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2015: Our Very Own Year In Review

A selection of our best analysis, commentary, and reporting from 2015.

December 31, 2015

Cancer Vaccines Enter Clinical Trials

Beyond traditional therapies like surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, scientists want to know if the human body’s own immune system can attack tumors.

October 25, 2015

Fiorina: Mother Worried About ‘Aborted Babies’ Shouldn’t Have To Vaccinate Kids

Fiorina even proudly retold the story of how her daughter refused to get her own daughter the HPV vaccine.

August 14, 2015
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California Governor Signs Tough New Vaccination Law

California joins Mississippi and West Virginia as the only states to ban vaccination waivers based on religion.

July 1, 2015
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This Week In Health: Put Down The O.J.

Vaccines, melanoma, and nicotine, oh my. “This Week In Health” offers some highlights from the world of health news and wellness tips that you may have missed this week.

July 1, 2015

Mandatory Vaccine Bill Advances After Key Vote Of California Senate Panel

Legislation aimed at reversing California’s liberal vaccine exemption law took a major step forward Wednesday in the state Senate, only a week after support for the bill seemed to be on shaky ground.

April 23, 2015

Quick & Healthy: You Might Get Uncomfortably Numb

“Quick & Healthy” offers some highlights from the world of health and wellness which you may have missed this week.

April 15, 2015

Ebola Virus Vaccine Developed By Bird Flu Scientist

The vaccine has been shown to effectively protect monkeys exposed to the Ebola virus.

March 27, 2015

Study Links Disneyland Measles Outbreak To Low Vaccination Rates

Researchers now say that anti-vaxxers are to blame for the Disneyland Measles outbreak.

March 16, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Larry Wilmore Meets The Mayor

Larry Wilmore welcomed a special guest for a full episode interview: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

March 3, 2015

Late Night Roundup: ‘Squirt-Up Economics’

The Daily Show spotlighted the problem of growing inequality — between the millionaires, and the even more elite billionaires.

February 27, 2015

Believers Of Ernst Hoax Say A Lot About Who We Are

In politics, the line between the real and the ridiculous is more blurred than ever.

February 18, 2015

What Makes Rand Paul Strange

Senator Paul has demonstrated why no true libertarian will ever be president.

February 10, 2015

Endorse This: Ben Carson vs. Rand Paul!

The vaccine-paranoia controversies have gotten so bad that Ben Carson is now actually one of the more sensible people around, delivering an important rebuttal to fellow potential 2016 candidate Rand Paul for his scaremongering. (Though on the other hand, Carson does have his own nutty idea about the measles outbreak!)

Click above to watch Carson slam the “anecdotal” and “debunked” kind of vaccine horror stories that Rand was pushing — then watch this video!

February 9, 2015

The Secret Knowledge, Just Ignorance By Another Name

Vaccine truthers aren’t alone — Americans have long believed in inane conspiracy theories.

February 9, 2015
Photo: Vials of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine are displayed on a counter at a Walgreens Pharmacy on January 26, 2015 in Mill Valley, California (AFP/Justin Sullivan)

Generational Ignorance On Vaccines Affects Us All

Why young Americans haven’t wrapped their heads around the critical importance of vaccination.

February 7, 2015

Film Review: When There Was No Vaccine

A brief look at our history reveals why vaccination is so important today.

February 6, 2015

Cartoon: Chris Christie In London

Londoners react to Chris Christie’s rocky visit.

February 5, 2015

Would-Be Presidents Flunk The Vaccine Test

It’s not too early for defining moments in the 2016 presidential race, and we just had one.

February 5, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Chris Christie, Rand Paul, And Measles

Potential 2016 contenders Chris Christie and Rand Paul got some unwanted attention on the late night shows.

February 4, 2015

Anti-Vaxxers Coming Out Of The Woodwork On The Right

There’s an outbreak on the right wing — of paranoia against big government vaccinations against terrible diseases.

February 3, 2015

Endorse This: Rand Paul’s Amazing ‘Shush’ Moment

Rand Paul may have just demonstrated why he’s *not* a realistic candidate for president, all in a single interview.

February 3, 2015
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Christie’s Measles Vaccine Madness Explained

Christie and his 2016 rivals will do almost anything to stand out from the pack.

February 3, 2015

The GOP’s Truther Primary Has Begun

Republican presidential hopefuls have started courting a critical constituency: the paranoid fringe.

February 2, 2015

Late Night Roundup: From Deflated Fooballs To Deflated Truth

With the Super Bowl coming up, the late night shows had a last look at the under-inflated footballs scandal.

January 30, 2015