“…Slavery and race were absolutely critical elements in the coming of the war”

I just saw another Rebel-flag emblazoned “Heritage not Hate” bumper sticker. I suspect I’ll see more during the sesquicentennial observances of the Civil War.  The “Heritage not Hate” folks claim slavery had nothing to do with the Civil War. Neo-Confederates – and there are more than a few in my native Kentucky – claim that … Continue reading

Mammogram Madness

There’s been a lot of controversy in the past couple of days over the release of a new recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force about the age women should start getting mammograms. The panel’s new recommendations represent a significant departure from existing guidelines, and have caused widespread concern since … Continue reading