At His Own Wake, Celebrating Life and the Gift of Death

by Catherine Porter May 25, 2017 New York Times “VICTORIA, British Columbia — Two days before he was scheduled to die, John Shields roused in his hospice bed with an unusual idea. He wanted to organize an Irish wake for himself. It would be old-fashioned with music and booze, except for one notable detail — […]


Call for Neuroethics Essays

The International Neuroethics Society (INS) is pleased to announce a call for submissions for the 2017 Student/Postdoc Essay Contest in neuroethics! The contest, now in its fourth year, aims to promote interest in neuroethics among students and postdocs early in their academic careers. This year, participants can submit their essays in one of two categories: […]

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The Republicans’ Scandalous Health-Care Bill

by John Gehring of Commonweal “Republican lawmakers scrambling to repeal the Affordable Care Act are working overtime to make life harder for those already living on the edge. Under the GOP’s proposed restructuring of Medicaid, people with disabilities, sick kids, those in nursing homes, and pregnant women—you know, those lazy fat cats who get all the […]