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    Mary Crowley

    • Wistful Days of Summer: Solidarity, Storms, and September 11

      Posted on September 8, 2011

      My father called the late summer days from August 15 to September 15, with their brilliant blues, breezes, and lengthening shadows, the “wistful days of summer.” As has often been remarked, September 11, 2001 was just such a day; New Yorkers still turn to each other when the wind and sun are right and remark… Read more

    • Monday Morning Sausage Making

      Posted on February 8, 2010

      The Super Bowl gave us a welcome breather from the depressingly drawn out and seemingly dwindling health reform process. But as Washington continues to dig itself out from snowpocalypse (literally and metaphorically), maybe we should learn a lesson from the sports pages and do a little Monday morning reflecting on where we are, what we’ve… Read more

    • The Hastings Center Looks Forward to the Obama Era

      Posted on January 23, 2009

      The Hastings Center staff gathered together in the Robert S. Morison Library on January 20 to watch together the auspicious inauguration of America’s first black president. With Americans—and people—everywhere, we affirm the significance of this event in our nation’s history. Ethics, which precludes discrimination on the basis of race, gender, and skin color, is the… Read more

    • Looking to the 111th Congress

      Posted on October 31, 2008

      I spent Monday and Tuesday on Capitol Hill, meeting with legislative staff on both sides of the aisle to provide them with The Hastings Center Bioethics Briefing Book. After meeting with seven Democrats and seven Republicans—including both personal and committee staff—I came away with two predominant impressions: 1. Health care reform, even with the current… Read more

    • With Liberty and Justice for All

      Posted on October 24, 2008

      Numerology might provide as much information as the ongoing economic analysis about the nuts and bolts—and costs and coverage—of the presidential candidates’ health plans. Depending on which economist you trust, according to a recent New York Times article, McCain’s health care reform plan is going to cover 27.5 million of the uninsured (McCain consultants)—or increase… Read more

    • Let the Debates Begin: Bioethics in the Campaigns and Public Policy

      Posted on October 3, 2008

      Public policy on issues in bioethics is particularly important at this juncture. From Schiavo to Sicko to stem cells, our issues are increasingly grabbing the public’s attention. The 2008 presidential candidates have positions on abortion, cloning, health care reform, and stem cells, and Congress has introduced or is debating legislation on personalized medicine, health care… Read more

    • I’ll Tell You What’s Sicko

      Posted on July 20, 2007

      It’s a sultry July Saturday 40 years after the Summer of Love, and the liberals are again converging. In this incarnation, the Haight is replaced by Prospect Park, a bucolic enclave in Brooklyn’s ultra-liberal Park Slope. The long hair is grey or missing, and barking dogs running free during early morning off-leash hours substitute for… Read more