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Are U.S. presidents responsible for the economy? Can President Trump and the Republicans take credit for the 4.1 percent growth rate we are experiencing? That’s… Continue reading
Have you ever played the board game called “Risk”? Last week I taught my three oldest grandkids (ages 11, 9 and 9) how to play… Continue reading
This seems to be China’s problem: it has a bad image, which is bringing major problems to its door. China has begun to change those… Continue reading
Imagine you are a devout 68-year-old Southern Baptist Christian, living in Richland, Washington, the owner of Arlene’s Flowers, a floral shop, for over 20 years.… Continue reading
The time was 460 B.C. The place, across the Tiber River from the city of Rome. The protagonist was a farmer who tilled the soil… Continue reading
Knowing and understanding tribalism can offer a solution to the divisions at home and abroad.
Do you remember the tit-for-tat fights you had as a kid? Someone hit you so you hit them back. Someone called you a name, so… Continue reading
‘The U.S. became involved in the Vietnam War precisely because it feared the implications for its containment policy against the Soviet Union if it allowed… Continue reading
Should a photo ID be required to be able to vote? I recently made the mistake of trying to have a rational online debate with… Continue reading
‘The most common basis of resistance to change is the fear that with your new learning will come a new position that will be lower… Continue reading
Some major landmark Supreme Court Cases will be decided by June. “All …of these cases have the potential to shake the United States to its… Continue reading
Did you know there is an internal trade war brewing in Canada? It’s between Alberta and British Columbia over the building of an oil pipeline… Continue reading
Why have we seen a worldwide shift toward authoritarianism? A quick glance across the globe sees leaders becoming more dictatorial and populist: Putin in Russia,… Continue reading
Do you largely agree with these assertions about our natures? “Give all power to the many, they will oppress the few. Give all power to… Continue reading
We only see what we value.
How does one know if marketing is effective? In the light of last week’s Congressional interrogation of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, it appears that many… Continue reading
“Plan with the end in mind” was one of Stephen Covey’s “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.” I found his adage true when I taught… Continue reading
What’s more important to the success of a government — short-term thinking or long-term thinking? Why are terms of service for the House of Representatives… Continue reading
As I read about yet another school shooting, the 17th since the beginning of 2018, I’m reminded of the National Rifle Association’s reminder to the… Continue reading
Do you know why we have the electoral college to vote for the president?