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The Supreme Court nominee has trained well for the very confirmation hearing process she once sharply and publicly criticized. So now she’s being as politically correct as she needs to be, while denying she’ll be political at all on the…
Of mice and men
Why has there never been a male contraceptive pill? Probably because, knowing that women have stronger reasons to carry this burden, nobody was trying very hard. But now, 50 years after women started risking their health and happiness by swallowing…
The 30-Year War in Afghanistan
Is it worthwhile getting American troops to fight in Afghanistan instead of arming the Taliban's allies?
Smashing, trashing, looting: just another G8 summit
Don't ask Toronto police for lessons on how to control violent protesters.
Fiscal discipline….but later
For now, the U.S. is plunging ahead with ill-advised spending of money we don’t have, and nearly everyone can see that folly. It’s not the transparency President Obama intended in his early promises, but then, other promises haven’t worked out…
More US women 40 and childless
Nearly one in five American women ends her childbearing years without having borne a child, compared with one in ten in the 1970s, the Pew Research Centre reports. Practically the only group of women less likely to be childless now…
Women have been Eclipsed. Men suffer.
This fact has angst-filled teens, college-aged women and even middle-aged mothers all pining for more vampire/human interaction. And that is a scary thought, especially for men everywhere. Women around the world have been eclipsed by the saga and the men…
Triumph of the regulators
Cliches come to mind, like….setting the fox over guard of the hen house, or….giving robbers the keys to the bank. But that’s a digression. The issue is federal regulation of the banking industry...
The other story about same-sex parenting
Research showing the risks of lesbian and gay parenting is ignored in the race to make a political case.
Farewell to all that jazz
We are drifting away from America's only original contribution to Western music.
Supreme Court’s ‘Big Monday’
For Court watchers, this was expected to be a big day. As it wrapped up its session for summer break and released its final decisions, the Court made news early on, while the Senate opened confirmation hearings on the newest…
A Rat Is a Pig Is a Dog Is a Boy
An American bioethics writer defends "human exceptionalism" against the sometimes sinister agenda of the animal liberation movement.
The power of Twitter
For companies, like hoteliers, this isn’t about rewarding a client, most times it is about doing damage control. One message on Twitter or Facebook that talks negatively about a company or its brand can have a damaging effect. Likewise, a…
Kagan’s confirmation hearings
Social order on the surface
Add this to the spectator sports going on right now in exciting arenas….World Cup. Wimbledon. Prelude to the Tour de France. Buildup to the MLB All-Star Break. US Open to the British Open. And now, finally, the Senate confirmation…
Government is growing again, just over the past few days. Front-page news going into the weekend declared that Washington is ready to take on new and expanded regulatory roles in the banking industry.
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