Thursday, April 26, 2018

Perspective

Perspective: For black men, growing up rich may not help

Black boys raised in America, even in the wealthiest families and living in some of the most well-to-do neighborhoods, still earn less in adulthood than white boys with similar backgrounds, according to a sweeping new study that traced the lives of m...
Updated one month ago
Perspective: A case for a carbon tax on beef

Perspective: A case for a carbon tax on beef

Let me admit up front that I would rather be eating a cheeseburger right now. Or maybe trying out a promising new recipe for Korean braised short ribs. But our collective love affair with beef, dating back more than 10,000 years, has gone wrong, in s...
Published: 03/16/18
Updated: 04/13/18

Perspective: For two months, I got my news from print newspapers. Here’s what I learned.

I first got news of the school shooting in Parkland via an alert on my watch. Even though I had turned off news notifications months ago, the biggest news still somehow finds a way to slip through.But for much of the next 24 hours after that alert, I...
Updated one month ago
Perspective: The struggle to conceive with frozen eggs

Perspective: The struggle to conceive with frozen eggs

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif.Brigitte Adams caused a sensation four years ago when she appeared on the cover of Bloomberg Businessweek under the headline, "Freeze your eggs, Free your career." She was single and blond, a Vassar graduate who spoke fluent It...
Updated one month ago
Seven years after the Fukushima  nuclear disaster, Japanese town rebounds from zero

Seven years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japanese town rebounds from zero

NARAHA, Japan — One hour from the evacuation zone, at a rest stop in the mountains, it hits you. A blue sign on the wall, with birds that look like flying oranges and a message for travelers."Cheer up, Fukushima."Back on the Joban Expressway, rolling...
Updated: 2 months ago

Perspective: Searching for common sense on guns and kids

’m a gun owner, a university professor, an attorney and — most critically — a father of three. We can find a pragmatic, working common ground on gun policy and not let the terms of the debate be set either by the relatively small number of unbridled ...
Updated: 2 months ago
Perspective: The student activists of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High demonstrate the power of a full education

Perspective: The student activists of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High demonstrate the power of a full education

Not bothered by the games played by legislators and lobbyists, the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have used social media to change the conversation around guns and gun control in America. Now it’s time for them to change the c...
Updated: 2 months ago
Column: Why cloning your dog is a bad idea

Column: Why cloning your dog is a bad idea

Why, people want to know, did Barbra Streisand decide to clone Samantha, her Coton de Tulear? What would compel someone to spend $50,000 or more to create a genetic replica of a pet dog?In the recent buzz over pet cloning, the issue has largely been ...
Updated: 2 months ago

Perspective: 5 interesting facts

1,610Americans died in encounters with animals between 2008 and 2015; 478 were killed by hornets, wasps and bees, and only 272 by dogs.More than10,000small businesses — nearly 20 percent of Puerto Rico’s total — remain closed more than five months af...
Updated: 2 months ago
A Little Perspective: Interesting news and notes from around the world

A Little Perspective: Interesting news and notes from around the world

How many times have you taken a selfie, only to hate how you looked? You aren’t the only one. It’s common problem, and some people are resorting to expensive surgery in hopes of snapping a better picture, according to a recent survey by the American ...
Updated: 2 months ago