Category: "Current Events"

Medicine and the Nanny State

FDA panel votes to allow continued sale of Cox-2 inhibitors Vioxx Could Rejoing Painkillers on the Market http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20050220/ap_on_he_me/arthritis_drugs_16 Our Nanny State goes much to far in "protecting" citize… more »

Ward Churchill: Fire him, but not for his writing

To the Editors: Ward Churchill's comments comparing 9/11 victims with Nazis were truly repulsive and demonstrative of his ignorance. Furthermore, he should be fired...but not because of those comments. Although it was that essay which brought Churchil… more »

New Year's Resolutions and The Wave

The numbers coming from countries around the Indian Ocean are so large that they leave me, and I suspect others, almost unable to react. I resolve to fight mental numbness. Many of you know that my younger brother died in May. That was the saddest,… more »

Washington Post against an entitlement???

Re: The Bigger Problem, Washington Post Editorial, Dec. 27th 2004. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A28009-2004Dec26.html To the Editors: It is a pleasure to see the Post come out against an entitlement program. After the Bush admin… more »

The Supreme Court hears case on interstate wine sales...finally

To the Editors: Re: Justices Hear Arguments on Laws Limiting Interstate Wine Sales (12/7/04) http://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/07/politics/08SCOTUScnd.html The longstanding prohibition by New York State of direct import of wine from other states is n… more »

The possible beneficial political effects of the weak dollar

There's a very interesting story in the NY Times today discussing the world's largest holder of US Government bonds: the Japanese Treasury. They quote the head portfolio manager at the Finance Ministry as saying that he does not intend to pare his holdi… more »

Dealing with Kofi Annan, cleverly

A shorter version of this letter was published in the Washington Times on Dec 4: http://www.washingtontimes.com/op-ed/20041203-082522-7642r.htm Today, after the Senator chairing the Senate committee investigating the Oil For Food scandal called for K… more »

Worldwide Elections: A Glass Half Full

The recent elections in Afghanistan, the current events in Ukraine where it appears that massively fraudulent results may be thrown out in favor of a re-vote, and the likelihood of elections next year in Iraq, show a hopeful trend for the world. I am… more »

Guns, Tobacco, and the Courts (A Return of Sanity?)

PUBLISHED in the Rocky Mountain News, 12/31/04 http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/opinion/article/0,1299,DRMN_38_3435831,00.html Excerpt PUBLISHED in Forbes, 3/14/05 http://www.forbes.com/business/forbes/2005/0314/028.html For those of us who… more »

Don't Get Too Excited About UN Reform

re:U.N. Staff Union Chides U.N. Management (AP, National, Nov 20) NY Times/AP: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/national/AP-UN-Staff-Complaints.html AFP: http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/20041119/wl_afp/un_annan_041119181647 To the Ed… more »
« 1 ... 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 »