Year: December 18, 2005

Dec 18,2005

Eight buns, eight wieners, eight channels

If it's absurd to require newspapers to sell their news, sports, and business sections separately so that consumers can get just what they want, how is forcing cable TV to...

Dec 11,2005

The Brainwash holiday gift guide 2005

While the sheer number of material objects available for purchase skyrockets, it seems that people are finding it more difficult to choose among them. How else to explain the increasing...

Dec 11,2005

Separation anxiety

Michelle McCusker, a 26-year-old preschool teacher from Long Island, recently found herself in an uncomfortable, if not exactly unprecedented, position. She was pregnant and single, with a shotgun wedding not...

Dec 04,2005

Trading places on Roe

Judge Samuel Alito’s smooth road to the Supreme Court hit a bump last week as a 1985 memo penned by him while at the Department of Justice surfaced. In that...

Dec 04,2005

Who’s afraid of big business?

A close examination of the political scene in Washington suggests that conservatives have far more reason to be upset with big business influence over government, while liberals ought to be...