To liberate speech on campus, pop the ‘bubbles’

Whether the students know it or not, the protests that recently turned violent at Middlebury College over an appearance by conservative scholar Charle...

March 14th, 2017 |  


Fixing a floundering Obamacare: The next chapter

The Congressional Budget Office weighed in Monday on the profound impact of the House Republicans’ ambitious Obamacare fix. There’s fuel h...

March 14th, 2017 |  


Trump doing what Obama didn’t: Reaching out, listening

Elements of Donald Trump’s presidential style are already emerging and they must be discouraging to his critics.It’s easy to miss things t...

March 14th, 2017 |  



No power a reminder of those who do without

I was starting to write this column when the lights went off. The computer died. The heat stopped working, and the house fell silent.I exhaled and thr...

March 13th, 2017 |  


Articles about fat science

Articles about fat science

Everything you read these days is either about fat science or Donald Trump. They are endlessly amazing subjects. The March 7th issue of The Journal of...

March 13th, 2017 updated: March 13th, 2017. |  


Add a dash of genius

Add a dash of genius

Traversing life’s highway is like applying liquid eyeliner. The harder you push, the more smudged the center line becomes, but too light a touch...

March 13th, 2017 |  


Resentment is not identity

So this driver is stopped at an intersection. A pedestrian is dawdling in the crosswalk. Driver leans out the window and yells, “Get out of the ...

March 12th, 2017 |  


WikiLeaks spills CIA gadgetry, but to what end?

The release Tuesday by WikiLeaks of the first installment of what will apparently be a large batch of CIA communications, including what appears to be...

March 12th, 2017 |  


When is a good time to start receiving benefits?

When is a good time to start receiving benefits?

Enjoying a comfortable retirement is everyone’s dream. For over 80 years, Social Security has been helping people realize those dreams, assistin...

March 12th, 2017 |  


Time for millennial women to reject campus feminism

Organizers of January’s Women’s March on Washington made a concerted effort to target college-aged women with their messaging — and ...

March 10th, 2017 |