China is using fentanyl in a chemical war against America

Fentanyl is the synthetic opioid driving America’s public health crisis. Its cheap price, widespread use, addictive quality and deadly effect m...

November 3rd, 2017 |  


Selective outrage about Kevin Spacey

I first saw Kevin Spacey in an old crime series called “Wiseguy.” It was about three decades ago, and he played a character who had bibli...

November 3rd, 2017 |  


What are you in jail for? I rented a couch

A payment dispute over a sofa and a television should never become a life-altering felony and jail time. And police have more important work to do tha...

November 1st, 2017 |  



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 |