The New al-Wasat
Much like when I used to live in Yemen, a big part of my day revolves around reading whatever newspapers get posted to the internet on any particular day. Back when walking to Tahrir was a morning ritual my favorite day was Thursday to read all of the big weekly papers, now that I'm stuck in Jersey I like Wednesdays for al-Wasat and Sundays for al-Ghad.
This past week, however, I was unable to find al-Wasat on-line. We now know the reason, the paper has a new on-line format, which is much nicer on the eyes than the previous version. Although it does look suspiciously like al-Ghad's layout. I haven't played around with it too much, but I do hope that Jamal 'Amar didn't mess to much with the on-line archives, which were quite extensive if not easily searchable. Anyway, judge for yourself.
Upstreamism advocate Rishi Manchanda calls us to understand health not as a "personal responsibility" but a "common good."
- Upstreamism tasks health care professionals to combat unhealthy social and cultural influences that exist outside — or upstream — of medical facilities.
- Patients from low-income neighborhoods are most at risk of negative health impacts.
- Thankfully, health care professionals are not alone. Upstreamism is increasingly part of our cultural consciousness.
- Climate change is no longer a financial problem, just a political one.
- Mitigating climate change by decarbonizing our economy would add trillions of dollars in new investments.
- Public attitudes toward climate change have shifted steadily in favor of action. Now it's up to elected leaders.
A new study shows that some men's reaction to sex is not what you'd expect, resulting in a condition previously observed in women.
A plan to forgive almost a trillion dollars in debt would solve the student loan debt crisis, but can it work?
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren has just proposed a bold education reform plan that would forgive billions in student debt.
- The plan would forgive the debt held by more than 30 million Americans.
- The debt forgiveness program is one part of a larger program to make higher education more accessible.
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