November 2013

Fall from Grace

Drug maker Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay $2.2 billion and plead guilty to a misdemeanor in marketing the antipsychotic drug Risperdal and other drugs.

“The agreement,” The New York Times writes (Nov. 4), “is the third-largest pharmaceutical settlement in United States history and the … Read More

The 3 C’s of Three Women

At the height of the government shutdown last month, during all the fuss and furry, three Republican Senators – Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, and Kelly Ayotte brokered a deal that returned common sense, civility and bipartisanship to Washington. Along with 17 other female Democrat and … Read More

Is it ethical…? – Part II

On Wednesday I asked if it was ethical to force-feed prisoners at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, who, by their own volition, refused to take any nourishment. The question was featured in a Room for Debate forum on The New York Times website.

I was looking for … Read More