Today (Sunday, April 22) is Earth Day 2018 and time for my annual Earth Day post….. In the May 2000 issue of Reason Magazine, award-winning science correspondent Ronald Bailey wrote an excellent article titled “Earth Day, Then and Now” to provide some historical perspective on the 30th anniversary of Earth Day. In that article, Bailey … Continue reading 18 Spectacularly Wrong Predictions Made Around the Time of the First Earth Day In 1970. Expect More This Year.
Resilience, a crucial emotional attribute for a happy and successful life, is in decline across college campuses and workplaces. The head of counseling at one major university recently observed “a decrease in the ability of many young people to manage the everyday bumps in the road of life.” In a memo, which was shared by … Continue reading Learning How to Not Be a Snowflake
Tim Kaine, the 2016 Democratic vice presidential nominee, said about President Trump’s airstrikes on Syria. “The last thing Congress should be doing is giving this president a blank check to wage war against anyone, anywhere." Of course, Kaine’s protests are hypocritical. Undeclared presidential wars are a bi-partisan problem. Despite three years of heaving fighting, and … Continue reading Only Congress Has the Power to Declare War. Just Ask James Madison
Catherine Wessinger, Loyola University New Orleans Twenty-five years ago, on February 28, 1993, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents attempted to execute a “dynamic entry” into the home of a religious community at Mount Carmel, a property 10 miles east of Waco, Texas. David Koresh and his Bible students – who became known as … Continue reading The deaths of 76 Branch Davidians in April 1993 could have been avoided – so why didn’t anyone care?
Tameka E. Lester, Georgia State University Tax Day is finally here once more. If you’re getting a refund, lucky you. But if you owe the government money, you may be worried that you have to pay the amount due by the filing deadline of April 17 – even if you asked for an extension. Owing … Continue reading What to do if you owe the IRS money
Recently, my wife and I went through one of the more excruciating experiences of our lives – the euthanasia of our beloved dog, Murphy. I remember making eye contact with Murphy moments before she took her last breath – she flashed me a look that was an endearing blend of confusion and the reassurance that … Continue reading Why losing a dog can be harder than losing a relative or friend
On March 22, the Trump administration lobbed its second volley in a planned escalation of punitive trade measures against America’s trading partners. The latest salvo targets China, the largest U.S. trading partner, and covers a much wider range of products than the first set of tariffs, which focused on steel and aluminum. There are many … Continue reading 4 charts show why Trump’s tariffs will hurt everyone – not just China