Debunking Healthcare Myths

Debunking Healthcare Myths

We have had a rather expensive seven year conversation about healthcare and its financing.  From the get-go, it was clear that many people had misconceptions about this topic.  Unfortunately, most of these misconceptions are still with us.  This might make for an...
How the Tin Ear Overreach Hurts Us All

How the Tin Ear Overreach Hurts Us All

It is a grade school commonplace that there is a pendulum swing back and forth between the political Right and Left.  Personally, I think a little back-and-forth is both good and inevitable, but it would be better if the swings were less violent.  What can provoke...
It’s Fun to Argue, But Gee Whiz!

It’s Fun to Argue, But Gee Whiz!

One of the great things about being a citizen of the United States is freedom of speech, which partly means the freedom to argue about government policy.  Many of us have to one extent or another become like lawyers, arguing one side of the case or the other, heedless...
Political Words That I Love to Hate

Political Words That I Love to Hate

There are a few words that some people use in our political discourse that I have come to hate.  I’m not exactly sure why, it is more of a visceral, emotional thing than logic.  Let me try to explain each case in turn. Proactive.  People often say, “you have to be...