With the chill in the air and the leaves already falling, the holidays are just around the corner. Whether you’re hosting or being hosted, the old rule of not discussing religion, money, or politics serves as a reminder of the issues which can divide even those who love each other the most. But in an era where everything, from ice cream to music, is politicized, avoiding political topics in conversation with those of differing views becomes almost impossible. Is this overly divisive and ever-present political tension healthy for society?November 21, 2018 noon read more..
The pilgrims realized that some kind of governing document was needed for the new colony, “as human nature is prone to disunity and differences that could be disruptive of peace.” Governor William Bradford thus described the circumstances under which the agreement came about.November 16, 2018 noon read more..
Is there a more despised word among Republicans than “environmentalist”? For many GOP voters, the term conjures up a mental image of tree-hugging socialists hell-bent on regulating our country back to the Stone Age.November 14, 2018 noon read more..
America’s medical system is facing a primary care crisis. To meet our nation’s needs would require almost 15,000 additional primary care doctors. Take into account the effects of aging and population growth, and the shortage will climb to almost 50,000 by 2030.November 14, 2018 noon read more..
When you’re desperately ill, your chances of recovery improve as your access to treatment improves. That’s why it’s such good news that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working to speed up the process of getting new medications to patients.November 7, 2018 noon read more..
On October 9, President Donald Trump announced that he was lifting the EPA’s ban on summertime sales of E15—a motor fuel blend consisting of 15% ethanol instead of the usual 10%. Trump’s announcement is telling. It teaches much about politics, trade policy, and the sorry state of the environmentalist movement.November 2, 2018 noon read more..
Is there a more despised word among Republicans than “environmentalist”?October 31, 2018 noon read more..
Here is my promise to you: By 2050, I pledge to be carbon-neutral. You’re welcome. Your messages of thanks can be sent to me via e-mail or Twitter.October 26, 2018 noon read more..