Public Safety

Concerns About CT Scans and the Risk of Cancer

December 16, 2009

New studies indicate overexposure to radiation from CT scans could increase the risk of cancer and cause thousands of deaths. What the studies show and alternative diagnostic tests.

9/11 Terror Suspects on Trial

November 16, 2009

Analysis of Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to prosecute the alleged masterminds of the September 11 attacks in a civilian court in New York, while suspects in the bombing of the USS Cole will be tried before a military commission.

Christopher Andrew: "Defend the Realm" (Knopf)

November 10, 2009

A leading historian of intelligence presents the first authorized history of the British Secret Service MI5.

F.D.A. Commission Margaret Hamburg

September 28, 2009

The Food and Drug Administration comes under fire for not having a big enough staff or budget to do an effective job. The F-D-A commissioner on priorities and challenges facing her administration.

Robert Leuci: "All The Centurions" (William Morrow)

July 16, 2004

The former narcotics detective explains why he went undercover in the 1970s to expose the corruption and graft rampant in the New York City Police Department and the city's criminal justice system.

Michael Waldman: "The Second Amendment: A Biography"

January 1, 1990

A legal scholar on the history of the Constitutional right to bear arms. He argues that current gun laws are the result of political lobbying and distort the original intent of the Second Amendment.

New Questions About Generic Drugs

New Questions About Generic Drugs

January 1, 1990

Generic drugs account for 80 percent of the pharmaceuticals prescribed to Americans. Why they’re cheaper and who’s responsible when something goes wrong.

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