Over the past two weeks, I have paid particular attention to four news stories; Plan B availability, the Audie Pott suicide, Gosnell abortion murder trial and the now-infamous "Lean Forward" ad.
I have generally avoided weighing in on the gay marriage debate. Like most Americans, I have acquaintances, colleagues and close friends who self-identify as homosexual.
American society's schizophrenic attitudes about business could be the subject of a book. (Perhaps multiple volumes.) For example, in the months leading up to the 2012 presidential election, we heard constantly about the need to create jobs and bring down unemployment. And yet, media coverage and Hollywood depictions of business only reinforce the popular fiction that business owners are little more than greedy exploitative bloodsuckers (whose enterprises apparently exist for the sole purpose of being gouged for taxes to be spent by profligate lawmakers with no sense of their own fiscal responsibility).