Aaron Carroll

Indiana University School of Medicine

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Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Dean for Research Mentoring at Indiana University School of Medicine; regular contributor to the New York Times and blogger on health policy at The Incidental Economist

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The Constitution says yes, but common sense says no — says the lawyer representing the 3D-printed gun blueprint maker

Should you be able to 3D-print your own gun?

The Constitution says yes, but common sense says no — says the lawyer representing the 3D-printed gun blueprint maker

from Left, Right & Center

Measles is highly contagious, and it can lead to pneumonia, lifelong brain damage, deafness and even death.

Measles Starts a Comeback…at Disneyland

Measles is highly contagious, and it can lead to pneumonia, lifelong brain damage, deafness and even death.

from To the Point

One major question raised by the  Affordable Care Act  is, just how much power does the so-called Commerce Clause give the government?

Conservatives Justices Take Hard Line on Healthcare Law

One major question raised by the Affordable Care Act is, just how much power does the so-called Commerce Clause give the government?

from To the Point

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Lots of news this week.

from Left, Right & Center

Climate change is an existential crisis. If Americans cut just one hamburger from their diet every week, it would be like taking 10 million cars off the road every year. After cutting energy use, less meat and more plant-based food add up to the easiest--and healthiest--way to reduce your carbon footprint. From the land and water needed to raise feed and the methane produced at the end of digestion, “Cattle are actually mini fossil-fuel, greenhouse gas producers.” So says Sujatha Bergen, head of health campaigns at the NRDC. As her title suggests, eliminating beef from your diet--in addition to pork and lamb-- is also better for you. She explains the trade-offs for helping to reduce climate change and says, “Starting with your fork is much less daunting for many people.”

from To the Point

Absolute immunity, executive privilege, crony privilege?

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

Students are cutting class, and workers are striking worldwide.   At the UN, governments will be held accountable for promises made in the Paris Accords.

from To the Point

KCRW speaks with members of LA's Jewish community, plus Israeli and Palestinian expats about Tuesday's Israeli election.

from Greater LA

The goods movement is the backbone of Southern California’s Inland Empire. With the threat of automation looming, what’s going to happen to the people getting replaced by robots?

from Greater LA

Election officials in LA County want to make voting easier, more accessible, and more secure.

from KCRW Features

More adults are living with their parents now than they have in more than a century. It’s a third of all adults under 34. But in Los Angeles, it’s more than 40% .

from Greater LA

A cartoon on the cover of the Economist says it all: leaders of the world’s two foremost democracies are scrambling to hold on. President Trump is faced with the possibility of impeachment. In the interests of Brexit, Boris Johnson is accused of lying to the Queen and defying Parliament. In both countries, voters are losing trust not just in their elected leaders but in their governments. The UK and the US aren’t alone, as the ideals of western democracy are being challenged by demagogues in other parts of the world.

from To the Point