There’s your sign: Part I

There’s your sign: Part I

Yes, we set off fireworks and celebrate the Fourth of July each year but many soon lose the thought and become immersed in their everyday life of ease...

June 9th, 2017 |  


Barreca: Relishing ‘egg salad moments’ with friends

The egg salad moments of life are the best: those times where you connect so deeply with somebody that you have exactly the same idea; pick up the pho...

June 9th, 2017 |  


Bring privacy rights up to date

The Supreme Court this week agreed to decide whether police must demonstrate probable cause that a crime has occurred before obtaining a suspect’...

June 8th, 2017 |  



Let’s hear it for truth, transparency

A functioning democracy requires respect for two values: Truth and transparency. Happily, both are values ordinary people can insist on and help deliv...

June 8th, 2017 |  


Stop playing the climate blame game

We don’t know if President Trump believes in climate change. He just won’t say. And although we desperately want him to admit (while weepi...

June 8th, 2017 |  


Trump needs an intervention

Maybe an intervention, the kind we hear about with alcoholics, could help solve our national problems. Only in this case, the target would be Presiden...

June 7th, 2017 |  


The sad spectacle of Hillary Clinton’s slow-motion breakdown

Hillary Clinton seems to have launched yet another political campaign, one to convince Americans they absolutely did the right thing by not electing h...

June 7th, 2017 |  


When did ‘neoliberal’ become a dirty word?

Invited to deliver a lecture last month at Chicago’sDePaul University on the rather straightforward topic “Dictatorships and Radical Islam...

June 6th, 2017 |  


Paris accord relies on faulty logic

The Paris accord’s fate was sealed a year prior to its negotiation, at the little-noticed Lima climate conference of 2014. There, diplomats aban...

June 6th, 2017 |  


Stop those divots of frustration

Stop those divots of frustration

There’s nothing that will break up the monotony of deciding which type of yogurt to buy in the grocery store like a kicking, screaming kid throw...

June 6th, 2017 |