Alison Meyer
Alison Meyer

Friend Zone: A Term Used by Guys Who are Pissed at Not Getting Laid

A friend doesn't owe you a sexual relationship just because you want one. Calling it the "friend zone" teaches you nothing about friendship.

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Meningitis Outbreak: Infected Steroids Prove We Need An FDA Overhaul

State regulations are not always adequate when it comes to protecting consumers from potentially dangerous medication. Exempting compounding pharmacies from FDA regulation puts us all at risk.
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Sorry Ron Paul and Paul Ryan, 9/11 First Responders Bill Now Covers Cancer Treatments

GOP support for 9/11 responders begins and ends at their usefulness in patriotic speeches. As people who are suffering deadly illness for their heroism, they’re not quite as worthy of attention.
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The Tea Party and Libertarians Would Agree: Why We Need the FDA

Arguments about dismantling or privatizing the Food and Drug Administration are short-sighted.
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Texas Rape Case: Missing Defendant Found Guilty, Sentenced to 99 Years in Prison

An accused rapist in Texas manages to sneak out of the courtroom on a bathroom break, because we do not treat rapists as serious criminals.
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New Jersey Pathmark Shooting: 4 Gun Control Myths

By basing our arguments on individual rights and responsibilities, we absolve manufacturers of theirs. Terrence Tyler would not have been stopped this way.

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Why We Need Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Why do we need it? In a word: epigenetics. The amount of front-end coding that has been done by RNA and histones limits the usefulness of fetal and adult stem cells.
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Paul Ryan as Vice President Means More Trouble for Mitt Romney in 2012

Paul Ryan’s economic views negatively impact a huge number of voters. Why was he chosen?
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Doctor Who Invented Claim That Gay People Can Be Cured Now Admits He Was Totally Wrong

Dr. Robert Spitzer, who presented the only research suggesting homosexuals could change their sexual orientation, is working hard to retract his findings.
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Pertussis Vaccine Needed to Curb Whooping Cough Outbreak in Washington State

On July 20, 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report with information that led the State Secretary of Health in Washington to declare Pertussis an epidemic.