Monthly Archives: March 2017

Merely giving orders is not leading

Conservatives were angry at Obama for issuing Executive Orders, never admitting that he did so less than most (all?) modern presidents. Now we hear not a peep from them over the fact that Trump has no clue how to lead … Continue reading

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Trump’s Nepotism

Two things bother me about Trump’s appointment of both his daughter and his son-in-law to significant positions on his White House staff. The first is that it is very clearly the very kind of nepotism that our laws are designed … Continue reading

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Blame and Responsibility

In general, I find blame to be a pretty useless category. Assigning blame seldom moves a discussion or a relationship ahead. It simply closes doors. When we think of responsibility, however, we can easily ask, Who is responsible for the … Continue reading

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Trump is Ethically Inept

The USA, which ranks 63rd in a list of 120 countries on a scale of degree of nepotism, has strong laws against the practice of leaders appointing their own family members to positions of influence and power. It is clear … Continue reading

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Republican Misunderstanding of Insurance

Listening to the arguments by conservatives about health insurance has convinced me that they simply don’t comprehend the nature of insurance. Let me repeat the definition I gave yesterday: Insurance companies run a legitimate business overcharging healthy people in order … Continue reading

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Government-run Healthcare

Tom DeLay, long time member of the House who was run out of the House in 2005 for being a crook, has weighed in the the health care debate. Like all conservatives, he is blindly opposed to the government. In … Continue reading

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Opposing Obamacare

Opponents of Obamacare look more and more foolish every day. They stumble and bumble their way through arguments that are totally nonsensical. One fellow engaged in a lengthy exchange of notes on Facebook the other day, arguing that families should … Continue reading

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