Category: Opinion

U.S. v. Jones: Where Privacy, Technology and the Constitution Collide

Technology, having outstripped our ability as humans to control it, has become our Frankenstein’s monster. Delighted with technology’s conveniences, its ability to make our lives easier by performing an endless array of tasks faster and more efficiently, we have given it free rein in our lives, with little thought to the legal or moral ramifications of allowing surveillance technology, especially, to uncover nearly every intimate detail of our lives.

Voice of the People: Let Unity Heal America

Political commentator James J. Devine calls for unity as we pursue solutions to America’s problems: “At its heart, the frustration among voters in this deeply divided nation is essentially rooted in one thing: There has been a class war waged against the working middle class for nearly thirty years and its effect is finally being felt.”

Trudi’s Corner: Talking About Identity Theft

How many have had a problem with identity theft? Someone just told me it happened to him, and it’s totally tragic. This happened through a computer with charges made against his account that almost wiped him out. One was from Florida and one from China, would you believe? I have mentioned this previously – I will never go this way when it comes to my money.

Climate Change Lessons From Africa

Some years ago I was traveling through Kenya during a ferocious drought. Crossing a desolate landscape, our truck lurched to a sudden halt. We passengers, all westerners, were mystified until our African driver pointed through the shimmering heat to a small figure trudging toward us. A shepherd had flagged us down.

Wearing Pink Isn’t Enough

As someone living with breast cancer, I’m grateful that so many people are trying to raise awareness about the disease, but simply wearing a pink ribbon—or toting a pink bag or using pink dental floss—isn’t going to save many lives.