The toxic food industry is fueling a preventable epidemic of diabetes. Most
vulnerable are poor children, barraged with ads urging them
to eat the sugar and grease-laden food that will eventually kill them.
There ought to be a law about bribery in America, but there isn't--not a real one. Bribery is so central to our political culture that it's virtually impossible that any politician ensnared in the Abramoff scandal will actually be convicted of the corruption that makes Washington work.
The Vatican is about to close limbo, the theological netherworld where
unbaptized babies, prophets and philosophers were believed to reside in
lieu of heaven. This is causing a whole new set of problems.
General Motors is dimming the headlights on its industrial utopia in
Spring Hill, Tennessee. The cutback at the visionary Saturn plant,
where workers and managers once shared decision-making and cooperated as equals, is the latest affront to US autoworkers and American self-esteem.