Network News

  • Lawsuit: Organ Donor Network's 'Shameful Practices'
  • 10/02/2012
  • (silive.com) - The New York Organ Donor Network pressured hospitals to declare patients brain dead to facilitate organ harvesting, including one instance where a patient showed a "clear sign" of brain activity during transplant surgery at Richmond University Medical Center, a lawsuit charges.
  • It's a Joke to Call Obamacare Conservative
  • 10/01/2012
  • (NRO) - Just about the only occasions the New York Times allows conservatives entry into the paper's op/ed pages are when they bash other conservatives or support liberal public policies. We saw that pattern repeated in the 9/30 edition when American Enterprise Institute resident fellow, J. D. Kleinke, wrote in praise of Obamacare as conservative. From, "The Conservative Case for Obamacare:"
  • Psychiatric Patients Euthanized in the Netherlands
  • 9/29/2012
  • (NRO) - Rick Santorum got into trouble a few months ago for making some pointed criticisms of euthanasia in the Netherlands. As I pointed out at the time, his details were somewhat off, but the substance of his critique was spot on.
  • Teens Beat 'Mentally Challenged' Woman for Fun
  • 9/28/2012
  • (Washington Post) - Four teenage girls were being held Friday on $50,000 bail on charges they beat a neighbor on her stoop just "for fun" and then posted cellphone video of the attack on Facebook, authorities said.
  • Lawsuit Contends Pressure to Declare Brain Dead
  • 9/27/2012
  • (New York Post) - The New York Organ Donor Network pressured hospital staffers to declare patients brain dead so their body parts could be harvested - and even hired "coaches" to train staffers how to be more persuasive, a bombshell lawsuit charged yesterday.
  • California QB in Critical Condition After Suffering Traumatic Brain Injury
  • 9/26/2012
  • (Yahoo Sports) - Wildomar Cornerstone Christian (Calif.) High quarterback Ryan "Dax" McGregor is currently listed in critical but stable condition after suffering a head injury during a game against Avalon (Calif.) High on Friday night.
  • How Assisted Suicide Hurts Suicide Prevention
  • 9/25/2012
  • (First Things) - My biweekly On the Square today deals with the wave of suicide prevention. I partly blame the assisted suicide movement and the suicide prevention community's failure to grapple with the pro advocacy of the "death with dignity" crowd.
  • Hippocrates' Last Stand
  • 9/24/2012
  • (NRO) - Imagine it's 1967. Abortion, except in rare cases, is illegal everywhere in the United States. You can't imagine that in 45 years abortion will be one of the most contentious political issues in America, and that virtually everyone in the country will be touched by it.
  • Power Grab: Our Technocratic Future
  • 9/23/2012
  • (Weekly Standard) - To paraphrase Freud: Liberals, what do they really want? Not the communism or socialism of the right's fever dreams. They know that didn't work. Today's liberal agenda is more akin to the corporatist vision of the 1920s and '30s-an economy in which the state directs the activities of the private sector to achieve ideologically desired ends.
  • Six-Year-Old Gaining Ground in Her Recovery
  • 9/21/2012
  • (DodgeGlobe.com) - Six-year-old Brisa Bustos has covered a lot of ground in her journey to recovery. Brisa was transferred to Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, Neb. in early August after being hit by an alleged drunk driver July 18 in front of her home in Dodge City.