Posts Tagged ‘ Newsweek ’

Looking at ‘My Sister’s Keeper’ and dead serious issues

Nov 10th, 2009 | By | Category: Book Reviews, Commentary, Opinions, Reviews

by Mike Courson Every so often, I find a book that absolutely moves me. Unfortunately, Jodi Picoult’s “My Sister’s Keeper” failed to do that. Still, I read the 430 or so pages in four days, so surely that means something. Of course, this book was made into a major motion picture. Another book of this […]



Many rack up debt for degrees they will never use or need

Oct 29th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, Opinions

by Mike Courson Often, reactions tell me more than the event that inspired the reaction. The event in question this time is Newsweek’s cover story about the three-year degree. Lamar Alexander wrote the story for last week’s edition, and readers have responded. Alexander relates college to automobile manufacturers: not adapting to the present could mean […]



Changes needed in meat processing industry

Oct 14th, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, Opinions

by Mike Courson As a watcher of news, and one who frequently regurgitates such, it is convenient when I sometimes stumble across a few items that tie some thoughts together. Monday’s “Larry King Live,” and an article by Daniel Lyons in last week’s Newsweek did just that. King’s show featured a discussion about the safety […]