The Russian Figure Skating Drama at the Winter Olympics

By Slava Tsukerman Lately Russian news doesn’t stop bringing surprises. It seems nothing can create more discussions in the media then expectations of the possible war with Ukraine. But unexpectedly there is another subject that triggers as much controversy and discussions in Russia. This subject is the doping scandal at the Winter Olympics, involving Russian […]

Is Russian Attitude To Possibility Of War With Ukraine Changing?

By Slava Tsukerman There is a new trend in Russia: the known hawkish hard-line official personalities are unexpectedly openly turning against Putin’s politics. A recent sensation was on February 6: there was an open letter to President Vladimir Putin from Colonel-General Leonid Ivashov, which went viral. Ivashov is one of the most hardline politically active […]

Learning from just waiting

by Robert Field Perhaps the most important business lesson of my life came when I was thirteen years old. During the summer, my father assigned me to work at his satellite furniture store on Kensington Avenue in Philadelphia, which was about thirty feet horizontally and fifty feet vertically from the Frankfort Elevator, at that location […]

On the Evolution of African-Americans

    By Robert Field Post-Darwinism insinuations that African-Americans were inherently inferior to Caucasians were clearly refuted by the brilliance and careers of such luminaries as Frederick Douglas, Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, later Paul Robeson and thousands of others that were referred to as the “Ten Percent.” Nevertheless over my long life (84 […]

Drug treatment specialist reports on unsupervised drug treatment during COVID outbreak

by Andrew Byrne, MD of suburban Sydney, Australia 1. Changes to opiate treatment programs during Covid – benefits for some, harms for others. 2. Buprenorphine alone or with naloxone: Which is safer? (Kelty et al.) 3. Harm reduction and diazepam prescribing in opiate programs. 4. Microdose transfers from methadone to buprenorphine – the ‘Bernese’ method […]