes disabled. I assured Cheney that if I ever determined he was no longer fit for office, he could rely on me to tell him. Later that month, knowing that another heart …

As a physician and a Seventh-day Adventist Christian, I am concerned about both protecting religious freedom and protecting the rights of others, including their health. How can we live in a society where we all have the ability to follow our conscience and at the same time protect the health and happiness of others? First …

Greetings from beautiful southwest Colorado. Fall has been in full swing, and just so you Aspenites know, the colors are mind-blowing in other parts of the state, too. I will admit that I sneaked onto social media and saw pictures of Aspen this past weekend, which made me a tiny bit jealous, because in the …

Fostering a vibrant intellectual community on a campus builds a sense of camaraderie among faculty and enriches their scholarship and teaching. When faculty members have a space and forum for talking with colleagues who are outside their discipline, they are able to test and revise their ideas, take risks, sharpen their arguments, and create fruitful …

Don’t discount the break Democratic Senate candidate Paulette Jordan just got. She now has the potential to peel off the women’s vote — more precisely, the Republican women’s vote. It’s not without precedent. Republican women broke with their party two years ago in passing the state’s Medicaid expansion initiative. They also repudiated the GOP’s education …

Adjusting to a pandemic and a revolution can be taxing for anyone. Many things have changed during the past several months and the world will never quite be the same – including the way we care for our mental health. However, we needed some change. COVID-19 exposed (and widened) the cracks in the U.S. health …

Last week at our house we finally admitted we have a problem. And, it’s getting worse. There were signs this problem could be fatal if left unattended. The noise is getting louder. The clock is ticking! OK, something has to be done. So I called the appliance repair shop. Someone will be out to take …

Six months ago, universities were the first major institutions to take initiative concerning the COVID-19 outbreak. The personal and economic disruption has been immeasurable during the past six months. This led us into a transformative global phenomenon supported by technology and isolation amid the political, social and economic events shaping the new world. Solitude and …

It is six months into the British government’s calamitous coronavirus response, and almost a year into a regime of U-turns, gaffes and cartoon villainy. Surely, as the failures and violations accumulate, it is only a matter of time before the British public wakes up. The Tory backbenchers are restive, we are told. The civil service …

President Trump has proposed a dramatic change to how Social Security is financed. But Trump’s controversial proposal to fund Social Security with income taxes rather than payroll taxes opens the door to reforms that both Democrats and Republicans might support. On Aug. 8, President Trump issued an executive order that would temporarily defer the collection …