This is not a trick question. Or at least it shouldn't be. And it doesn't matter if you are for abortion rights or against abortion rights. It is a question of whether the media is continuing to downplay or sanitize one of the darkest, most heinous crimes in the era of legalized abortion. It begins with the makers of a new film seeking to buy a sponsorship on the National Public Radio interview show "Fresh Air." The proposed ad simply said: "Support for this NPR program comes from the film 'Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer.' The film is the true story of abortionist Kermit Gosnell. A story the mainstream media tried to cover up because it reveals the truth about abortion." Gosnell ran an abortion clinic in West Philadelphia for more than 30 years before investigators found that he had performed hundreds of late-term abortions in filthy, unsafe conditions, often delivering live infants that he would kill in horrific fashion. He was eventually convicted in the deaths … [Read more...] about What do you call a doctor who performs abortions?
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Musicians aren’t pro athletes. Their livelihoods don’t necessarily hinge on the durability and vitality of youth, so in theory, a successful artist should be able to keep playing for a living into their 70s, 80s, even 90s. In theory.In reality, almost every artist, no matter how famous, eventually decides to retire. We’ve seen it so many times in 2018, as legendary artists like Elton John, Ozzy Osbourne, Anita Baker and Lynyrd Skynyrd have announced farewell tours. Sometimes the impetus is health, sometimes it’s to spend more time with family. Sometimes they just want to sell a couple extra tickets.In the case of Paul Simon, who brings his farewell tour to Amalie Arena on Friday, he simply seems tired of it. Full stop."I’ve often wondered what it would feel like to reach the point where I’d consider bringing my performing career to a natural end," he said in a statement announcing the tour. "Now I know: It feels a little unsettling, a touch … [Read more...] about As Paul Simon hits Tampa, we asked legendary rockers: What makes a rock star want to retire?
BOSTON -- It’s Friday morning in Boston, which means Dr. Jim O’Connell is making his rounds. He might be a little more comfortable inside a warm exam room, but that’s not where his patients are. O’Connell is Boston’s only doctor left still making house calls to the homeless. Nearly 600,000 Americans are homeless, and many have health problems with no access to care. O’Connell and his nationally renowned team of “street doctors” are doing something about it, treating about 700 regular patients. O’Connell and his team of psychologists and social workers spend their days walking around downtown where his patients live -- in parks, under bridges and on the outskirts of town. During his morning rounds, O’Connell himself usually sees about 20 patients. He knows where most of his patients sleep and knows who to ask if they are missing. “I feel like I’m a country doctor in the middle of the city, you know?” he … [Read more...] about Meet the Boston doctor making house calls to the homeless
What a difference a year has made for the Minnesota Vikings. A year ago, the Vikings had 19 free agents whom they didn't re-sign from a team that had gone 3-13. This year, they have 10 free agents from a 10-6 team, and there is a good chance they will make a strong effort to re-sign most of them, including starters Jasper Brinkley, Phil Loadholt, Jamarca Sanford, Jerome Felton and Erin Henderson. Losing those 19 players last offseason made the Vikings much younger and created an opportunity for all of their draft choices and a number of free agents to make an impact. Going into the 2011 season the Vikings were ranked 21st in the league in age, averaging 27.4 years. But the roster overhaul they underwent allowed the Vikings to transform themselves into the league's fourth-youngest team with an average age of 25.6 -- nearly two years younger than the 2011 team. They ranked behind the Rams, Eagles and Browns and were just ahead of the Packers, who averaged 25.7 years of age. The roster … [Read more...] about Hartman: A year later, Vikings need no overhaul
What do you think heaven is like? Seems like a strange question, but the thought is something that crosses my mind every once in awhile, especially before bed. I already tend to think a lot – maybe more than normal. Nighttime is my moment of reflection. Death is something that scares me. I know I don’t have to let it – I could easily trust God. He knows what he’s doing, but it’s the mystery of it all that gets to me. Why do so many people have to get cancer? Why do young, innocent people have to die? Why do we have to lose the ones we love? I spend a good amount of time trying to figure out answers to questions I know there isn’t concrete evidence for. These thoughts about death and heaven don’t come every night, but there are nights I definitely lose sleep thinking about them. I suppose I could say I have a silent one-way conversation with God. Why God, why do bad things have to happen to good people? Why do I get so close to people to … [Read more...] about What Do You Think Heaven is Like?