Students need an escape from public school violence

Students need an escape from public school violence

Recently, a fistfight between two female students at an Alabama high school erupted into a campus-wide fracas that ended in gunfire. A massive brawl a...

October 21st, 2017 |  


Prevention Requires a Lot of Effort

Prevention Requires a Lot of Effort

Most of us believe in prevention but we don’t always practice it. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure we’ve heard before.The b...

October 21st, 2017 |  


I’ll have a Nokia, with a side of rice please.

I’ll have a Nokia, with a side of rice please.

Let’s face it, in this day in age, the entire wealth of human knowledge is at our finger tips: The answer to pretty much any question we are fac...

October 20th, 2017 |  


GOP Tax Plan: Hardly “reform,” but tax cuts “cost” nothing

GOP Tax Plan: Hardly “reform,” but tax cuts “cost” nothing

The Trump administration and congressional Republicans released their grandiosely titled “Unified Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code”...

October 18th, 2017 |  


Time to take off those training wheels

Time to take off those training wheels

Behind the scenes of any business there is a flurry of activity going on — stuff the consumer never sees — that goes into producing a prod...

October 16th, 2017 |  


Bail not meant to enable holding political prisoners

Bail not meant to enable holding political prisoners

The US Constitution’s Eighth Amendment forbids “excessive bail” in criminal prosecutions. That prohibition seems somewhat vague. I g...

October 15th, 2017 |  


Come on fall — I am ready for you!

Come on fall — I am ready for you!

There is a saying out there that advises a person to dress for the job they want, not the job they have. It’s wise advice, but I have taken the ...

October 13th, 2017 |  


A Nobel prize for sanity?

A Nobel prize for sanity?

The Nobel Peace Prize for the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is a wonderful tribute to the many millions of people around th...

October 11th, 2017 |  


Oh sister, where art thou?

Oh sister, where art thou?

I swore up and down I wasn’t going to write about this: It was too personal, it was too fresh and it impacted too many people. There was no way ...

October 9th, 2017 |  


The violence comes home again

The violence comes home again

In the wake of the Las Vegas massacre, as in the wake of all the high-profile mass shootings that preceded it, the big question looms: Why?John Whiteh...

October 8th, 2017 |