I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect - Edward Gibbon
Jan 25, 2016 - Cigarette butts are the most littered item on the planet. We do it or see it happening every day. Why do we act as if this is okay?
Jan 14, 2016 - They say there are no guarantees in life. Unfortunately, that goes for food safety. But there are simple ways we can minimize our risks.
Dec 18, 2015 - Terrorism has been a hot topic throughout the 21st century. But most of that talk is hot air thick enough to obscure more than it clarifies.
Dec 7, 2015 - Police organizations want you to boycott—not because of its content, but because its maker protested against police brutality. Really.
Dec 7, 2015 - International relations are rarely simple even between nations with long and amiable histories. The Iran deal isn't just about nuclear weapons; it's also about building relations—something everyone should care about.
Nov 5, 2015 - As a diagnostic tool for the health of the American political system, Candidate Trump is just what the doctor ordered.
Oct 16, 2015 - By all historical accounts, Christopher Columbus was a father of genocide. So why does the United States still have a national holiday to honor him?
Sep 15, 2015 - Coca-Cola wants you to believe that, contrary to conventional wisdom, empty-calorie beverages like Coke don't contribute to obesity. And they're willing to pay scientists to peddle their message.
Aug 24, 2015 - For most of us, killing—however indirectly—is a normal part of our existence. But killing for food is a world apart from killing for sport, and there is no place for the latter in a healthy world.
Aug 12, 2015 - With California in the midst of a drought seemingly without end, farmers do well for the entire country to economize their water use. So why is a farming method using water 90% more efficiently so underused?