Current Affairs

Battle for the Soul of Capitalism

Earlier this month newspaper tycoon Conrad Black, the recently ousted CEO of Hollinger International Inc., was indicted by a federal court on charges of cheating the company’s U.S. and Canadian shareholders and evading Canadian tax authorities. The eleven-count indictment alleges, among other abuses, that Black and his associates fraudulently diverted

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How America’s First Polio Vaccine Led to the Growing Vaccine Crisis

According to a panel of experts who appeared on this weekend’s edition of Meet the Press, we are critically under-prepared in the face of the impending, and some say inevitable, outbreak of an avian flu pandemic. Dr. Anthony Fauci of the NIH says that “we don’t have the vaccine production

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Off Center

By the slimmest of margins, the House of Representatives approved a budget plan today that will cut $50 billion dollars in spending for poverty, education, and farm programs over the next five years. Included are broad cuts to Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, food stamps, and student

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The Plausibility of Life

All eight members up for re-election to the Dover, Pennsylvania school board who instated the teaching of intelligent design in biology classrooms were swept out of office. (Read the article in the New York Times.) That same day in Kansas however, Board of Education members voted 6-4 to allow intelligent

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