Robert Nelb
Nelb: Organize for health-care reform

Like millions of Americans across the country, I found myself on the National Mall for President Barack Obama’s inauguration last Tuesday. It was cold, it […]

Nelb: Diagnosis 2008: Infected by political plague

The news coverage about the presidential election has reached epidemic proportions. Even when there is nothing substantial to report, journalists resort to endless analysis of […]

Nelb: Mobilize tonight for safe streets

Like many 22-year-olds, I like to think that I am invincible. But this past week, when my computer broke, the markets tanked and I almost […]

Nelb: McCain’s health care: Rhetoric, not reality

For any astute policy analyst, convention-watching can be particularly painful. Buzzwords replace real issues and the truth depends on who’s talking. Perhaps this is just […]

Fight, prefrosh, for social justice — via e-mail

It is Bulldog Days once again, which means that thousands of prefrosh will flock to the Lanman Center this afternoon for the semi-annual extracurricular bazaar. […]

Yale officials should prioritize public health, too

This weekend the population of Yale College will increase by nearly 50 percent as more than 2,000 public health students and leaders from 54 counties […]

Spending on health could heal hurt economy

It’s about the economy, stupid. No matter how much pundits pontificate about issues like health care and energy, race and religion, this year’s presidential election […]

Believe it or not, life after college can be healthy

With the melting of the winter snow, graduation season appears on the horizon. As a senior, I’ll be sad to leave behind the “bright college […]

Choose wisely: Fatty cheese or oral-sex disease?

In honor of Sex Week at Yale, it’s time to tackle an age-old question: What would you rather sacrifice for eternity — oral sex or […]

How the French are healthier than we are

Last Thursday, a major French bank, Societe General, reported that it was victim to one of the largest trading frauds in history: $7.2 billion was […]

Health reform now a matter of life and death

Everyone’s been talking about how our nation’s health care system is sick: 47 million Americans are uninsured, $480 billion is wasted each year when U.S. […]