American Flatline

My degree is in management and business types are known to be bottom line people. That is, in the final analysis the thing that matters most is the net profit or loss (the bottom line of the P&L statement). In health care there is a “bottom line” of sorts; it is the line(s) on the vital signs monitor that measures activity. When it goes flat you are dead. I contend that Trumpcare, in all its versions, will produce a flatline for many Americans. Let’s explore.    Continue reading American Flatline

Tribe Over Country Or Duty

For some time political politicization has been one of the biggest problems in America. Recent revelations of various reactions to the disclosure of Russian interference in our 2016 election illustrate this anew. Let’s explore. Continue reading Tribe Over Country Or Duty

Make The Call If…

I’m not a big proponent of calls, letters, e-mails etc. to members of Congress. I don’t think they sway many votes that often. Many of my political friends disagree with me on this point. Other than to concede that they have many valid points, I’m not going to debate that today. There are situations where I feel that calling your Senator can make a difference and today I want to implore some of my readers to do just that. Let’s explore. Continue reading Make The Call If…

I’m Supposed To Be Surprised?

Instead of focusing on a single story like I do on most Sundays I’d like to briefly explore several. There is nothing new or astounding here; just the same pattern of shameful behavior we are growing accustomed to seeing out of Donald Trump’s White House. Let’s explore. Continue reading I’m Supposed To Be Surprised?

We Discovered What We Already Knew

I refrained from writing about the special elections. Now that they are over I’d like to make a few comments. Let me preface my remarks by saying that experience has taught me that special elections are generally much more hype than impact. Let’s explore. Continue reading We Discovered What We Already Knew