Friday, June 28, 2002
JESSE JR. ON SCHOOL VOUCHERS
If you want to begin your morning with a sigh of disgust, read this statement by Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. on why yesterday's Supreme Court decision was "the worst decision in the last 50 years involving church/state issues."
Tuesday, June 25, 2002
WEIGHT-LOSS DRUGS FOR CHILDREN
Some doctors are now prescribing weight-loss drugs such as Meridia and Xenical for children ages 12-16, as part of a new study to determine whether the medications are safe and effective for this age group. While I understand the use of such drugs as a last resort, it's hard to believe that adolescents have reached that point. And while these drugs have been shown to produce weight loss, little research has been done on whether the effects last after medication is discontinued. Wouldn't education and exercise be more useful tools at this age, rather than a drug regimen that may have to be continued indefinitely?
SORRY FOR THE DELAY....
Blogging has been delayed for the past couple of weeks, because I've been hard at work on our Accuracy in Academia Conservative University conference. Spaces are almost completely filled, but if you're an intern or student in the DC area who is interested in attending on Saturday, July 20th, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.