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Barack Obama

Are drug patents worth it?

Politicians are attacking IP protection, but shareholders are Big Pharma’s bigger headache ONE OF THE first rules of American politics is not to pick a fight with Big Pharma. Its army of lobbyists in Washington, DC, has ensured that presidents from both parties, from Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama, have…
bubmag
May 13, 2021
Barack Obama

I Quit the GOP and Moved Left. Will Liz Cheney Do the Same?

I’ve been thinking a lot about Liz Cheney. Her courage in standing up to Donald Trump and the increasingly authoritarian Republican Party shouldn’t make her exceptional—ideally, she would have a considerable amount of company—but it does. Having broken with the Republican Party myself, I know that the initial break eventually…
bubmag
May 10, 2021
Barack Obama

News24.com | ‘We will miss him dearly’

Former US president Barack Obama's family dog Bo, a male Portuguese Water Dog with a mop of black and white fur who became a familiar playful sight around the White House, has died. Obama announced the death late on Saturday, saying the dog had been "a constant, gentle presence in…
bubmag
May 9, 2021
Barack Obama

We’re Hurtling Toward Global Suicide

On January 13, one week before the inauguration of Joe Biden as the forty-sixth president of the United States and seven long days after the storming of the Capitol by an armed right-wing mob, it was easy enough to miss an article published in the journal Frontiers in Conservation Science,…
bubmag
March 18, 2021