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Drivers: We are facing a national emergency

This Memorial Day kicks off what could be one of the most dangerous summer travel seasons in recent history. The alarming spike in drunk driving deaths and injuries during the pandemic is a wake-up call to every one of us on America’s roads. We have to do better. During the 2020 Memorial Day period, 41…

Accelerated approval: unfulfilled promises for FDA’s expedited review program

As practicing physicians, approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reassures us that the treatments we prescribe our patients have been rigorously vetted as effective and safe. For a growing number of drugs, however, FDA approval comes with lingering uncertainty of their benefit. Under the accelerated approval pathway, FDA provisionally approves drugs based on…

Watch live: Trump, Cruz speak at NRA convention

Former President Trump is scheduled to speak Friday afternoon at the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting in Houston, Texas. The convention is being held days after a mass school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, killed 19 children and two teachers. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) are also slated to speak at…

New Hampshire court proposes minimal change to US House map

A special master appointed by the New Hampshire Supreme Court has proposed small changes to the state’s existing U.S. House district lines, a potential solution to a months-long stalemate between Gov. Chris Sununu (R) and his fellow Republicans who control the state legislature. In an opinion published Friday, Stanford Law professor Nathaniel Persily proposed moving…

This week’s must-watch moments on Capitol Hill

A school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday dominated headlines and reignited the ongoing debate on gun violence prevention in this country. The gunman opened fire in a classroom at Robb Elementary School, killing at least 19 children and two teachers. The school shooting closely followed a racially-charged mass shooting at a Buffalo, N.Y., grocery…