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Why the Clintons Really Established Their Foundation

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 8:40am

In a recent column, I suggested that stockholders in companies that donate to the Clinton Foundation should protest that misuse of funds. Why am I so opposed...

The Class of 2015 Could Witness the Next Century

Monday, May 18, 2015 - 3:20pm

Class of 2015, it is an honor to address you today on this monumental occasion. I’m a bit surprised by the invitation, to be honest. I’m not in movies, I have no guitar, and I do not and never will hold public office.

Instead, I spend my life working with...

Even Fashion Sees the Power of Aging Boomers

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 10:00am

After more than 100 years in print, Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) on Apr. 27 officially goes all-digital. In its final print edition three days earlier, Turning The Page, the editors announce: “Today we say goodbye to an old friend, a morning habit for generations....

A Closed School in Scranton Opens a New Window on Aging

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 11:00am

Audubon Elementary School in Scranton, Pennsylvania, has long been scheduled for demolition. The school has sat empty for four years ever since mold was discovered in the old...

Why the U.S. Can’t Trust Iran

Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 12:15am

It appears we have a deal to have a deal with Iran. That’s the upshot of months – years - of negotiating, including some frantic last-minute sessions aimed at preventing Congress from punishing Iran’s intransigence by imposing further sanctions. President Obama,...

What Smart People Get Wrong About Alzheimer’s

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 2:22pm

Rare diseases – such as Alzheimer’s in anyone under age 60 – are heart-wrenching and tragic. But they don’t get vast public attention, unlike communicable diseases such as TB, malaria, Ebola or, more recently, cancer, heart disease...

Netanyahu Arguments Bolstered by Protests in Iran

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 12:38pm

Today’s news backs up the main points of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s recent address to Congress. In his controversial speech this week, the Israeli leader stressed two arguments, both of which were casually dismissed by cheerleaders for President Obama’s proposed nuclear...

Why the Alzheimer’s Fight Has Only Just Begun

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 12:00pm
The Oscar-winning film 'Still Alice' only tells half the story. Left unchecked, Alzheimer’s is poised to become the social and fiscal nightmare of the 21st century.

If Jeb Bush Panders to the CPAC Crowd, He’ll Lose Votes

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 2:15pm

Here’s what Republicans hope will not emerge from CPAC — more candidates. GOP hopefuls will pack this year’s annual conservative get-together like a Mario Buatta living room — overwhelming the senses. There will be voices from across the right-leaning spectrum,...

Why ‘Silver’ Actors Could Grab Some Oscar Gold

Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 11:00am

As you watch the Academy Awards this year, it’s worth keeping in mind that the annual AARP ‘Life at 50-Plus’ event isn’t until May. It would be easy to get confused. With Clint Eastwood (age 84), Michael Keaton (age 63), J.K. Simmons (60), Julianne Moore (54), Meryl...

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