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Author David Batstone

Former Enron executive Andrew Fastow’s testimony this past week offered a fascinating window into the pressure cooker at the top of a major public company. Sure, greed was a major factor that drove senior executives at Enron. But the weight on the back of the senior managers at Enron to deliver short-term results should not […] Read More

When it comes to teen sex, all parents hope and pray that their children make wise choices. Children as young as 12 or 13 weigh decisions with consequences that could impact the rest of their lives in a dramatic way. At this point in the conversation our teenage children roll their eyes, but parents know […] Read More

I was very surprised that President George Bush brushed over the health care crisis in his State of the Union address last week. “Crisis” is not an exaggeration. Nearly one-quarter of Americans walk around in a precarious state absent health care insurance, yet this country expends nearly 15 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) […] Read More