Department of Defense or Department of Money Sucking?

Saul Landau and Nelson P. Valdés History quiz: Name the greatest robbery committed in the last 100 years. A: Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme B: Nazi theft of art treasures from conquered nations C. Diamonds stolen from Africa by Belgians D. The Pentagon budget. This is not a tricky multiple choice question where all the answers […]

And how did you start your weekend?

The dogs got me up at 5 a.m. this morning. They obviously don’t read the newspapers, or they would’ve stayed in bed. Here’s the news that greeted many of us as we started the weekend. Around a thousand flu deaths this year, and it’s not even November (and no discussion that factors such as poverty […]