Shooting Ducks in a Barrel

“On the sixth floor of a sleek office building here (Chicago), more than 150 techies are quietly peeling back the layers of your life. They know what you read and where you shop, what kind of work you do and who you count as friends. They also know who your mother voted for in the last election.”

The Economics of Moral Restraint

In just the last seven days, American outrage has been ignited as citizens have discovered that their federal government surreptitiously captured the phone records of AP reporters; used the IRS to discriminate against political conservatives; and established a secret program to capture the phone and data records of over 100 million American citizens.

Are We in a Reproductive Recession?

The low birthrate of our country will have a detrimental effect on our nation in the future. Children are the future of this country, and they are needed to sustain a healthy economy. Italy, Japan and Russia are already facing the problems of a decreasing population size. The declining birth rate has not been beneficial for America, and our children are not better educated and our society is not better off.

Where’s the Melody?

What’s that song in the air?  Wasn’t it just a perfect day on Saturday?  Nearly eighty degrees, no wind and clear skies. The type of day to take Freckles, our Cocker Spaniel down to Atkinson Park for a long romp. … Continued

Race: Undeniably a Factor in the Great Gun Control Debate

“One thing you don’t hear much about in the discussions of guns: race… Murders with guns are the No. 1 cause of death for African-American men between the ages of 15 and 34. But talking about race in the context of guns also mean taking on a subject that can’t be addressed by passing a law: The family breakdown issues that lead too many minority children to find social status and power in guns,” wrote Mr. Williams.