What has Trump Done for The Military?

What has Trump Done for The Military?

I served for 20 years. I interact monthly with active-duty enlisted and officers. They have never been more proud of their Commander in Chief than they are of Mr. Trump. Our military was almost destroyed under the previous administration. 75%...
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Virtue and Civility in Politics

Virtue and Civility in Politics

Brent Hill the past President Pro Tempore of the Idaho Senate is a good man. The few times I have had the privilege of interacting with him he has treated me with dignity and respect. He announced yesterday that he...
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Medical Winners and Losers for Covid-19

Medical Winners and Losers for Covid-19

“We want to thank Dr. Livingston for taking the time to enlighten us” I have been asked to write a review of the impact of the Covid-19 national triage strategy on the financial status of large and small hospitals and...
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Fear vs. Faith: What Will Our Children Learn?

Fear vs. Faith: What Will Our Children Learn?

Cannon Charles Martin was the Headmaster of The St. Albans School for Boys at the National Cathedral in Washington DC from 1947-1977. I met Cannon Martin on several occasions when I as a Sr. medical student at Bethesda Naval Hospital...
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Decisions You Make Could Determine if You Contract Covid-19

Decisions You Make Could Determine if You Contract Covid-19

The Common Good and Individual Self Interest have oftentimes been portrayed by modern-day academics, politicians, and media experts as being on opposite ends of the political and economic spectrum. History dating back to the ancient Greek Philosophers and up t...
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Governor Little “No risk is the most risk”

Governor Little “No risk is the most risk”

I was told this by a patient who was also one of my closest physician friends. I announced my retirement date 6 months in advance and did not schedule any big surgery cases 3months out from my retirement date. Over...
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The Milgram Experiment: ‘The Perils of Obedience’ with COVID-19

The Milgram Experiment: ‘The Perils of Obedience’ with COVID-19

Ever since our Idaho’s Governor’s 2nd “stay in place” order I have talked to many conservatives who cannot begin to fathom not only the bases of the 2nd order, but the willingness of so many people to turn over basic...
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What IS Real? Media Madness

What IS Real? Media Madness

One of the joys of the COVID-19 slowdown for me has been that it has offered me an opportunity to do more reading and rereading of books that I read many years ago. One such book was “The Media is...
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What is the Real Cost of this Shut Down?

What is the Real Cost of this Shut Down?

My heart goes out to the thousands of Idahoans who own small businesses, or who are employed by small businessmen. These groups contribute 50% to Idaho’s $70 billion GDP; what an incredible hit they are taking. More than a few...
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Unseen Bias, The Definitive Article on Risk and Mitigation

Unseen Bias, The Definitive Article on Risk and Mitigation

I was surprised when our Governor decided to extend his Statewide “stay in place policy”, but I was even more surprised to read Betsy Russell’s “Eye on Boise” article about various state and local officials two that I know who...
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Governor Little’s Decision to keep Idaho Closed is Misguided

Governor Little’s Decision to keep Idaho Closed is Misguided

“Bad decisions yield bad results” I disagree today with the Governors extension. I agreed with him on round 1. Type 2 mitigation strategy—”stay in place” and selective quarantine is appropriate for lag and exponential phases of pandem...
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Bad Advice from Bureaucrats Hurts our State

Bad Advice from Bureaucrats Hurts our State

As we approach the “peak of the curve” in Idaho and as our Governor will be coming down with his decision about extending “stay in place” policies for the whole State of Idaho early next week I believe a few...
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