News & Politics

Professor Amy Wax and the Brownshirts on campus

February 20, 2018

Recently a professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School in league with a professor at the University of San Diego Law School made bold to write an essay for The Philadelphia Inquirer. Her name is Amy Wax, and I have no idea what her politics ... [...]

How Republicans can win big with millennials

February 20, 2018

The principles of business are simple. Find out what people want and give it to them. Despite being the "pro-business" party, Republicans don't apply this principle to millennial outreach. They should. Millennials are perfectly positioned to vote for a... [...]

Why Poland’s new Holocaust law is a mockery

February 20, 2018

The French philosopher Voltaire said, "History is nothing but a pack of tricks that we play upon the dead." Poland's new Holocaust law is yet another pack of tricks played upon the millions of murdered Jews in the Holocaust. The new law makes it illega... [...]

Trump’s Goldilocks economy

February 20, 2018

President Trump may have a bear market, but he has a Goldilocks economy. While it is too early to definitively know about the former, each passing day shows the latter growing more certain. His critics who are seizing on recent stock market volatility ... [...]

Sexual harassment in opera

February 20, 2018

Opera has it all. Love. Murder. Rape. And most fascinating, in the case of Puccini's "Tosca" a peek into the rapist's thinking. In fact, he tells all. In church. Every day headlines tout another soldier in the vast army of rapacious men advancing sexua... [...]

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Stop arguing, start protecting

February 20, 2018

We are all wrestling with the tragedy and evil that came to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, last week. As a citizen and parent, I'd ask our leaders in the school system to focus on reality, not on theory or wishes. In the chi... [...]

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Legislators must act on guns now

February 20, 2018

As a retired school superintendent and former high-school principal, I was sickened by the images from the school shooting in Florida last week. As we all retreat into our respective positions regarding guns in America, I pose one question: Is change n... [...]

BOOK REVIEW: ‘A State of Freedom’ by Neel Mukherjee

February 20, 2018

A STATE OF FREEDOM By Neel Mukherjee Norton, $25.95, 278 pages Although a relatively small percentage of India's one-and-a-third billion people, educated Indians fluent in English can be numbered in the tens of millions. And because most of them are dr... [...]
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