Tagged: UN

An Unappreciated  Boon

An Unappreciated Boon

The modern toilet has to be one of the most unappreciated wonders of the world. You probably take it for granted as you linger over the comics pages of your newspaper, knowing all you...

What’s the UN Doing?

What’s the UN Doing?

I just learned there’s a “UN mission in Iraq.” Really? What do they do? Why haven’t they stopped ISIS in its tracks, protected the Kurds and rescued the Yazidis? It seems the UN is...

Give the Kids Asylum!

Give the Kids Asylum!

In the blizzard of words set off by thousands of unaccompanied children crossing the US border from Mexico, the sanest analysis comes from the United Nations. The kids are refugees, most of them anyway,...

The Awesome Power of Decisiveness

The Awesome Power of Decisiveness

It’s a complicated world, and it becomes more complicated every day. Now, more than ever, political decisions are based on incomplete analysis. But however difficult the decision, once a conclusion is reached, action must...

As Ugliness Rages, Inspiring Deeds Are Overlooked

As Ugliness Rages, Inspiring Deeds Are Overlooked

There’s something in human nature that revels in ugliness. During my newspaper editing days, I once experimented with highlighting news I found inspirational instead of the usual blood-stained menu of sex, violence and “controversy.”...

It’s Time for the UN to Show Some Guts

It’s Time for the UN to Show Some Guts

Today, as I watched a television news program showing Russian tanks crawling like vermin over the neighboring state of Georgia, I had a flashback to November 1956 when the same thing happened in Hungary...