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
The supreme irony of the government stomping on civil rights is that it breeds countless new enemies.
Improving America’s schools requires tackling poverty, a major underlying cause of weak education.
If there is one thing that the whole world can agree on, it’s that we already have too many warheads, but that doesn’t deter the companies that make them.
Reform would naturally come quicker if the public could easily see how absurd internal conditions often are.
One day the deficit will force us to bring all those troops home, like it or not.
We’re going to need more than a handful of wind farms continue and some solar clusters here and there.
Get ready for more foreclosures and more kids moving back in with Mom and Dad.
All presidents are too eager to “move forward” into exciting new wars, which someone else will later have to clean up.
Let’s hope the financial reform pending in Congress will actually put an end to such Wall Street fraud and abuse.
Newspapers, magazines, TV, and even radio are all battling the wolf at the door.
Without a union or government bulwark to protect them, even the highest-level employees can be treated like dirt.