Like many people, two of my primary interests are politics and sports. They both lend themselves to statistical analysis; they have “seasons” (in both cases too long); and winners are sometimes the wealthy front-runners (George W. Bush or the New York Yankees); other times they are among those with the least resources (Dennis Kucinich or the 2008 Tampa Bay Rays).
Homeowners insured under the National Flood Insurance Program [NFIP] could soon find themselves up the proverbial creek—literally—because Senate Republicans have allowed the federal flood
The U.S. Census Bureau really, really, really wants everyone to fill out their 2010 Census forms–a process that takes about 10 minutes. So, they’ve
It’s so obvious when it’s personalized. It’s dinner-time for the family. Let’s say that you have five mouths to feed, but as you check the cupboard you see that you only have food for three.
When I watch Tea Partiers’ faces twisted in anger, and hear their blatantly racist remarks and threats of violence, I have to admit, empathy
At 2,300 pages, including a lot of fine print, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act recently enacted into law contains some obscure provisions
We are just beginning to piece together the various causes for the current recession, from sub-prime lending, to reckless behavior on Wall Street, to
If he were in the U.S. Senate now, would Scranton collaborate with Democrats? This falls into the world of conjecture, but it’s likely that he would keep his distance from the likes of Mitch McConnell or John Boehner.
If you see a rabid raccoon, a leaking fire hydrant or a stray chicken in front of your house, and you live in the
It has been said by poets, philosophers, and psychologists that the charitable impulse is the highest expression of the human capacity for compassion. When