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The techniques of denial and distraction that politicians use to manage scandal

(THE CONVERSATION) On Sept. 28, 2022, the U.S. House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection held another public hearing – likely the last before it releases its official report.
Through earlier hearings this past summer, the committee has shown how former President Donald Trump and close associates s ... (full story)

Three ways long COVID patients' respiration can suffer

(THE CONVERSATION) "I just can't do what I used to anymore."
As pulmonologists andcritical care doctors treating patients with lung disease, we have heard many of our patients recovering from COVID-19 tell us this even months after their initial diagnosis. Though they may have survived the most life-threatening phase o ... (full story)

When should you get the new COVID-19 booster and the flu shot? Now is the right time for both

(THE CONVERSATION) At this point in the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly everyone has experienced the panic and uncertainty that come with having mild COVID-like symptoms – such as a cough and sore throat – only to test negative day after day. With cold and flu season just around the corner, that state of frustrating uncertaint ... (full story)

Former Summit Cty. Judge Amy Corrigall Jones discusses new role

She spent the last 10 years of her legal career on the bench, now former Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Amy Corrigall Jones has taken on a new role as vice president of behavioral health at Oriana House Inc.
The private nonprofit behavioral health and community corrections agency provides residential and non-residential ... (full story)

The Justice Department's dilemma over prosecuting politicians before an election

(THE CONVERSATION) As the 2022 midterm campaigns approach Election Day on Nov. 8, 2022, a federal probe into former President Donald Trump's handling of classified documents is testing an unwritten policy of the U.S. Justice Department.
Some legal analysts have suggested that the so-called 60-day rule requires federal prosecutor ... (full story)