A Pincer Maneuver

A Pincer Maneuver

A “PINCER MANEUVER” in battle occurs when two forces meet each other and one deploys the strength of force toward both flanks of the enemy, hoping to envelop and surround the enemy cutting off supply and logistical support. It can...
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Tolstoy—Dickens—Lincoln—Goldwater—Trump

Tolstoy—Dickens—Lincoln—Goldwater—Trump

“All happy families are alike. Each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way” “It was the best of times and it was the worst of times… It was the season of light, it was the season of darkness”. The...
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Time to call out the Bigots

Time to call out the Bigots

I would like to file a complaint with the Idaho Human Rights Commission against the administration of Boise State University and The State Board of Education. My complaint would be that the single most important diversity program at that institution...
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Fast Freddie and Fake News

Fast Freddie and Fake News

FAST FREDDIE FARREL was a fraternity brother of mine. He was a genius. A double major in physics and chemistry he went on to teach at MIT. Freddie only had to read or hear something once and it was committed...
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The Pandemic and Priorities

The Pandemic and Priorities

No matter what the project—a business venture, a scientific experiment, government funding of grants or infrastructure, or one’s own family, it is always wise to take a deep breath and look at what our original goals were, and to see...
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Fake News is the ‘Second Team’

Fake News is the ‘Second Team’

Thanks to our great President Donald Trump the “fake news” has been exposed for being the scandalmongers and pamphleteers that they really are. Since the beginning of our country the press has looked upon the freedom they enjoy under the...
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Public Safety and Individual Responsivity

Public Safety and Individual Responsivity

In 1998, Peter Bernstein wrote a book entitled THE REMARKABLE HISTORY OF RISK. It was part mathematics, part history and part psychology. The basic takeaway for me was twofold: 1. That risk is individual and based on experience and information...
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Keep Your Eye on the Ball

Keep Your Eye on the Ball

“Keep your eye on the ball” were words my father would say to me many times during his life. When a fork in the road was presented to me academically, professionally, or with a decision about my family, he always...
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Big Decisions and Little Decisions

Big Decisions and Little Decisions

Go to any sporting event and you hear fans shouting at the referees or umpires about “bad calls”. People who played sports know that it isn’t the calls that are made that most influence the outcome of a game, but...
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COVID-19 Moving Forward

COVID-19 Moving Forward

Four weeks ago, 40,000 PHD’s and Medical doctors signed THE GREAT BARRINGTON PROJECT PETITION. Led by virologist Jay Bhattacharya from Stanford. Dr. Sunetra Gupta from Oxford University and Dr. Martin Kulldorf from Harvard little credence was given in th...
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Idaho Fights

Idaho Fights

It is time for our Idaho Congressional Delegation to stand up for our President and demand a legal vote count in the Presidential and other down-ballot elections across the United States. By not doing so Idaho’s Electoral votes will be...
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Sleepy Joe and Aaron Burr

Sleepy Joe and Aaron Burr

I am flattered that I have received so many e-mails regarding my article last week about HOMICIDE OR SUICIDE pointing out that the margin of victory for Joe Biden in 4 key States was less than the votes received by...
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