Bitter Chocolate

There are so many things to consider on Valentine’s Day: the reason you and your beloved were first attracted to each other, the amazing date you’ve planned, the perfect gift to express your affection. And, if you’re like most Americans, you’re...

A Worthy Goal: Feeding all our Children

The Obama administration has pledged to end childhood hunger in the U.S. by 2015. Meeting that goal will depend on whether Congress expedites or undermines this ambitious endeavor. And it has to act soon. The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act (CNR) is up for...

Save Winter: Stop Tar Sands

As the Winter Olympics gear up and athletes tear through snow and ice in their various sports, our minds may not be on climate change. Many have found it strange to read reports of no snow in Vancouver, but we know that because of global warming, future winter Olympic...

The Kids are All Right

Being a young American today can be discouraging. Things don’t look so good for us, even since Bush left office, leaving behind an awful lot of cleaning up for us “Millennials” to do. BusinessWeek dubbed us a “lost generation,” because 18 percent of us can’t find...

Record Bank Profits and the American Dream Foreclosed

JP Morgan Chase launched the 2010 Wall Street Bonus Sweepstakes last month. The bank is still losing money on consumer services, but well-heeled investors and financial traders more than made up the difference. The bank announced $11.7 billion in profits and $26.9...