Critical thinking vs Thinking critically

Is there a difference, or more to the point, what is the difference?  As you read through all my articles I hope and I believe you'll notice a common theme running through all the articles.  I try to instill in anyone who generously takes very precious time out of their day to think about the … Continue reading Critical thinking vs Thinking critically

What does it mean to be an American?

Given the dialogue in the media of late, it would appear America is nothing more than a group of disorganized immigrants with nothing in common other than coming from another country where everyone is poor and the only opportunity for them to improve is to come to the US of America, (remember America includes Mexico … Continue reading What does it mean to be an American?

What happens to Colleges when market economics hit home

Recently I read an interesting article by a college advisor on his perspective of current trends in the universities and colleges.  “It's Time to Worry When Colleges Erase Humanities Departments” by Willard Dix.   I found this a very thoughtful and reasoned article.  With all the emoting going on in the news and social media it … Continue reading What happens to Colleges when market economics hit home

What would life be like without extra magnification of manufactured drama?

09/02/2017 It's been a short time since the last commentary article, a lot has been happening during this time but there has been much less inane stupidity coming out to the press during this time.  So, what's been happening to reduce some of this?  Hurricane Harvey came to visit, a seemingly small event which took … Continue reading What would life be like without extra magnification of manufactured drama?

This Idea called “The United States of America”: Grow it or Lose it

08/17/2017 Is today’s society mature enough to understand it? Roughly 240 years ago a group of people came together with a radically new idea for government.  An idea that heretofore had only been thought about in the most simplistic of terms and had lasted about as long and tried on the very smallest number of … Continue reading This Idea called “The United States of America”: Grow it or Lose it

The Arrogance of the Righteous Media; they’re never wrong

  08/14/2017 The press has decided that it is the voice and conscience of the people.  They are there to explain what our leaders say because as Judy Miller intimated this morning we are too stupid to really know what was said, whether directly or "between the lines".  Judy had the gall to say it … Continue reading The Arrogance of the Righteous Media; they’re never wrong

Affordable Health Care discussion: is it the definition of insanity?

08/09/2017 Einstein has been quoted as saying "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result".  For the last 7 years we've been laboring under the notion that the only way to get medical expenses down is to involve the government in a way that caps various … Continue reading Affordable Health Care discussion: is it the definition of insanity?

Incentives: what’s the incentive? – define the argument!

08/01/2017 Incentives: what’s the incentive? – define the argument!    Ever wondered why someone takes a particular stance on a subject, or why a group of individuals argue for something when the data suggests something totally contrary?  I'll bet a lot of people haven't because the other side is just plain wrong.  For the vast … Continue reading Incentives: what’s the incentive? – define the argument!

Democrats finally admit their intention to initiate a single payor health care

07/25/2017 Democrats finally admit their intention to initiate a single payor health care Now we know exactly why the Democrats were not included in the health care discussions with the GOP. They want to double down on the Obama policies and extend the Obamacare to the only logical extension there could be - a single … Continue reading Democrats finally admit their intention to initiate a single payor health care

Holding the Media and the Politicians to a Higher Standard

07/19/2017 Holding the Media and the Politicians to a Higher Standard  There something terribly wrong when we allow the press to draw conclusions about what is happening and what conversations are being conducted. I'm talking about the "2nd" Trump/Putin meeting at the G20 Summit. The MSM is all "a-twitter" someone said, someone saw Trump and … Continue reading Holding the Media and the Politicians to a Higher Standard