The diesel engines on which Volkswagen relied for at least seven years could meet critical emissions standards only with software designed to cheat on government tests, the Obama administration disclosed this month. But in the ranks of cheaters, VW is not alone. At some point over the past four decades, VW has had plenty of company among big automakers in trying to evade emissions restrictions.
There is a difference between economic migrants and refugees, the latter defined as those fleeing war or persecution. Economic migrants, individuals who move from place to place in search of employment or other ways to support themselves and their families, also deserve the right to relocate, as they are fleeing another kind of violence: poverty.
Advocates and medical professionals say current guidelines that dispute the existence of chronic Lyme disease harm large numbers of patients who are misdiagnosed or denied treatment because of health coverage restrictions imposed by the guidelines.