Should Gender Equity Include Diaper Changing Tables?

Women are used to seeing fold-out diaper changing tables in restrooms. A baby care convenience, they are not required by any law. Now though, California is deciding whether infants’ changing tables should be mandated. One proposal requires diapering stations in…

More Soda Wars

If you lived in Richmond, California, would you vote yes or no for their proposed soda tax? The tax is unusual because it does not charge people at the register. Instead, retailers would have to pay a license fee that…

Economic Disagreement

Astronomy might help us understand US history according to biographer Walter Isaacson. We just need to think about binary systems in which 2 separately orbiting stars “are linked because of their gravitational interaction.” The tension between Hamilton and Jefferson was…

Is Obesity the Government’s Business?

To fight obesity, do you support government funded weight loss education? Soda taxes? Mandatory menu calorie counts? Banned bake sales? A recent Intelligence Squared debate provided several answers. The evening focused on the proposition,  “Obesity is the Government’s Business.”  Opposed were libertarian journalist John Stossel…