Month: August 2019

Biden’s Best Bet Is a Front-Porch Campaign

Joe Biden walks with supporters at a pre-Wing Ding march from Molly McGowan Park in Clear Lake, Iowa, August 9, 2019. (Gage Skidmore)The gaffe-prone front-runner should stay out of the Democratic mosh pit and campaign via social-media videos.

Here’s an idea: Joe Biden should run a front-porch campaign.

Front-porch campaigns were once a common feature of American presidential politics, though the term wasn’t always applied to the practice.

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Opinion: Legal judgments against big pharma aren’t enough. Consumers need to change their drug habits

On Monday, Johnson & Johnson got hit with a $572-
million fine in Oklahoma for misrepresenting the dangers of its opioid medications, Nucynta and Duragesic, thereby causing a “public nuisance.”

The next day, Purdue Pharma and its owners, the Sackler family, offered to put up more than $10 billion to settle thousands of federal and state lawsuits they are facing over their opioid medications.

The media have proclaimed the cash payouts “landmark.

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