Month: August 2011

August 22, 2011 Michael Kaufman 10 comments

Jack Layton — political leader, co-founder of the White Ribbon Campaign, and a man with the greatest of hearts — died this morning. He was only 61. For my readers outside of Canada, his name is known to a few of you as the co-founder of the White Ribbon Campaign.  For those of us here…

August 14, 2011 Michael Kaufman 1 comment

The riots in London were not a political protest. But that doesn’t mean they didn’t have a meaning. They were, of course, a miserable business. They further destroyed downtrodden communities. They traumatized children. In addition to chain stores, looters trashed small businesses sweated over by families, often immigrants. To figure out what these riots were…