I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect - Edward Gibbon
Jul 13, 2015 - Innovation should be good, but all too often it's progress toward the unhealthy. A stupid new smartphone is a perfect case in point.
Jun 27, 2015 - Food stamps don't come with many restrictions. But some lawmakers are looking to change that. Are politicians on either side of the issue interested in genuinely debating the question, or is it just politics as usual?
May 27, 2015 - You can find so much on the Internet. But if you want to increase your brainpower, you may be looking in the wrong place.
May 19, 2015 - Police misconduct has been big news lately. With citizen confidence in law enforcement ebbing away, it may be best for both police and the public if every encounter between the two is witnessed by unblinking eyes.
Apr 28, 2015 - We love giving lip service to the value of fair play, but with society so often sending a different message, our kids might think we're delusional to say that cheaters never prosper.
Apr 21, 2015 - Mars is more popular than ever, with pie-in-the-sky talk of manned missions within our lifetime. But such aspirations don't come cheap. Should we really be throwing money into space when there's so much good it could do on the ground?
Apr 13, 2015 - As medical science advances, the development of new drugs, along with increased understanding of oldies but goodies, "just say 'no'" will become ever more dubious advice. But what answers can we find in the world of drugs?
Mar 22, 2015 - Throughout history any advancement seen as altering "the natural way of things" has met with fear and resistance. Is "designer babies" just what's next in this tradition, or is there legitimate cause for concern over this and related developments?
Mar 9, 2015 - While the U.S. is a democracy in some respects, when it comes to policy, a recent study shows that politicos do the bidding of the rich and pretty much ignore the rest of us. He who pays the piper calls the tune, right? But why are we playing along?
Mar 2, 2015 - Many resign themselves to not getting enough sleep, while many others don't realize how much they need or what insufficient sleep does to the body and brain.