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The Detroit Lions and the Wall Street crisis

When it comes to sports teams, I've always been cursed with a severe case of monogamy. For example, even though I've lived in the Denver area for nearly two…

Socialism for feckless capitalists

On behalf of the National Society for Creative Irresponsibility, of which I am a charter member, I wish to congratulate the Bush administration for the projected $700 billion bailout of…

Perhaps sexism does pay

Does sexism pay? One study out this week says "yes," especially when the ones falling behind in the pay gap are so-called egalitarian men.

Too much urgency, too few specifics

The rollout of the proposed $700 billion bailout package was accompanied by all of the least attractive characteristics of the Bush administration in action.

The package was sprung on Congress and…

Caution needed on financial bailouts

There is no way Congress is going to go home to the voters at the end of this month and be open to the charge that they did nothing about…

Moms need government protection too

Ironically, Betsy Hart's column entitled, "Government doesn't need to bail out working moms" was released on Thursday, at the very moment that the government was bailing out Wall Street, giving…

Time for less talk, more action

The extended Wall Street turmoil resulting from the housing and subprime lending crisis contains major challenges, reinforced by the current media propensity for scare headlines and alarmist editorials.

Political leaders have…

Can Uncle Sam save us from ourselves?

America's financial crisis is a political crisis, too. In the course of just 10 days, the Federal Reserve propped up ailing mortgage giants Freddie Mae and Fannie Mac, refused to…

The high cost of pursuing happiness

Everyone has a right to own a home whether they can afford it or not. It says so in the Constitution -- well, actually the Declaration of Independence in…

Money for Wall Street but never science

To think a week ago we were fretting about pigs and lipstick!

Strange as it seems, the collapse of Wall Street (coupled with pure fear for our own futures) is not…