Dr. Dathan A. Paterno

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The Immigration Demons Haunting the GOP

Listening to the current debate on immigration within the Republican ranks, one would think that demons occupy either side. Proponents of amnesty or quasi-amnesty (or anything that could even marginally be construed as any form of amnesty) are targeted with

No Freedom Fries for Fatty

By now, you likely have heard of Dr. David Ludwig, Harvard professor and child obesity specialist at Children’s Hospital in Boston. He and attorney and research partner Lindsey Murtagh authored a piece in the Journal of the American Medical Association

Supreme Court Ruling Frees Families from Government Interference

The Supreme Court of the United States today struck down a California law banning the sale of violent video games to minors. Justice Antonin Scalia wrote the opinion for the 7-2 majority, with Justices Breyer and Thomas dissenting. One can

Judges Gone Wild, Texas Style

To the Honorable Jose Longoria, Recently, you sentenced a mother, Rosalina Gonzales, to five years probation, a fine, and parenting classes after being convicted of a felony charge. The heinous crime? Spanking her own child. As you recall, the prosecution

$500 Million to Get Frogs to Stop Leaping

The Obama administration has planned a new $500 million early learning initiative, designed to deal with children as young as five who can’t sit still in a kindergarten classroom. As a clinical psychologist with 20 years of experience evaluating and