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This summer, we commemorated the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, Neil Armstrong’s “giant leap for mankind.” The feat was a modern wonder of human ingenuity, and it captured the imagination of an entire planet. Only a cynic would regard the Apollo 11 mission as anything other than an apotheosis of American courage, intellect, vision … Continue reading Make America for All Americans Again
Dr. Walter P. Lomax Jr. was many things. A physician who provided care for underserved communities for more than three decades. A savvy real estate entrepreneur. A generous philanthropist. A loving husband and father of six, and a pillar of the many Philly communities in which he lived and worked. Both formally, through The Lomax … Continue reading The Citizen Recommends: WURD Founder’s Day
It’s a good thing Stacey Trooskin can tune out naysayers. In the late 90s, while earning a master’s degree at Yale, someone tried to discourage Trooskin from pursuing Hepatitis C research. Don’t make a career in Hepatitis C, because it’s a disease of the poor and underserved. Nobody’s ever going to put money into finding … Continue reading Citizen of the Week: Stacey Trooskin