Race and Poverty

Race and Poverty

I have been a practicing physician and surgeon for the past 44 years. During that time I have watched the Medical Profession become politicized in ways that many people (patients) would be surprised about. Before proceeding with my concerns, I...
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Things To Live And Die For

Things To Live And Die For

I have recently completed reading three books that on the surface seem to have nothing to do with each other, but I believe there is a common theme found in these treasures that is worth commenting about. The first book...
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Always In My Prayers

Always In My Prayers

I try to swim 5 days a week and I have developed a group of friends who swim with me. One of them is named Paul. He told me the other day between sets that he was a “conservative Republican”...
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The Livingston Plan

The Livingston Plan

When I was a young boy living in Columbus Ohio in 1964, my father put his business on hold for 1 year and became Barry Goldwater’s campaign manager. Prior to the primary, he was in charge of the Midwestern States...
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Memorial Day Service Before Self

Memorial Day Service Before Self

On this Memorial Day weekend, it is important to reflect on the almost 1million Americans who have given their lives for their country. I was honored to have been on active duty for 12 years as a Navy Medical Officer...
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Here We Come

Here We Come

Mark Twain once opined that “it’s not the things that I don’t know that worry me, but rather the things that I know to be true that aren’t true that worry me”. We should be very careful about being certain...
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Corruption and Those Who Stand Against IT

Corruption and Those Who Stand Against IT

Corruption is ubiquitous and has been since the beginning of time. The source of our corruption is man’s inclination to “sin”. The gift of FREE WILL—”liberty” is a double-edged sword. Our founding Fathers understood this. Their ...
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Father De Smet: People Who Write Revisionist History are Cowards

Father De Smet: People Who Write Revisionist History are Cowards

I spend long winter nights studying for my summer camping trips. Lynn and I bought a new RV three years ago and we made our 1st trip a “Louis and Clark” trip stopping along many historical spots on the Missouri...
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A Bad Grade for Idaho

A Bad Grade for Idaho

We are getting down to the end of our legislative session in Idaho. I am a big fan of the Idaho Freedom Index. In the 35 years I have lived in Idaho my home has always been in one of...
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And the Beat Goes On

And the Beat Goes On

Several weeks ago, I wrote a series of 4 articles trying to explain why good people in the scientific community looked at the same data and came to very different conclusions. We discussed “risk tolerance transference”, “herd dynamics”,...
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Tell the Truth — Please

Tell the Truth — Please

Inevitably, when talking to a progressive the term “science” comes up. The word is used in such a way as to end a discussion. The implied argument is this: We all believe in science, and if science is on my...
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Race Relations in America are Better than Ever

Race Relations in America are Better than Ever

So says Jason Riley in today’s Wall Street Journal. Like many conservative Black men and women whose voices are just now being allowed to be heard, the true heart and soul of the Black Community—just like all other communities in...
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