State of America today

State of America today

World leaders will meet and speak at the United Nations this week during their usual annual meetings. Nevertheless, I believe we can all agree Preside...

September 18th, 2017 |  


Nuclear weapons, natural disasters, bullies and your doctor

Nuclear weapons, natural disasters, bullies and your doctor

The world watches as the natural disasters of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and the earthquake off Mexico wreak their devastation, waiting for their fina...

September 15th, 2017 |  


Florida Keys: Would you have evacuated?

Multitudes of people are suffering through the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Florida. The Keys and the Caribbean Islands are devastated. Other parts ...

September 15th, 2017 |  


Democracy insurance: If we want it, we have to pay for it

Here’s a basic rule of public policy: If a society wants a capability, it has to pay for it.If we want a fire department, we have to direct our ...

September 13th, 2017 |  


Harvey, Irma and 911: We can replace the stuff

Hurricane Harvey and Irma have been bad news to all in their paths. Lives have sadly been lost, houses demolished and personal items blown or washed a...

September 13th, 2017 |  


Even more establishment than the establishment

Even more establishment than the establishment

The Washington Post reports that US president Donald Trump and Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) “have agreed to pursue a deal that wo...

September 8th, 2017 |  


America’s government pension pain

Stories of struggling government pension funding have abounded the last few months. Reports of changing the retirement scenario for state employees ar...

September 8th, 2017 |  


Utah case highlights need for separation of medicine, law enforcement

Utah case highlights need for separation of medicine, law enforcement

In July, Salt Lake City detective Jeff Payne violently abducted Alex Wubbels, a nurse at University of Utah Hospital. Most accounts don’t put it...

September 6th, 2017 |  


Trump should reconsider offering military surplus to police

Trump should reconsider offering military surplus to police

On August 28, the Trump administration unveiled a new plan to roll back limits President Obama had placed in 2015 on the controversial 1033 program, w...

September 6th, 2017 |  


Preparedness versus “price-gouging:” don’t hold out for a hero

Preparedness versus “price-gouging:” don’t hold out for a hero

As the US Gulf Coast continues to reel under the impact of Hurricane Harvey, the word “hero” finds itself in much, and appropriate, use. F...

September 5th, 2017 |