Right Message, Wrong Wrapping

Bob Herbert’s piece in the New York Times poses something of a difficult challenge for me; how does one criticize something that one largely agrees with?  99% of Herbert’s piece is exactly right, it’s just the opening 1% that has me at odds. A better person would be able to get past it...

Calculating The Cost Of A Vanity War, Women And Children First

I still remember her face.  Cute, heavy white make up, dark eyes, a Mona Lisa smile that was plastered on virtually every news site for several news cycles.  She looked like the kind of teenage girl you might expect to see hanging out at the mall with her friends, or lugging around a book bag as she went...