Today, 95 years after women were finally given equal access to vote, we continue to disenfranchise women in the workplace, undermining their ability to succeed and handicapping the economy. There is no more common sense issue than the fight for women’s economic empowerment. I am proud to announce that I […]
Sometimes our government moves very slowly. In the case of granting a patent to cold fusion technology, which just might...
Who remembers the 1956 science fiction classic, Academy Award-nominated film, “Forbidden Planet,” featuring the...
The death of a 9-year-old girl who was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri, while she sat in bed doing her homework...
Last week reporters at the Wall Street Journal sat down and did some arithmetic. They looked at how much oil was selling for in the spring of 2014 (over $100 a barrel); looked at what it is selling for today (under $50); and concluded that if prices stay low for […]Read more ›
In the late 1960s, when as a Berkeley, Calif., graduate seminarian, this writer became deeply involved in the social ferment of those times, there was a lot more clarity of the moment than the haze of the subsequent dissembling nearly 50 years of history and the seemingly relentless babble of […]Read more ›
Carly Fiornia is doomed. Just as she was getting the once-over for her above mediocre debate performance, she committed double sedition in Republican politics. She did the unthinkable of praising both Islam and Hillary Clinton. GASP! While she was at it, she might as well have burned a flag, called […]Read more ›
“The Best of Enemies,” an Oscar-worthy documentary on a handful of screens across America now but guaranteed to be a first-rate resource when it hits the Internet for many a moon to come, chronicles the 10 extraordinary, unscripted, live head-to-head TV throw-downs in the Summer of 1968 pitting two of […]Read more ›
Capitalism works well when it is highly regulated. However, it can become “crapitalism” when the drive to make money comes at a great cost to the public good. One prime example of “crapitalism” is the way the sugar industry hawks its addictive and harmful products. We should begin to think […]Read more ›
“Perhaps the whole root of our trouble, the human trouble, is that we will sacrifice all the beauty of our lives, will imprison ourselves in totems, taboos, crosses, blood sacrifices, steeples, mosques, races, armies, flags, nations, in order to deny the fact of death, the only fact we have. It […]Read more ›