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Recounting the Election

Posted November 30th, 2016 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Recounts of votes cast three weeks ago in the U.S. election are set to begin. Green Party candidate Dr. Jill Stein has raised more than six million dollars to fund the effort in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

While most experts believe the recount will not change the bottom-line result of the election, Stein says the recount effort is to show “how untrustworthy the U.S. election system is.”

While they are examining the election results, Hillary Clinton’s campaign decided against calling for a recount on its own. But it is participating in the Green Party’s effort “to ensure the process proceeds in a manner that is fair to all sides.”

On Twitter, President-elect Donald Trump called the Green Party’s recount effort a “scam” in order to raise money. And he also claimed that millions of people voted illegally — an allegation that no one has been able to prove.

How all this impacts the American public’s confidence in the election process is yet to be seen.

We Need to Resettle The Children of Flint

Posted February 18th, 2016 at 11:34 am (UTC-5)
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As a pediatrician and grandfather, I ask myself: What would I do if I had family members raising kids in Flint…The answer: anything in my power to get them out of that toxic, distressed and struggling city. And if that’s the right answer on a personal basis, it…has to be considered on a general policy level…