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Dr. Cole is The Best Man for The Job

In 1633, Pope Urban VIII ordered the house arrest of Galileo Galilei for continuing his postings of the theory first put forth by Copernicus that the earth was not the center of the solar system but rather the sun was the center and the earth revolved around the sun. This was the second time Galileo […]

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How to Make a Liberal

I have spent some time this week while on Whidbey Island in Washington State watching people. Everybody in Washington State is now wearing masks indoors and outdoors on our beach! I think of my grandparents who fought in WWII and my parents who both served in the Korean War. How do a people allow themselves […]

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Patriotism

Last week Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives refused to read the names of the brave Marines and Navy Corpsmen who died in Afghanistan on the first day of the American chaotic retreat. Several members of Congress who themselves were veterans asked that after the opening prayer and The Pledge […]

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“Every Battle Is Won Before IT Is Fought” Sun Tzu THE ART OF WAR

Preparation—Position and Planning—Execution—(adjust and repeat): Every great military leader from the Great Chinese Dynasties, the Romans, and Spartans, The Patriarchs of The Old Testament—in the story of David and Goliath— David followed these rules meticulously, up through modern times with MacArthur, Patton, Eisenhower, and Rommel, when these rules are followed there will also follow success […]

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It’s All Connected

Has anyone noticed the connection between “Wokeness” and corporate cronyism”? What about between “stakeholder capitalism” and “economic Fascism” like we saw in Mussolini’s Italy or Hitler’s Third Reich, or in any totalitarian Marxist State? Our own country was founded on Judeo Christian Enlightenment ideals of individual liberty and the belief that we are united as […]

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Patient Outcomes

There are many variables that contribute to patient outcomes and an accurate reckoning and weighting of those variables can be difficult and challenging. For the past 18 months we have been listening to “experts” tell us what we should do about wearing masks, social distancing, and vaccinations. A very critical and almost always overlooked factor […]

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Moral Certitude

“I can forgive you for killing my children, but I can never forgive you for making me kill yours” Golda Meir I have spent over 26 years in the military on active duty, in the reserves, and as an instructor of surgeons and physicians around the world. I was never at “the tip of the spear” […]

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Just a Dream

The rumor mill is running full steam ahead in anticipation of the many deals that will be made at the Governor’s Cup in Sun Valley. Allegedly overheard in my dream by a colleague of mine in the steam room at the Downtown “Y” was a conversation about how naive the “Trumpers” are in our State […]

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The Choice Is Ours

Twenty months into the Covid-19 “pandemic” we are still having heated debates within the medical community, on the streets of American towns and cities, and in legislative halls about Covid mitigation strategies. The disease like HIV-Aids has become politicized and the agenda and narrative are overshadowing evidence and logic. Conclusions regarding mitigation strategy, masks, vaccines, […]

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Wokeness and Corruption and Priorities

I was blessed to have practiced surgery and medicine for 41 years. Half of those years were in the military and the other half in Boise. Since retiring from actively practicing medicine several years ago—I still teach in the military, I have been given the great gift of space and time so that I can […]

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Truth and Facts Will Win The Day—Eventually

There is a common thread that runs through the thinking of liberals when it comes to issues as disparate as sexual harassment and Covid vaccinations. Neither deductive nor inductive constructs in logic underpin their arguments. The ideas of “due process” and the “scientific method” require a discipline in thinking and subsequent actions based on those principles […]

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People and Power/Sameness or Liberty

When I ask liberal progressives to point to one single policy or law that they have advocated for in the past 10 years that has made the United States stronger , better, and made life more fulfilling—they prefer the word “easier” but there is a big difference, for our citizens they immediately point to the […]