Category Archive: Opinion

Apr 19

Unsportsmanlike conduct

The recent National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision granting Northwestern University football players the right to unionize, if upheld, will shatter the NCAA’s business model. When you add to the mix the frontal attack launched a few days before by noted antitrust lawyer Jeffrey Kessler, accusing the NCAA of colluding to deprive athletes of the …

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Apr 12

Rigging the electoral system for the rich

A poll conducted late last year found that more than seven in ten voters think our election system is “biased in favor of the candidate with the most money.” While nothing about this number is surprising — except, perhaps, that it’s not even higher — it does reveal the depth of cynicism characterizing Americans’ perceptions …

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Apr 09

Things have changed in Texas

In recent months, there have been many news stories resulting from cases – both nationally and here in Texas – which focus on the failures within our justice system in the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases, particularly child sexual abuse, in the early 1980s and 90s. Like most Americans, I find myself heartbroken …

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Mar 28

Washington gives peace a chance

It’s hard to get your mind wrapped around Russia’s annexation of Crimea and seizure of Ukrainian military bases there. It was — and many Ukrainians say still is — part of a neighboring sovereign country until mid-March. And it seemed like Europe had transcended that kind of old-school warmongering. Just two years back, the Nobel …

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Mar 21

The rigged housing market

An upscale housing development in Wilton, Connecticut (all of Wilton is upscale) is having no trouble selling its 20 units for $800,000 each. On average, homes in that town now fetch more than $1 million a piece. And real estate experts only rank the region that includes Wilton at No. 33 on their list of …

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Mar 12

Son of God movie: Jesus for the third millennium

When I first met television producer Mark Burnett (Survivor, Shark Tank, The Voice), he was lunging through a small band of onlookers, bicep flexed, hammering the air with an emphatic fist. “I see him as strong—powerful, impressive,” he was saying. I could fairly hear the BANG! as fist struck air. He had my attention. “Who?” …

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Mar 12

Can someone please cancel this pity party for the rich?: Billionaire Tom Perkins wants you to feel the pain of those poor 1-percenters.

The über rich are full of ideas. Not ideas to help humanity, unfortunately. They’ve thought up new ways to help themselves grab more money and power at our expense. Take Tom Perkins. He’s one of a growing number of the put-upon rich — billionaires who grabbed a fabulous fortune by hook or crook but now …

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Mar 05

Buying more than a piece of the rock

One thing about the tea party Republicans in Congress is that they do know who butters their biscuits. Several have recently rushed forward with an anguished plea in defense of Wall Street barons, CEOs, and billionaires: Stop the vilification of wealthy people! I’m concerned about those poor rich people too. Especially the very richest. Did …

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