You Are What You Grow

I read an interesting article in the Times this morning about the link between the farm bill and obesity. An obesity researcher, Adam Drewnowski, from the University of Washington set out to learn why the most reliable predictor of obesity in America today is a person’s wealth. Drewnowski gave himself a hypothetical dollar to spend, […]

No Child Gets Ahead

The No Child Left Behind Act is, like most of President Bush’s programs, a complete failure. Money and attention that have previously benefited our brightest children are, under NCLB, being diverted to remedial programs that help students who struggle to grasp basic curricular requirements. Focusing every resource on failing students increases the likelihood that students […]

The Playboy Philosophy

Photograph Brent Danley Kirsten and I compiled the eighteen chapters of The Playboy Philosophy from Playboy.com into Portable Document Format (PDF) for your convenience. I hope Hef doesn’t mind. Download it here. Hugh Hefner began writing The Playboy Philosophy in 1962 at the beginning of the sexual revolution. Each chapter of The Playboy Philosophy was […]