Friday, May 27, 2016

Vince Foster's death, and Donald Trump

See, below, an important essay, by Sheila Foster Anthony, sister of the late Vince Foster, published on Thursday in The Washington Post. The essay is titled, "Vince Foster was my brother. Donald Trump should be ashamed."

After making disgraceful and inflammatory remarks about the 1993 death of Mr. Foster, earlier in the week, Donald Trump was asked on Thursday about the issue, after the appearance of Ms. Anthony's essay.

He said, of the issue--disingenuously--that "I don't think it's something that should really be part of the campaign."

He also said: "I really know nothing about the Vince Foster situation, haven’t known anything about it, and somebody asked me the question the other day and I said that a lot of people are very skeptical as to what happened and how he died. I know nothing about it."

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Essay about animal welfare by Nicholas Kristof; new book by Wayne Pacelle, of The HSUS

Here's a link to a good recent essay by Nicholas Kristof, op-ed columnist for The New York Times. The piece concerns animal welfare, and cites, in part, Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States.

In April, Mr. Pacelle brought out a new book (one I hope to read soon):  The Humane Economy: How Innovators and Enlightened Consumers Are Transforming the Lives of Animals (William Morrow).  

Here's the link for the book:

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Holocaust Remembrance Day, 2016

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day. Here is a link, from the website of Yad Vashem, Israel's memorial to the Holocaust. In Israel, Remembrance Day observances began yesterday evening.

Here, too, is a link about Yad Vashem, and its commitment to "four pillars of remembrance"--commemoration, documentation, research, and education.