Gun Violence

I missed the March for Our Lives in DC, primarily because I was on a plane to Mexico, but I did read about it, saw the best of the signs, and “kvelled” with pride at the students, as if they were my own family. What those young people have achieved in a short time is...

Sexual Assault: It’s Not Just a “Women’s Issue”

Sexual assault and harassment allegations by courageous women accusing Harvey Weinstein and Bill O’Reilly, followed by the #MeToo campaign, have made America aware of the prevalence of sexual violence in our society. The #Metoo campaign, in particular, prompted an...

Literary Lights: Join Our Book Club!

Looking to share your love of books and reading with other like-minded women? Join our wonderful monthly Book Club! You’ve probably noticed the upcoming books being read by the Book Club, headed by Sharon Feigin. The list appears on the back page of each copy of the...

Racism in America

The amorphous hope that the election of Barack Obama had moved us into a post-racial society has totally dissipated by the events in Charlottesville this past August. There are many reasons for the rise of white supremacy in its various forms, but the truth is that...

Risk Pools Are the Root of It All

The earliest known insurance policies were written some 5,000 years ago, to protect shippers against the loss of their cargo and crews at sea. The owners pooled their resources to spread the risk of loss amongst them all. This is risk pooling and is essential to the...

The Electoral College

The existence and duties of the presidential electors and the electoral college are so little known today that most American voters believe that they are voting directly for a president and vice president on election day. The electors may be well-known people, such as...