Wakeup Call for the Gun Business

Wakeup Call for the Gun Business

Wall Street financial hucksters can be downright satanic in their pursuit of killer profits, but here’s one that puts its hellishness right in its name: Cerberus Capital Management. In Greek mythology, “Cerberus” is the name of a 3-headed dog that...
Of Cowardice and Connecticut

Of Cowardice and Connecticut

Tough laws stall To no avail, Risky guns Are still for sale. After the biggest massacre at an elementary school since 1927, President Barack Obama at first assured those of us in Connecticut that America needed to reconsider its gun laws. It was just that now...
The New Agenda on Guns We Need after Newtown

The New Agenda on Guns We Need after Newtown

I’m glad I retired five months ago. Think of it: I was spared writing about the presidential election, an event so vacuous it made reality TV seem interesting. If there was any serious discussion of an important national issue — global warming, our obesity...
A More Humane Holiday Ham

A More Humane Holiday Ham

“What are your Christmas traditions?” I asked the family I was staying with in Kenya earlier this year while doing some research. I wondered whether Kenyans decorated Christmas trees or awaited Santa Claus like American children do. My host’s...
The Emperor of Avarice

The Emperor of Avarice

The essence of greed? Simple. Greed amounts to taking more than you need when you already have enough — and others don’t. Who among us, by this yardstick, rate as our greediest? Those who have the wherewithal to take whatever they want — and deny others the...
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