100 Years of Painting

Critical Thinking

Lost in Hospitallandia

Budget Wars

Blotch Jumbo

2nd Thought

2nd Thought

Rule of Law: The Other Casualty

The recent New York Times article describing Barack Obama’s “Kill List” made for a bumpy read. It’s not your standard Norman Rockwell fare: the...

Open-Armed, Despite All

What if China, flush with its new wealth, opened its doors to mass immigration? It would make sense from an economic and social point...

A Virtual Economy?

The demise of Chesapeake Energy continues to unfold. After news of $1.1 billion in unreported loans, Reuters exposed a $200 million hedge fund that...

Mr. Justice Kennedy Explains

“Our tradition, our law, has been that you don’t have the duty to rescue someone if that person is in danger. The blind man...

Shadows in Granite

Say, how many war memorials are there in the world? Must be thousands, right?  And how many do you suppose are engraved with the...

Legion of Doom-kopfs

OK. Tell me if this sounds familiar. There’s this group of Anglo-Americans, mostly well-to-do and some wealthy. They’re not big fans of minorities (especially African-Americans)...

Lost: Meanings

They say what has been seen can’t be unseen, that once you know the truth, you can’t unlearn it. That was before I saw...

A Season for Knives

It’s spring again. Must be time to start another war. Now it appears the target will be Iran. Or maybe Syria. John McCain wants...

Wanted: Poets …

Writer Don DeLillo once wrote that reading poetry makes us conscious of breathing. I can’t imagine a better way to put it. The first time...

A Victory for Prevention?

They’re not co-pays or premiums yet there’s no doubt that polluted air and water exact a high price on our health. Still, the arguments...