As Death Nears, Be Prepared to Suffer

When I lay me, own to die; The church won’t let me, Pass on by. Have you heard about the Belgians? They now allow assisted suicide. Takers have quickly risen to two percent of the failing population. The Swiss too have developed a relaxed view of dying. Their...

Health-Care Reform: A Good Start

When you strip off the rhetoric and the partisan politics and remove the fear factor, the health-care legislation working its way to President Barack Obama’s desk is, for most Americans, the healthiest medicine ever offered. Sure, there are missing pieces and probably...

Let’s Chuck the Bottle

Bottled pollution. I know we’re a nation of inveterate consumers, but who would buy pollution in a bottle? Well, millions of Americans do, to the tune of $11 billion-worth a year. That’s the size of our bottled-water industry, dominated by such giants as...