Bleak America

Bleak America

 What I want to see is not a rush to judgment, but a rush to justice.   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Don’t understand the protests? What you’re seeing is people pushed to the edge… fifth risk: the risk a society runs when it falls into the habit of responding to...
Here We Go Again

Here We Go Again

 One of the first blogs I wrote concerned a philosophical conundrum that is also a political conundrum: The Trolley Problem and the Winter of our Discontent.  The problem addressed is simple in theory but oh so difficult in practice.  How should we deal with a policy...
Have We Outgrown Democracy?

Have We Outgrown Democracy?

 NOTE: To get the most out of this blog please click on the BLUE links for references and further information Previous Blogs with a similar theme:When To CompromiseCivility I’m not the first to notice that the political divide has been growing in America.  Surveys by...
The Upside of the Coronavirus

The Upside of the Coronavirus

 Hundreds of thousands, maybe millions will likely get the coronavirus and tens of thousands, maybe many more, will die from it.  How could there be any upside to this crisis?  There may not be.  Yet, the incurable optimism built into the human psyche shows that we...