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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The Joe Biden Award

The Joe Biden Award

I am frustrated. I have tremendous respect for people who put their names on the line and run for public office so I hesitate ever being critical of them on paper. Almost to a man and women-almost, these are good...
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Social Justice

Social Justice

Social Justice is a term that has its’ origins deeply embedded in Western Judeo-Christian philosophy and theology. Plato, Aristotle, Jesus of Nazareth, St. Paul, the early Church Fathers Augustine and Aquinas taught in detail concepts of social justice b...
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Virtue Signaling

Virtue Signaling

I have many times told the story of being raised by my Quaker grandmother for the first 5 years of my life in Philadelphia at Swarthmore Meeting. I owe so much to that great lady. I am today a Catholic...
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Men – Women – Family – Worker

Men – Women – Family – Worker

Men are being marginalized in our country today. Not just white men, but Black men and Latino men, and Oriental men. All men. Things that men do hunting, fishing, playing sports—especially contact sports, are being attacked by the media and...
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Why You’re Better off Not Working

Why You’re Better off Not Working

Two common cries often heard in liberal progressive quarters are that capitalism produces inequalities and inequities and the corollary argument that income inequality has been growing over the past 30 years because of capitalistic policies. Many years ago Uni...
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Camper or Corvette?

Camper or Corvette?

My first love was a wonderful girl named Syd. We started dating in the 11th grade and were together off and on until our Jr. Year of college—she was in Nursing School. She finally dumped me for a staff physician...
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Things Worth Dying For

Things Worth Dying For

Today is Good Friday. Not a happy day in the church calendar, except we know that Easter is just around the corner. It is a day for reflection, introspection and prayer. So I was thinking about the complete obfuscation of...
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IN GOD WE TRUST

IN GOD WE TRUST

This will be my third and hopefully final article that explores the variation of opinion in the scientific community regarding the risk and mitigation strategy that has surrounded the politicized Covid-19 pandemic. In my 1st article I discussed “group th...
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