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Today’s super wealthy succeeded in another Gilded Age, negating many laws that protect middle class.
We must be on guard, though, to search for understanding using history with an open mind.
Would you give up your smart phone in exchange for world peace? That’s the question I asked my high school Civics and Government students recently.… Continue reading
What are logical fallacies? Ross Weisman’s article, “Is Your Reasoning Sound? A Look at Logical Fallacies,” published at Smerconish.com, gives us this definition: “Flaws in… Continue reading
Two strategies with two potential outcomes: the course our nation was decided Tuesday.
The book gave me a deeper understanding of President Trump and his unique style of leadership.
“A partisan reputation… is going to cause very serious harm to the status and integrity of the decisions of this court in the eyes of the country.”
Politicians can only hope they have made the right choices and that their constituents vote them in/back into office.
Even non-partisan city council races feel the heat.
The partisan political divide is growing as the November midterm elections approach. Emotions are on edge. Democrats are hoping for a big blue wave of… Continue reading
Due to the enormous volume of data at our fingertips, we are now living in the age of “post-truth.”
Take a rubber band and place it around your fingers and thumb. When you move your thumb, all the rest of the fingers feel the… Continue reading
Nothing else makes much sense.
But the current atmosphere of fear and uncertainty may be part of the mix driving the economy.
Have you ever played the board game called “Risk”? Last week I taught my three oldest grandkids (ages 11, 9 and 9) how to play… Continue reading
Knowing and understanding tribalism can offer a solution to the divisions at home and abroad.
Our leaders, our nation should learn this: sometimes the sweetest revenge is gained by simply being nice.
‘The U.S. became involved in the Vietnam War precisely because it feared the implications for its containment policy against the Soviet Union if it allowed… Continue reading
Some major landmark Supreme Court Cases will be decided by June.
“Many of the religious right believe deeply that U.S. support of Israel is what God wants the U.S. to do.”