The recent decision by Starbucks to allow everybody - panhandlers and the homeless to use their bathrooms helps us understand the some of the reasons why we as a nation are having trouble dealing with people who do not wish to contribute to society in a meaningful way. It's a great idea to help the homeless and others. It's just that it's not the best idea to give them de facto rights to use bathrooms for any purpose at a restaurant.
Billions of dollars have poured into the coffers of Nigeria from petroleum refining, but residents in petroleum rich areas of Nigeria and elsewhere have seen little of the money.
Dwayne Johnson excels at making action-packed movies, but like many in Hollywood, is lacking when it comes to thinking through controversial issues in the news.
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