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'Death Panel' Déjà Vu

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Public memory often has a short shelf life, and it doesn't preclude the potential for rapid recycling, according to The New York Times' take on the current "death panel" controversy, considering that a prototypical version of this particular argument made the rounds during the (Internet-enabled) Clinton era.

The Rhetoric of Health Care Misinformation

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What is it about chain e-mails that makes potentially reasonable people who might even be wary of believing everything they read -- at least when it comes to stories generated by media outlets -- so gullible and so willing to latch on to hyperbolic distortions and ideologically driven misinformation campaigns?

Kevorkian Sets Sights on Congress

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Dr. Jack Kevorkian, whose controversial work as a euthanasia advocate earned him both the nickname "Dr. Death" and time in the slammer, has a new crusade: to win a seat in Congress. Stranger things have been known to happen in American politics.

Welcome Back, Jack Kevorkian

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After spending eight years in the slammer on a second-degree murder conviction, Dr. Jack Kevorkian (that's him in the blue cardigan), a.k.a. "Dr. Death," is once again a free man -- and he hasn't changed his belief that terminally ill patients have the right to die.

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