Freddie Gray: Nearly Half of People Killed by Police are People with Disabilities ... As the verdict comes down on the death of Freddie Gray in police custody in Baltimore, the first trial of his accused killers has come to an end. One of six officers charged in connection with the arrest and subsequent death of Gray last April was acquitted. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
‘Bathroom Bills’ Don’t Help Women at All ... The time has come for me to play my Woman Card. A male Republican politician in my state of Wisconsin has introduced a "bathroom bill” like the one passed in North Carolina, which requires transgender people to use the bathroom of the gender they were assigned at birth. (See Page 8, May 26, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
Uber Goes Under in Austin ... Pouty, whiney, spoiled-bratism isn’t nice coming from a four-yearold. But it’s altogether grotesque when it comes from billion-dollar corporations like Uber and Lyft. (See Page 8, May 26, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Politics, Ethics, and Integrity ... An interesting event took place last week: Admiral John Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations, spoke to 200 admirals about personal behavior. (See Page 9, May 26, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Charity Helps, But It’s Not the Answer ... I've been involved in benevolent projects for many years. Most of these efforts have been buying and distributing food and clothes for the very poor. (See Page 9, May 26, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Hamilton image smallThose Who Know Congress Best Are Shaking Their Heads ... I had the good fortune last week to spend some time in Washington, D.C. with about a dozen former members of Congress. As you'd expect, we got to talking about the current Congress. Very quickly it turned out that the same question was troubling all of us: Why is it held in such low public esteem? (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Now More Than Ever, Support Your Police ... Police officers. We see them everywhere. Police officers serve the interests of the community. You might even know several of them on a first name basis. (See Page 9, May 19, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
Nuclear Deterrence and Transgender Bathrooms ... The President made a statement this week that he thought that people should be allowed to use the bathroom that matches their chosen gender. (See Page 9, May 19, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
Slim Dollars and Opportunities Ahead for Lazy Americans ... Higher wages for all people is a worthy cause to achieve. The states that want to raise the minimum wage should do so. Keep it on the state level. Washington State, Texas and Kentucky are three different states with entirely different economies. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Onshore Tax Havens ... The first thing you notice on the cab ride from the airport to downtown Panama City is the skyscrapers. They’re architecturally beautiful, but jumbled together as if there was no plan or consideration for how they might look next to one another. (See Page 9, May 12, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
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Sophocles Would Understand ... James Garfield, our 20th President, holds an interesting distinction, shared with perhaps one other President: he really didn’t want the job (Washington’s the other one). (See Page 9, May 12, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
In Our Interest ... The US has two major ‘schools’ of foreign policy. The first, perhaps best enunciated by John Adams, might be called ‘non-interventionism’ or ‘isolationism.’ The second school is the Wilsonian school. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Take Big Money Out of Politics ... An unknown politician recently ran for U.S. Congress and won. He had previously served as a county Judge in a remote part of the Congressional district. (See Page 9, May 5, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
We Live in a Democracy, Not a Theocracy ... It wasn’t so long ago when one of the most powerful justifications wielded in support of segregation was religious belief. (See Page 9, May 5, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
Prince, Musicians Die, but Never the Music ... Prince Rogers Nelson is gone but will be forever remembered by his music. We are always struck hard when an icon suddenly departs from this life. (Read the Article) (Have a Comment?)
Getting to the Point ... Food writer Michael Pollan once jammed the essence of his work into seven words: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” (See Page 9, April 28, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?
The Federal Government Can’t Replicate Private Drug Development ... Cancer mortality is at an all-time low. That's the good news. The bad news is that cancer still kills one in five Americans. We want better cancer treatments -- and cures -- for our loved ones and ourselves. (See Page 9, April 28, 2016 Edition) (Have a Comment?)
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