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As Statues Boiled Down Nationwide, Trump Seeks to Develop a ‘Garden’ of U.S. Heroes

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has a vision for his second term, if he wins one, of establishing a “National Garden of American Heroes” that will pay tribute to some of the most prominent figures in U.S. history, a collection of “the greatest Americans to ever live.” His idea, conveyed in a speech Friday night…

The Statues Brought Down Since the George Floyd Protests Began

In the widespread protests that followed the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police on May 25, statues of and memorials to Confederate soldiers and generals were vandalized or torn down. Some of the many statues of Christopher Columbus were targeted as well, as voices rose against historic and systemic racism and oppression. State and…

Fallen Statues, Fallen Men

Michelangelo’s David at the Accademia Museum in Florence, Italy. (Max Rossi/Reuters) Only a culture soaked in a belief in original sin can honor men for the good they did, for the events at which they were present.This magazine’s former Washington editor, George Will, is displeased at the sight of his nation’s statues toppling all over…

Confederate statues: In 2020, a renewed battle in America’s enduring Civil War

One hundred fifty-five years after the end of the Civil War, a sculpture of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, was toppled in the Virginia city that American secessionists called their capital. In Alabama, a statue of Robert E. Lee, the Confederacy’s most honored general, was knocked over in front of a Montgomery high school…

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What Fighting the Coronavirus Feels Like

Beth saw her first dead body of the day just as she was leaving the emergency department. Earlier, she’d admitted a patient with the coronavirus; now she was on her way to an upstairs doctor’s lounge to finish writing her notes. Standing by the elevators, lost in thought, she nearly missed the orange body bag…

A Theme Park of Donald Trump’s Dreams

On Friday, Donald Trump signed an executive order, “On Building and Rebuilding Monuments to American Heroes.” It is a snapshot of his view of the world and his place in it, but unlike some of his other executive orders, it isn’t explicitly cruel and vengeful, or empty and threatening; it is, rather, the creation of…

Back to Church– But Not, Let’s Hope, Back to Typical

I went to church for the first time in many months on Sunday; in fact, it was the first even mildly routine public thing I’ve done since March. The service was outdoors, of course, in a small open-sided tabernacle built here in the Adirondacks, along the banks of the upper Hudson, in 1908, to serve…

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FDA OKs First-in-Class HIV Therapy for Patients With Few Alternatives

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved fostemsavir (Rukobia, ViiV Healthcare), a first-in-class attachment inhibitor for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults. Fostemsavir is indicated for use in combination with other antiretroviral (ARV) agents in heavily treatment-experienced adults with multidrug-resistant HIV-1 infection who fail to achieve viral suppression on other regimens due to…

COVID-19 Update: Airborne Virus Debate, Stem Cells

Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape's editors around the globe think you need to know about today: Airborne Virus Controversy Hundreds of scientists have written a letter to the World Health Organization (WHO) outlining evidence that SARS-CoV-2 can spread through smaller,…

CRC With Peritoneal Metastases: CRS-HIPEC Refinements

Patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) who have peritoneal metastases should only be treated in a specialized referral center and given systemic chemotherapy before cytoreductive surgery with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (CRS-HIPEC), suggest the results of several new studies in this relatively rare patient population. The choice of intraperitoneal chemotherapy may not affect overall survival, with both…