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Jul 05, 2016: Understanding ‘Brexit,’ the British Exit from the EU

By A. Lawrence Chickering and James S. Turner The British vote to leave the European Union (EU) caught everyone by surprise—pundits, politicians and profiteers. Part of the confusion stems from analyzing the disaffection in terms of left and right. In the mainstream analysis, xenophobic racism explained why the far right wanted separation; therefore everyone else should have united around ‘remain’,…

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Jul 04, 2016: The Transpartisan Review: Our Introductory Blog Post

By A. Lawrence Chickering and James S. Turner As we noted in our introduction, The Transpartisan Review will concentrate on promoting new political ideas, ideas that bring people together who are now in conflict. Since the current debate focuses entirely on conflict, the approaches we explore will be hard to find in the current debate. Yet they are often essential…

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Jul 04, 2016: Introducing The Transpartisan Review Project

Dear Citizen for Health, Below is an introduction to The Transpartisan Review project. My co-author, Lawry Chickering, and I are developing the Review to expand the themes in our 2008 book Voice of the People: The Transpartisan Imperative in American Life. I think it is of special importance and relevance to Citizens for Health because health is one of the largest arenas where people from…

Dec 05, 2012: Victory Is At Hand! Bill Passes, Awaits Illinois Governor’s Signature!

By James J. Gormley The Illinois’ nutrition community bill (SB 2936) we told you about over the last week has passed the Illinois House of Representatives by a vote of 102 to 7, with two abstentions. Translation: The bill has passed and now awaits Illinois Governor Pat Quinn’s signature! In an exception to the normal legislative procedures, a second and…

Nov 30, 2012: First Part of Battle Won in Illinois; With the Help of All of our Illinois Supporters, We Can Achieve Victory!

By James J. Gormley Illinois’  nutrition community bill (SB 2936) we told you about over the last few days has unanimously passed the Illinois State Senate (51 to 0)! This is an important move forward – and thank you for your commitment thus far! We now have one more, urgent step: the bill must pass the Illinois House of Representatives….

Nov 28, 2012: Dieticians and Efforts to Monopolize Nutrition

By James J. Gormley There are many healthcare professionals who provide dietary advice.  One subset is “Registered Dietitians” or RDs, a private credential offered by the private trade association, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), formerly known as the American Dietetic Association, or ADA. RDs typically provide government-sanctioned dietary advice, such as the USDA dietary guidelines.  There is a…

Nov 08, 2012: Chicago Conference Covers Latest Research on Natural Products for Women’s Health

By James J. Gormley On October 20th, 2012, the Natural Health Research Institute (NHRI) held its 8th Annual NHRI Scientific Symposium, entitled, “The Effectiveness of Natural Products for Women’s Health.” Presented by the University of Illinois (UIC) College of Pharmacy and the American Nutrition Association (ANA), the UIC College of Pharmacy auditorium was attended by a students and practicing pharmacists,…

Nov 01, 2012: Press Release: FDA Protects Supplement Consumers From Drug-Spiked Tainted Products

Citizens for Health Supporters Urged to Visit KeepSupplementsClean.org   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: James Turner, 202-462-8800 James Gormley, 202-695-2027 Washington, D.C., November 1, 2012 – Citizens for Health (CFH) believes that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should provide, and avoid blocking, useful information that consumers can use to make their own health choices. In this spirit, Citizen for…