Maggie Scarf

The Unabomber Pleaded 'Guilty' 16 Years Ago Today
January 22, 2014

Was the Unabomber a madman or a narcissist?

Brave New World
July 12, 1999

Last July, when the public suddenly became aware of a controversial provision of the 1996 Kennedy-Kassebaum health care law, the reaction was swift and indignant. Buried deep within the otherwise innocuous bill, the proposal called for the creation of a permanent electronic health record--or "unique health identifier," as it would be known--for every American. Each person's record would have a complete medical history, and all of the records would be stored together in a central electronic vault with access controlled by the government.