Where politics is personal not partisan

No More Mr. Nice Guy

May 23, 2017 0

People across the political spectrum are losing their patience with politeness in trying to direct outcomes they desire, without considering the consequences.  I’ve been thinking about rudeness, civility, and political causes. There are some thoughts making their way (back) to the […]

Iran: Rouhani’s 2nd Term Intensifies Mullahs’ Crisis

May 23, 2017 0

Iran has held presidential elections, but the elections were not free nor fair.  The election exposes how tenuous the mullahs’ grasp on power seems to be. The results of Iran’s presidential elections, declared on Friday, in no way represent the […]

Occupational Licensing on the Road to Major Reform?

May 22, 2017 0

Occupational licensing requirements create barriers to entry that keep many Americans from starting businesses or earning a living. But some states are starting to rethink licensing. Juan Montesdeoca did the unthinkable in the eyes of the Arizona State Board of […]

Bernie Sanders and the Challenges of British Healthcare

May 19, 2017 0

Some “European” health care systems are idealized by some in the US. Bernie Sanders often promotes other countries health care. Are the systems so ‘perfect’? The reform of health care is a sharply divided issue, and many Democrat and Republican […]

The American Health Care Act and Medical Bills

May 18, 2017 0

Many in American society are angry with the healthcare system. Medical bills could get even more expensive, and some fear being turned down for insurance. Hi. My name is Kristin, and I have a pre-existing condition. Or, two… Or, three… […]

Joss Whedon and the Case for Cultural Depoliticking

May 17, 2017 0

Sometimes it is brutally obvious that it is a terrible thing to mix culture and politics. Joss Whedon is a poster-child for cultural depoliticking. Politics ruins everything, including as we just found, Mothers’ Day. The irony of ironies was probably […]

The Donald Versus the FBI

May 15, 2017 0

Personality politicking has been raging in this administration, and the latest casualty of Donald Trump’s ego is the FBI. The firing of FBI Director James Comey by President Trump, was certainly legal, called for by many on both sides of […]

The Modern Handicapper General

May 11, 2017 0

Sometimes calls by some political figures and activists for “true equality”  end up causing more societal restrictions. “PC culture” is a divisive movement. In his dystopian short story, “Harrison Bergeron”, Kurt Vonnegut painted a portrait of a world where true equality […]

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