The New Crime of Eating While Homeless

The New Crime of Eating While Homeless

Whenever one of our cities gets a star turn as host of some super-sparkly event, such as a national political gathering or the Super Bowl, its first move is to tidy up — by having the police sweep homeless people into jail, out of town, or under some rug. But...
Cannon Fodder, 21st Century-Style

Cannon Fodder, 21st Century-Style

The White House Almost never frets, About the lies It told to vets. This Memorial Day, I’d like to salute the young people who continue to enlist in our armed forces. Their initial training reinforces their sense that America is beset with many ill-motivated...
Uncle Sam: Please Tax the Titans

Uncle Sam: Please Tax the Titans

I’ve already told you the story of Mrs. Campbell, my well-meaning high school guidance counselor. In case you missed it, I’ll tell you again. High school seniors in Detroit, where I grew up, had career counseling before they were turned loose on society. You took...
A Primer for Taming Corporate Power

A Primer for Taming Corporate Power

The 79-year-old corporate gadfly Robert Monks, the former top federal regulator over America’s pension system, earlier this year opined that Corporate America operates “for the personal enrichment and glorification of its manager-kings.” Too harsh a...
Those Uninvited Guests at Your Barbecue

Those Uninvited Guests at Your Barbecue

Planning a Memorial Day barbecue? When you buy meat for that festive meal, watch out for some uninvited guests. An alarming amount of American meat harbors not just pathogens, but “superbugs” — antibiotic-resistant bacteria. For now, you’d better...
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