FROM George Eighmey
Dr. Death Released from Prison Jack Kevorkian , the retired pathologist who says he assisted at least 130 suicides, left prison in Detroit today, after completing eight years of a ten to twenty-five-year sentence for second degree murder. The man dubbed "Dr. Death" was convicted for injecting lethal drugs into a man suffering from Lou Gehrig's Disease. George Eighmey is executive director of Compassion and Choices of Oregon.
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?