Need a climate education

Making tough decisions — good, bad, or ugly

In life we face choices all the time. We hope they will be good ones, which movie to see, which restaurant, whom to date, or marry. Most of them are minor and a mistake won’t matter much. The movie was dull, food bland, date did not work out. No harm, better luck next time. On the other hand, a poor choice for marriage can have long-term consequences so we seldom do that impulsively.

Vote for animals is a vote for humanity

WASHINGTON — For people who support the humane treatment of animals, including those that end up on America’s dinner plates, passage this week of the farm bill would be a gift befitting the season — and a grand bipartisan gesture to close out the year.