| Mar 24, 2014
| 7:00 AM
It may not be art, but it's certainly going to be one of the most macabre objects ever shown in an art gallery: the Thanatron, the intravenous drip device that Dr. Jack Kevorkian invented to shuffle his clients off this mortal coil via assisted suicide,...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 4:02 PM
State Sen. Ed Meyer, D-Guilford, will not seek a sixth term in November. He has been a brave soldier in the endless battle to protect the public's right to know what its government is doing. This is harder duty than most people think. Those invested...
| May 1, 2014
| 2:59 PM
The Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party, known as PAS, a political party with a strong base in the Malaysian state of Kelantan, pushed through the Sharia Criminal Code Enactment (II) 1993, which calls for hudud, or extreme corporal punishment when there is strong...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Decency, or what serves as a modicum of decency in Harrisburg, finally prevailed in the case of a woman accused of the crime of trying to help her dying 93-year-old Pottsville father end his agony.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane decided...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 8:22 AM
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian media expressed rank incomprehension over foreign criticism of the country's extension of euthanasia to children, portraying legislation as humane and dismissing any notion of sick children being pressed to their deaths....
| Oct 18, 2013
| 8:43 PM
The Dodgers could have imagined a lot of scenarios for their Game 6 Friday night and never come up with the one that actually unfolded.
Not in the wildest dreams or darkest nightmares. Clayton Kershaw almost melting. Their defense unable to make a play....
| Feb 20, 2014
It's an idea that, in the death-squeamish U.S., is probably too disturbing for the edgiest TV hospital drama, let alone real life and real legislation. Last week, the Belgian Parliament passed a law allowing terminally ill children to request aid in...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 9:22 PM
There's a question that continues to surface in the case of Barbara Mancini, the Philladelphia nurse charged with assisted suicide for giving morphine to her 93-year-old, terminally ill father: Why is the Attorney General's Office investing its...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Wednesday's print column There was nothing funny about Saturday’s blog post by author Scott Adams, creator of the “Dilbert” comic strip.. “I hope my father dies soon,” it began. “And while I'm at it, I might want you to...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:33 PM
I keep waiting for the news that prosecutors in Pennsylvania have come to their senses and dropped criminal charges against Barbara Mancini.
But so far, that hasn't happened, which means the Philadelphia resident, an emergency room nurse, may soon be on...
| Nov 9, 2013
Most of the mail that crosses my desk deals with politics, policy and other largely impersonal subjects. Occasionally, readers will tell their own deeply personal stories as a way to inform a discussion. Several did just that in response to Steve Lopez'...
| Nov 14, 2013
Re "A chilling end-of-life case," Column, Nov. 6
Steve Lopez did not mention why assisted-suicide legislation failed three times in deep-blue California.
A broad coalition of disability rights organizations, independent living groups, doctors and...