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No sooner had I written that I could not find any evidence of a single furloughed federal worker who supports the president in shutting down the government in favor of a southern border wall, (Faces from the Crisis, Jan. 14), then The New … Read More

(With apologies to Booth Tarkington)

The ‘magnificence’ of the Trumps began with Frederick Christ ‘Fred’ Trump, who acquired his wealth by building and selling housing to soldiers who returned from World War II and their families.

Their gilded splendor lasted throughout all the years that … Read More

“I’m embarrassed, ashamed. I think what occurred was reprehensible at every single level. I think I take it very personally as everyone in our company does and we’re committed to making it right.”

That’s Starbucks company founder and Executive Chairman Howard Schultz talking to CBS … Read More

What’s going on? I’m gone for only three weeks and… alright, let’s get into it.

Mr. Zuckerberg Goes to Washington –

And it doesn’t exactly go well for the great Stone Face.

After the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal – in which Cambridge created a personality application, … Read More

Bad Blood

It sounded like a good idea.

(Strike that.)

It sounded like a great idea: one simple blood test that required a single finger prick would give “everyday Americans unlimited control over their health,” The New York Times writes (Mar. 15).

The key promise Theranos founder … Read More

There’s a moment during the first act of Orson Welles’s classic film, The Magnificent Ambersons – a period story about the rise and fall of a local family – where Welles, as narrator, points out what a terror young, self-centered George Amberson Minafer is to … Read More

It’s About Time

A short series of stories about ethical minefields that have finally met their fate, maybe.

Chief Wahoo Retires –

Finally, the Cleveland Indians have announced that they will “retire” their “big-toothed, red-faced caricature” mascot “Chief Wahoo” used on uniforms, caps and other items.

“The … Read More