Nuclear Power: Bailouts and Bankruptcy

Nuclear Power: Bailouts and Bankruptcy

You have to hand it to the nuclear industry for socializing costs and privatizing profits. Last year, lobbyists for operators of dirty, deadbeat old r...

April 19th, 2017 |  


Give Your Old Stuff to Others — Not the Landfill

Give Your Old Stuff to Others — Not the Landfill

My neighbor moved out this week. I learned that when I found a moving truck blocking my car and I couldn’t get out of the driveway. No matter &#...

April 19th, 2017 |  


Maybe Trump is just what we need

Maybe Trump is just what we need

Obama … Trump.Could there be a bigger contrast — in attitude, style, comportment, philosophy? What irony that the two names are now linked...

April 19th, 2017 |  



Climate Change Is Now a Local Issue

Climate Change Is Now a Local Issue

It’s not often that the physical world changes overnight. On January 20, though, it did.On that day — when Donald Trump was inaugurated &#...

April 18th, 2017 |  


How to Keep Marching for Women, and Yourself

How to Keep Marching for Women, and Yourself

Across the U.S. women just pulled off the largest protest in American history. They were joined by sister marches around the world — in Europe, ...

April 18th, 2017 |  


The End of Diabetes Is within Reach

The End of Diabetes Is within Reach

The Food and Drug Administration just approved what could be one of the biggest breakthroughs in the treatment of type 1 diabetes in decades.Dubbed an...

April 18th, 2017 |  


You Pay Your Fair Share. Shouldn’t Wall Street?

You Pay Your Fair Share. Shouldn’t Wall Street?

Did you pay all of your taxes this April?Wall Street banks typically pay much less than the official 35 percent corporate tax rate. And yet after atta...

April 17th, 2017 |  


We Need to Safeguard the “Public” in Public Office

We Need to Safeguard the “Public” in Public Office

For the last few years, I’ve been keeping a file of clippings about the erosion of transparency and candor in government. I’m sorry to rep...

April 17th, 2017 |  


Improving Those End Of Year Test Scores

Improving Those End Of Year Test Scores

As the end of the school year approaches, most students will be facing a variety of end-of-year tests. Some of them will be routine course exams, whil...

April 15th, 2017 |  


Making the most of that College visit

Making the most of that College visit

The campus visit can be an important step in selecting a college or university. Whether the school(s) under consideration are local, or across the cou...

April 15th, 2017 |