Column Archives

Monday, December 26th, 2016 @ 12:00PM

Hanging Single Mothers Out To Dry

It was 4 AM. Things had finally slowed down a little in the ER. I was sitting at my desk writing up a chart on the last patient. Just then I heard a nurse at the nurse’s station behind me talking to a respiratory technician about her niece. It was…

Monday, December 19th, 2016 @ 12:00PM

The Two Great Failures Of The Legislative Branch

In a supreme act of both insight and foresight, America’s Founding Fathers established the greatest system of government the world has ever known – bar none. From its most humble beginnings, our American republic has become what President Reagan famously called a “shining city on a hill,” and is considered…

Monday, December 12th, 2016 @ 12:00PM

A Wall That Mends

In his famous poem, “Mending Wall,” Robert Frost’s neighbor says to the poet during their annual ritual of rebuilding the stone wall between their property, “Good fences make good neighbors.” Most people agree that walls are good for neighbors, but when it comes to nations, some are sitting on the…

Monday, December 5th, 2016 @ 12:00PM

Trump’s Promise, Congress’ Duty

Ask nearly any representative or senator serving in the U.S. Congress his or her opinion of term limits and you will most likely get the same response: “Term limits aren’t necessary. It’s up to the voters to decide how long a person serves in office.” Ah, if it were only…

Monday, November 28th, 2016 @ 12:00PM

Hillary’s Mask Of Virtue

It is, perhaps, one of the greatest lines ever uttered in a Hollywood movie – “Villainy wears many masks, none so dangerous as the mask of virtue.” Spoken by Johnny Depp in the 1999 film, Sleepy Hollow, that one line describes the very essence of Hillary Clinton and her long,…

Monday, November 21st, 2016 @ 12:00PM

Never Trumpers And Holier Than Thouism

In their unrelenting attacks on conservatism, angry liberals utilize a literal arsenal of weapons – disinformation (a euphemism for lies), smear tactics, mislabeling, name calling, race baiting, transference, media bias, paid protesters, class warfare, propaganda, and various and sundry forms of deceit and deception. In fact, during the 2016 presidential…

Monday, November 14th, 2016 @ 12:00PM

Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!

The descriptors are piling up: historic, impossible, unexpected, unprecedented, unlikely, unheard of, never before seen, a movement, a mandate, a ground-swell, a torrent, a tsunami, a tidal wave…however one describes Donald J. Trump’s defeat of Hillary Rodham Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, it was, above all things, a surprise,…

Monday, November 7th, 2016 @ 12:00PM

If Not For America…Then Who?

It was my nephew’s college graduation. Everyone was excited – the graduates, their families, the professors and staff members. The ceremony was held outside and the weather was perfect, clear skies, warm sunshine, a light breeze carried the scent of freshly bloomed flowers across the picturesque southern campus. It was…

Monday, October 31st, 2016 @ 12:00PM

China – Pulling America’s Purse Strings

President Ronald Reagan believed in America. He also believed in protecting America. And he put his money where his mouth was. Serially underestimated by his adversaries and even by most of his close friends, Reagan performed not only the greatest geo-political feat of the 20th Century, but also the greatest…

Monday, October 24th, 2016 @ 12:00PM

When Patients Cry Wolf

As children we all learned the story of the boy who cried wolf and its underlying message warning of the dangers of being dishonest. The simple story teaches a powerful lesson that most of us carry with us throughout our lives. There are those, however, who seem either to have…

Monday, October 17th, 2016 @ 12:00PM

Sublimation: No Excuse To Harm

It’s a simple concept taught in most high school chemistry classes – sublimation – when a material, in solid phase, converts directly to the gas phase without passing first through the liquid phase. The classic example is dry ice which, in actuality, is frozen carbon dioxide. At room temperature, dry…

Monday, October 10th, 2016 @ 12:00PM

Blaming The System

By now most Americans are aware that our country is in financial trouble – big financial trouble. In fact, from a financial standpoint, America is virtually on the brink of economic collapse. The reasons for this, according to pundits and politicians, are many: runaway federal spending, a huge negative trade…