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WHO Must Actually Demonstrate Independence from China

With the stroke of a pen, President Joe Biden readmitted the United States, as a paying member, to the World Health Organization (WHO). President Biden’s own National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan stated, “Re-engaging with the WHO also means holding it to the highest standards… We have deep concern...

Being pro-life is more important than ever

2020 may be remembered as the year America grappled with the value of life. From a global pandemic that gripped us in collective grief and cost hundreds of thousands of lives to a national reckoning on racial injustice, questions of life were central to a tumultuous year. We saw tensions heighten an...

COVID-19 vaccines give hope for our seniors

They are called the Greatest Generation for a reason. They sacrificed without asking for celebration. They took responsibility for themselves, and they took care of their neighbors. When their country called, they stepped up and said, "I will serve." They didn't quit easily, and they don't scare eas...

There's much to be grateful and fight for this Thanksgiving

The year was 1942. World War II was raging around the globe. As Thanksgiving was approaching that November, the United States was experiencing food and supplies rationing, restrictions on travel, and empty chairs at dining room tables across the country where loved ones were missing, fighting farawa...

Physically distant, not socially isolated

Originally published in the Highland County Press. In June, nearly half of American adults reported struggling with mental health or substance use, according to a CDC survey. Even before the global coronavirus pandemic, suicide rates in the U.S. had already skyrocketed to their highest levels since ...

Working together toward safer neighborhoods

Originally published in the Cincinnati Enquirer. On Aug. 16, in the span of 24 hours, 21 people were shot in seven separate incidents from Over-the-Rhine to the West End. Four people lost their lives. This is just the latest in the violence that is spiking across our city. The Enquirer reports that ...

One doctor's thoughts on a hopeful future

Originally published in The Hill. Before the polio vaccine was developed in the 1950s, Americans across the country feared the effects of the crippling and often-deadly disease. No one was immune. Thousands of children, adults, and even an American president suffered from the impacts of polio. When ...