Our 2016 presidential election was punctuated by the release of information that was illegally obtained via computer hacking (i.e., computer leaks), and the propagation of false stories camouflaged to appear as legitimate news (i.e., fake news).  While there may be debate as to the extent the leaks and fake news affected how voters reasoned to […]

Historian David McCullough cites the following quote as one of his favorite lines from a presidential inaugural address. How can we love our country and not love our countrymen?  And loving them, reach out a hand when they fall, heal them when they’re sick, and provide opportunities to make them self-sufficient so they will be […]

I have a suggestion that I think would break the current deadlock around healthcare finance reform, and might actually lead to a quick resolution that would prove to be broadly popular.  Here’s my suggestion: Effective [date], the healthcare program in which employees of each of the three branches of the federal government are currently enrolled will be terminated.  As […]

We talk a lot about our rights as American citizens, but what about our responsibilities? In his May 9, 2017 Time magazine article, “Andrew Jackson is the Perfect Icon of Selfishness for Trump,” Tavis Smiley offers a point of view that I think is worth repeating. He reminds us of Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis’ declaration […]

The April 24, 2017 post on WDW News Today is, “What is Happening to the Hall of Presidents at Magic Kingdom? Will Donald Trump Speak?” The post explains, “The Hall of Presidents at Walt Disney World closed for refurbishment over 3-months ago, with little to no announcement from Disney as to what changes were going to […]

America isn’t easy. America is advanced citizenship. You’ve gotta want it bad, ’cause it’s gonna put up a fight. It’s gonna say, “You want free speech? Let’s see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who’s standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend […]

Allow me to posit a principle: There are multiple parties with a stake in the success of any organization.  Businesses, for example, all have at least these five: customers, employees, owners, vendors, and the various communities to which they belong.  Now allow me to posit a principle: When an organization (a government, a business, a […]