Diversity, Discrimination, and Discernment

Diversity, Discrimination, and Discernment

I grew up in Ohio in the 1960s. In Ohio and Western Pennsylvania, football was and remains today a religion. I was lucky enough in the late ’60s and early ’70s to play for two state championship high school football...
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Faceless Accusations

Faceless Accusations

When my father returned from Japan after serving for 5 years during and after the Korean War he carried with him a small book that several years earlier had been turned into a well-known Japanese play called “Rashomon” In the...
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Why Bernie Sanders it Alive and Medical Costs are so High

Why Bernie Sanders it Alive and Medical Costs are so High

I was sorry to hear that Senator Bernie Sanders had an ischemic event crescendo angina or a heart attack while campaigning in Las Vegas. I was also relieved to know that he was being treated at a state of the...
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It’s Just Politics as Usual

It’s Just Politics as Usual

So few people today in our country have an appreciation of our own national history. Watching the news out of Washington can only be depressing. Everything is viewed through the lens of politics. Even the basic sciences have become politicized....
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Where are our Legislators on Health Care Reform?

Where are our Legislators on Health Care Reform?

Over the past 9 years, we have argued in many places and forums the three points that lead this article. Our opponents have argued otherwise. We are now seeing these arguments being made in the national press more frequently and...
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Tectonic Plates

Tectonic Plates

Plate tectonics is the geologic theory that the earth’s crust—the lithosphere that is about 60 miles thick and sits on a thin mantle over the earth’s core, is constantly moving. I have a theory of political tectonics that describes how...
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Where Does The Money Go?

Where Does The Money Go?

In 1974, I was assigned as a Navy medical student for 3 months active duty at Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Portsmouth VA. This was at the end of the Viet Nam War and I had the privilege of being involved...
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Why I like Trump

Why I like Trump

We have a problem where I live every spring when the runoff from out winter snowpack in the mountains raises the flows in the Boise River. When that happens the animals that take refuge along the river find their ways...
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The White Coat

The White Coat

I have noticed over the past 12 years that a very small number of physicians have posed with politicians in their “white coats”. There are over 3000 physicians practicing in Idaho today and when a small group 5, pose in the capital...
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Entitlement and “The Gift of Work”

Entitlement and “The Gift of Work”

The “Varsity Blue” DOJ investigation into College Admission cheating and scamming by people and families of means is consistent with the narrative today that there are two separate classes of people. Those in the upper ruling classes who believe th...
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Medicaid: Gaming the System

Medicaid: Gaming the System

We hear from all quarters that health care is a complex issue and solutions are difficult to implement. One political faction argues for a “single payer” command control Health Care system. Conservatives like to point out that we haven’t had....
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“Fake News” – In Defense of Lt. Governor Janice McGeachin

“Fake News” – In Defense of Lt. Governor Janice McGeachin

Late last week Idaho Lt. Governor Janice McGeachin posed with and then removed on Facebook a brief meeting she had with two members of The Three Percenters. This group is described by Jeff Taggert in his most recent Idaho Politics...
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