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John Livingston

WINNING “Divided WE Fall (Fail) — United We STAND”

Six weeks ago, I proposed a remedy to the problem that conservatives have in this year’s Republican Governor’s primary. Just like 3 years ago our incumbent Governor will win the primary with less than 40% of the vote. I suggested a series of debates between the three conservative candidates and any other Republican Primary candidate […]

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John Livingston

Public Education is Racist

Public education is racist. Teachers’ unions exert their influence in all fifty state legislatures. Private schools that cost half as much to run on a per student basis, continually score better on fourth grade and eleventh grade reading and math tests. Scores in reading and writing are improving in private schools. The scores in public […]

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John Livingston

Cronyism Cartelism, and Corruption

Conservatives running in Statewide and local races in Idaho are doing a very poor job of connecting with moderates—not all moderates are RINOs, when it comes to defining the penultimate issues that are important to everyday working men and women and their families they need to connect. The people who pay taxes, go to work […]

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John Livingston

Honor vs Retribution

Three things make earth unquiet. And four she cannot brook. The godly Agar counted them And put them in a book – Proverbs 30: (Author insert) I watched with sadness and disappointment the Idaho House of Representatives Hearing on the Ethics Committee recommendation for censoring Rep. Priscilla Giddings. The officious sanctimonious stench emanating from the […]

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John Livingston

Cue Mismatch

I was the Medical Officer on the USS Virginia from 1976-78. 500 young health crew members and 36 healthy officers most recently graduated from the Naval Academy or Ivy League schools and one year Nuclear Reactor Training some at INEL in Idaho. My reactor training as the radiation health officer was for several months in […]

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John Livingston

Medical Ethics Who Do You Trust

I subscribe to a Medical continuing medical education (CME) and coalescing web site called MEDSCAPE. I was interested in an article that appeared on its Web site last night entitled “SHOULD DOCTORS WHO CONTINUOUSLY SPREAD MISINFORMATION LOSE THEIR LICENSES?” It was written by Art Caplin PHD. from the Division of Medical Ethics New York University […]

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John Livingston

What is an Institutionalist?

I watched this morning the 60MINUTES interview with Robert Gates the former head of the CIA, NSA, and Secretary of Defense. I have always been a fan of Mr. Gates. Very much a pragmatist. A big proponent for a strong national defense and a critic of President Biden’s Foreign and Defense Policy. “In forty years, […]

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John Livingston

Who are the Racists?

Since its’ founding in 1829, the modern-day Democratic Party, not the party of Jefferson, has been the party of racial subjugation and racism and has a long and irrefutable history of discrimination. Let’s look at the history of race baiting and the modern-day Democratic Party: Defended Slavery Started the Civil War Opposed Reconstruction Started the […]

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John Livingston

No Way!

No Way. Never in Idaho. Never in the USA. I must have repeated those phrases 50 times over the past week as I have talked to physicians, PA’s., nurses and technicians from across the country and across our State. The occasion of their reaching out to me was my announcement that I was turning in […]

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John Livingston

Are WE Cowards?

What kind of a society places the welfare of adults over the growth and development of its children? During my senior year of medical school, I was stationed at Bethesda Naval Hospital and I lived for 6months with a former college football teammate of mine who coached and taught at the St. Albans School for […]

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John Livingston

Who Do They Serve?

My last duty station on active duty in the Navy was in Keflavik Iceland at the NATO Base Hospital. I held two jobs during those two years. I was a staff General Surgeon and head of the Department of Surgery, and I was The Director of Clinical Affairs. There was an inherent conflict of interest in […]

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John Livingston

Character of a People

My wife and I have spent the last 10 days on Chesapeake Bay. We are staying in a cottage on Mobjack Bay. Before I married my wife, I spent 20 years in Tidewater Virginia during my surgical training and then my service in the Navy. I truly love Virginia. When we got away from the […]