COVERING THE COVERAGE

Making Peeping Toms of Us All

Painful and terrible things happen every day in our communities and nation. And when we check out the news, we’ve all become accustomed to exploring their circumstances in often lurid detail.   Compared to the appropriate sorrow we might feel when another instance of...

EDITORIALS

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Donald Trump, and Me

Tributes to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg have flooded in from all over the world following her passing.  I echo many of the sentiments already expressed: America has truly lost its icon of feminist jurisprudence.  Our society, the laws we live by, and our...

AstraZeneca and Pfizer Will Save Us

In 2003, I launched a 5-year study of health narratives that would ultimately be subtitled, "Prozac Saved My Life" vs. "Prozac Ruined My Life."  I did this after hearing remarkably divergent claims of lives "saved" by antidepressants, alongside equally dramatic...

The Real Social Dilemma

The Social Dilemma is a newly available documentary on Netflix about the peril of social networks.  The documentary does a decent job of introducing some of the ways social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.) are negatively impacting society. If this is your...