Thoughts and prayers’ are not enough

It’s been one endless, exhausting “thoughts and prayers” season — a mass shooting, coast-to-coast disasters, loss of lives and...

November 1st, 2017 |  


Why is our child poverty rate so high?

Articles about America’s high levels of child poverty are a media evergreen. Here’s a typical entry, courtesy of the New York Times’...

November 1st, 2017 |  


Trump Jr. is right about free speech on campus

We on the Star-Telegram Editorial Board don’t often find ourselves in the position of defending a member of the First Family, but on his recent ...

October 31st, 2017 |  


Weinstein sex accusations show the power of social media and the limits of shame in our celebrity-driven world

Note to men with unseemly, to say nothing of perverse, intentions: There are no more hiding places.Twitter, Facebook and other social media outlets a...

October 31st, 2017 |  


Sugar, carbs and cancer links

In August of 2016, the New England Journal of Medicine published a striking report on cancer and body fat: Thirteen separate cancers can now be linke...

October 31st, 2017 |  


Another magic bullet

Another magic bullet

It has been known that there is a protein that floats in the blood called growth and differentiation factor 15 (GDF15) that seems to regulate body wei...

October 30th, 2017 |  


Why it’s time to lay the stereotype of the ‘teen brain’ to rest

A deficit in the development of the teenage brain has been blamed for teens’ behavior in recent years, but it may be time to lay the stereotype ...

October 30th, 2017 |  


What works in workplace giving

Has your boss ever asked you to donate to the United Way? Has a co-worker approached you about giving to the Red Cross? Does your employer encourage g...

October 29th, 2017 |  


Will the iPhone X be a hit beyond Apple diehards?

Will people pay that much for a smartphone?There are two things to keep in mind here.First, Apple understands the luxury goods business as well as any...

October 27th, 2017 |  


Combating the opioid crisis

Drug overdose deaths, once rare, are now the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S., surpassing peak annual deaths caused by motor vehicle acci...

October 27th, 2017 |