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...
The Secessionist Tempest in Texas

The Secessionist Tempest in Texas

Once again, there’s a tempest brewing in the national tea pot. We’re talking secession. Well, some of us are. Actually, very few are — and some of them aren’t too tightly wrapped. There’s now a secession drive in a mess of red states, but...
This Week in OtherWords: November 28, 2012

This Week in OtherWords: November 28, 2012

This week, OtherWords is running three commentaries that highlight electoral milestones: African-American turnout reached record levels, marijuana-legalization ballot initiatives passed in Washington State and Colorado, and voters in a small Ohio town approved a...