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 driving up health-care...

Mind-Reading Technology Threatens Our Liberties

Believe it or not, in a few years, someone else really might read your thoughts—with or without your permission. Science, not science fiction, is inching toward that kind of technology. Currently, there are over a dozen devices in use by government agencies and the...
Bye-bye, Dubai

Bye-bye, Dubai

It’s bad enough when a person drowns in debt. Shockwaves multiply when a corporation teeters on the verge of failure. The economy becomes even more agitated when a country declares bankruptcy, as Iceland did in 2008 and Hungary and Latvia almost did in 2009. But...

Lessons from Sweden for the Immigration Debate

Growing up in Minnesota as the granddaughter of a Swedish immigrant, I got to enjoy all the trappings of Scandinavian picture postcard holidays. Straw ornaments and Swedish flags decorating a tree stacked high with gifts. The Lutheran church’s St. Lucia breakfast,...
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