William A. Collins, an OtherWords columnist, is a former Connecticut State lawmaker and the former mayor of Norwalk. He founded Minuteman Media, which later became OtherWords, in 1998. 9collins[AT]sbcglobal.net
Great lumps of cash and property will now pass tax-free from expired rich geezers, who may or may not have earned them, to their kids–who surely didn’t.
Our elections aren’t yet like those in Egypt, Haiti, or Belarus, but give us time.
Despite the horrific casualties from the War on Drugs, most elected leaders are fearful of seeking peace.
It’s easier for Wall Street to keep milking current fossil and agricultural fuel subsidies.
In Arizona, Georgia, Virginia, and Tennessee, you may once again carry a loaded pistol into a bar, just like in the frontier days.
This sliver of sand boasts the world’s tallest building, a sail-shaped hotel with a $100 lunch, a new subway system, 95,000 hotel rooms, and a working indoor ski slope.
Congress is finally closing in on questionable education establishments.
Betting is down due to economic troubles, yet new projects continue to leap from the ground.
Developing a vibrant bus network would cost peanuts, compared with high-speed rail options.
The rich are getting richer and the poor, poorer, with many who used to be middle class sliding into the second camp.
There’s a lot of money to be made in destroying the environment and abusing workers.
Keeping our Latin American neighbors seemingly independent, but still supportive of U.S. corporations, requires new methods.
Patients everywhere writhe in pain and indignity, families languish in grief, and physicians fidget in perplexity.
Manned space flights are geared to the bright future of the leaders of corporations who sell all the stuff that’s used to make the shuttles, the space suits, the moon landers, the space stations, and the astronaut capsules.