Neither your Prozac nor your Jesus will save you

When we turn the TV on, all cable news gives us many stories of war, terrorism, economic turmoil, political revolution, disease, earthquakes, and other natural disasters. The harsh news headlines every minute help drug makers become richer.

Has anybody here seen our old friend Graham?

Lindsey Graham was known as “The Greatest Man In Washington” for one good reason. He used to be a decent man. I have been reading with deep sadness the story about his relationship with Donald Trump.


The UN Security Council must not cut a vital aid lifeline for civilians in the context of war crimes and crimes against humanity in north-west Syria, Amnesty International urged today, as a resolution allowing humanitarian assistance to reach Idlib across Syria’s borders is set to expire in the coming weeks.

Is my golf club membership a tax write off?

Christopher J. Fitzsimmons CPA: That’s a good question. Unfortunately, golf club dues are never deductible. However, you may be able to deduct the cost of entertaining clients at your golf club. Only union dues or dues paid to professional organizations and Chambers of Commerce (if work-related) are deductible. They fall into a group called ‘miscellaneous itemized deductions,’ which are limited so you won’t get a full deduction. Caution – these deductions have been eliminated effective 1/1/18.

Barnes & Thornburg Attorneys, Practice Groups Recognized In Chambers USA 2020 Rankings

INDIANAPOLIS – Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers in Business has recognized 47 Barnes & Thornburg LLP attorneys and 21 practice areas in its 2020 edition. The firm’s product liability and mass torts practice received a nationwide ranking.

Six Barnes & Thornburg Attorneys Named To Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers And Rising Stars Lists

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The 2020 edition of Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers magazine recently named six Barnes & Thornburg attorneys to its annual Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Barnes & Thornburg Attorneys Named To ‘Best Lawyers In Dallas’ List By D Magazine

DALLAS – D Magazine, a major Dallas publication, has named Barnes & Thornburg attorneys Victor Vital and Reid Johnson to its 2020 “Best Lawyers in Dallas” list.

Global: Crackdown on journalists weakens efforts to tackle COVID-19

The backlash against journalists and others who criticize their governments’ handling of COVID-19 is hampering efforts to tackle the virus, Amnesty International said today. The organization warned that censorship of vital information related to the pandemic has become a global phenomenon and urged governments to prioritise public health over their own egos.There is no hope of containing this virus if people can’t access accurate information Ashfaq Khalfan, Director of Law and Policy

Will the FDA Nix Requirement For Animal Testing? PETA Urges New Precedent Amid COVID-19

In response to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision to allow companies to skip required tests on animals and head straight to human trials in the search for COVID-19 therapies, PETA sent a letter to the agency applauding the move and urging it to move away from animal experiments completely.

COVID-19: Solidarity Knows No Borders

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) provides vital medical and mental care for refugees trapped on the Greek island of Lesbos. MSF midwife Eleonora Selmi is part of the team responding to the threats presented by the new coronavirus. Originally from Italy—among the countries hardest hit by the pandemic—she describes what it’s like to be providing care far from home. “I feel part of this huge effort in every part of the world. And this is the most important thing because the virus doesn’t have limits and crosses all the borders. So does solidarity,” she says. MSF teams have been working in Lesbos since 2016 to care for refugees living in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions. They are now extremely vulnerable to the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. We are calling for the immediate evacuation of those most at risk.