Commentary

7:34am

Wed August 14, 2013
Shots - Health News

Doctors Look For A Way Off The Medical Hamster Wheel

Originally published on Wed August 14, 2013 7:50 am

The doctor is too tired to see you now.
iStockphoto.com

I became a doctor to help people.

When I was a medical student, I held the naive and idealistic belief that if I just did good work, the business side of things would somehow take care of itself.

How wrong I was.

Now I'm an internist taking care of all comers age 18 and up. Some days I find myself facing patients and feeling more like a harried airline clerk than a real doctor.

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6:21am

Sat August 10, 2013
Commentary

The Doctor, An Utterly Millennial Hero

Originally published on Sun August 11, 2013 5:43 am

BBC

The selection last week of actor Peter Capaldi to play the latest Doctor on Doctor Who has made headlines all over the world — and you'd be forgiven for wondering why. It's only a TV show, after all, and it's a sometimes cheesy, often over-the-top sci-fi feature, not 60 Minutes or The West Wing.

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3:14am

Wed June 19, 2013
Commentary

TV, Movie Streaming Services Want To Grow With Kids

Originally published on Wed June 19, 2013 7:40 am

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Netflix offers children's programs which can be screened on computers or TVs. And it says streaming of those programs goes up over the summer, about 30 percent. It's not hard to figure out why - school's out. Screens are on. This month we're focusing on media for kids, and our media critic Eric Deggans says that Netflix - as well as its rival, Prime Instant Video from Amazon - are both trying to capture a big and growing market.

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6:31am

Sat May 25, 2013
Commentary

Words Of Wisdom For The Graduating Class Of Moore, Okla.

Originally published on Sat May 25, 2013 11:19 am

With a city still in shambles from a deadly tornado, high school students in Moore, Okla., are graduating Saturday.
Brennan Linsley AP

High school students in Moore, Okla., will graduate on schedule Saturday, 6 p.m. at the convention center. Even more than usual, high school graduates in Moore may feel that this is a week in which they have, as the phrase from Corinthians says it, "put away childish things."

A tornado struck their town and left much of it in ruins. "Just sticks and bricks, basically," said Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin.

Twenty-four people — family, friends, neighbors, people they grew up with — were killed. The students have seen life, death and loss swirl around them.

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2:20pm

Fri May 17, 2013
Commentary

Week In Politics: IRS, Benghazi Emails, AP Phone Logs

Originally published on Fri May 17, 2013 4:52 pm

Transcript

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

And there is much to discuss with our weekly political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and David Brooks of the New York Times. Hey, there guys.

E.J. DIONNE: Good to be with you.

DAVID BROOKS: Hello.

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