April 15, 2010 RSS feed / Editorials

Slow-motion Takeover

Health care reform isn’t what it seems

E. L. Doctorow’s 1989 gangster novel Billy Bathgate, set in 1930s New York, opens with a disturbing scene: gangster Bo Weinberg has been kidnapped by his mob rival Dutch Schultz. More...

Sifting Through the Sands of Time

Courier Archives

160 Years Ago 2 April 17, 1850 Mortality on Board Ship More...

One Cheer for Offshore Drilling Plan

The president extends an olive twig to the ‘drill, baby, drill’ crowd

President Obama last week offered the “Drill, Baby, Drill” crowd an olive twig when he announced that he would “consider potential areas for development [of oil and gas resources] in the mid-Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico.” More...

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Weekly Quotation

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says ‘Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again’” ~Lewis Carroll