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...

Health-Care Reform Won’t Cure this Sick System

Good riddance to 2009: the recession, the Wall Street bailouts, the main street misery, and most of all the so-called health-care “debate.” Now that the debacle is mostly over, for better or worse, we’d best turn our attention to the one factor...

Our National Pastime Is Too Brutal

Football is our national pastime. It used to be baseball—no longer. It’s hard to believe but there was a time when there was hardly a town or village that didn’t support some sort of baseball team, be it minor league, semi-professional or amateur....