Open Letter to Governor Brad Little

Open Letter to Governor Brad Little

Dear Governor Little: Our state has made it through winter. The grass is green, calves dot the landscape, the peas have sprouted in the garden, and birds are happily nesting. Instead of focusing on illness, death, and testing 2,000 people...
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An Open Letter to our Government Officials

An Open Letter to our Government Officials

Greetings Governor Little and Lt. Governor McGeachin: CC: The Idaho State Legislature; Senators Crapo and Risch; Representatives Simpson and Fulcher: “The state of Idaho is working to expand its contact tracing capacity, Health and Welfare Director Dave ...
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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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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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Op-Ed: Security is an illusion and certainty is a mirage

Op-Ed: Security is an illusion and certainty is a mirage

It has been inaction rather than the actions taken by this governor that are endangering the rule of law and the fabric that binds us as a civilized society. Nothing this governor has done has provided any security let alone any...
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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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Sheep Rancher Fleeces Idaho’s Economy

Sheep Rancher Fleeces Idaho’s Economy

“Where was the Legislative Approval for this Shutdown?” It’s difficult to fathom how fast Idaho’s thriving economy could become a thing of the past in such a short time but it has happened. Governor Little a former sheep rancher turned....
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License to Kill

License to Kill

One thing is becoming clearer with each passing day that governments lock-down its citizens, deprives them of their ability to make a living, trample the unalienable rights of citizens to peaceably assemble, practice their religion, receive due process by tria...
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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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