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March 25, 2020

Competing for Toilet Paper and Racism (EP. 216)

Introduction Both are born of ignorance, fear and a desire to be one up on, to be superior to, our fellow human beings. That is t…

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March 21, 2020

COVID-19: Are You Part of The Problem, or Part of The Solution? (EP.2…

Introduction The corona crisis has been called a test of our national character. I am calling it a test of our individual charact…

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March 18, 2020

Giver or Taker, Producer or Depleter: We All Know Who We Are. (EP. 21…

Introduction We may pretend that either we don’t know which sort we are, or that we just know that we are in the good groups–but …

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March 14, 2020

With So Much Passion in Politics, Why Do So Few People Vote? (EP.213)

Introduction “Young people are not coming out to vote.” “Hillary Clinton did not inspire voting in the way that Obama did.” “In o…

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March 11, 2020

Loans: Based on Numbers, Character, or Both? (EP.212)

Introduction I received my first bank loan when I had no credit history to speak of, no credit cards and no idea what a credit ra…

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March 7, 2020

“Feel The Bern” (EP.211)

Introduction America needs the Democrats to nominate Bernie Sanders as their candidate for President. Many other countries have t…

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March 4, 2020

Coronavirus: Panic or Plan? (EP.210)

Introduction American stock markets fell 15% in just a few days, one of the worst weeks in history for the markets. More cases of…

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Feb. 29, 2020

“Peace? You Can’t Handle Peace!” (EP.209)

Introduction Paraphrasing Marine Corps Colonel Jessup, played by Jack Nicholson, in “A Few Good Men.” as Jessup was being cross-e…

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Feb. 26, 2020

Do We Want A Socialist America? (EP.208)

Introduction Should America be socialist? Is America already socialist? To answer either of those questions, we must first define…

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Feb. 22, 2020

“It’s the Economy, Stupid!” (EP.207)

Introduction This phrase was famously written on a white board in Clinton campaign headquarters by James Carville in 1992. Carvil…

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Feb. 19, 2020

Political Original Sin (EP.206)

Introduction I was born a white male. That’s my Political Original Sin. Original Sin in the Bible is depicted as the sin that we …

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Feb. 15, 2020

My Various Reactions To Guns–And What I Learned. (EP.205)

Introduction We have all heard the useful saying, “Walk a mile in their shoes.” How many people who are for more–even severe–gun …

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Feb. 12, 2020

The Holocaust v Stalin and Mao: the Greater Evil? (EP.204)

Introduction January 28th, 2020, marked the liberation of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz, where the Nazis killed 1.1 million, m…

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Feb. 8, 2020

The Super Bowl and #MeToo (EP.203)

Introduction Was the halftime performance at the 2020 Super Bowl consistent with the goals and philosophy of #Metoo? That is the …

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Feb. 5, 2020

I’m a Deplorable Racist (EP.202)

Introduction …and worse, to listen to my critics. In one of the most agonizing political decisions of my life, I voted for Trump …

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Feb. 1, 2020

You Want $1 for Handing Me a Muffin? (EP.201)

Introduction We have all had to deal with it. iPad tipping consoles where the clear expectation is that we pay a full percentage …

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Jan. 29, 2020

Revolution 2.0™; Why Do I Do This? (EP.200)

Introduction Like Dr. Martin Luther King, I have a dream. I dream that we will recognize and glory in our inherent differences, s…

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Jan. 25, 2020

Common Goals vs Common Sense (EP.199)

Introduction With all of the useful conversations about common sense, I am not a fan of using this concept as a way of influencin…

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Jan. 22, 2020

Impeachment! (EP.198)

Introduction In American history, 3 presidents have been impeached. What was the motivation? That is the subject of today’s 10-mi…

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Jan. 17, 2020

#Metoo and One Party Politics (Ep.197)

Introduction I recently watched an emotional and informative video, wherein media star Megyn Kelly interviewed 4 of her previous …

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Jan. 15, 2020

Walmart, Amazon and Israel (EP.196)

Introduction Not long ago, almost all Americans loved a success story. Hometown boy makes good. Little guy succeeds against all o…

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Jan. 11, 2020

Interview with Dr. Alex Slocum, MIT, Established Science and Climate …

Introduction: If you believe the science and scientists who gave you modern conveniences, including smartphones and microwave ove…

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Jan. 8, 2020

Killing General Soleimani: A Political Execution. (EP.194)

Introduction All Democratic leaders are against the Solemani execution, and all Republican leaders are for it. It seems like we a…

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Jan. 4, 2020

Clinton’s NAFTA or Trump’s USMCA: Which is Better? (EP. 193)

Introduction Bill Clinton’s North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), while controversial, was widely acclaimed when it was en…

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