Category Archives: Commentary

The Mueller Report

I’m sure you are all aware that a substantial portion of the Mueller Report regarding Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election was released. I’m sure you have read all or some of the publicly-released material and are aware … Continue reading

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Philosophy & Anti-Semitism

Yesterday (March 18, 2019) I read an op-ed in the New York Times regarding anti-Semitic views held by several famous Western analytical philosophers in “modern” philosophy (within the last 400 years). It is a though-provoking article but there are some … Continue reading

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The Purpose of College

You most likely have read about the criminal prosecution of a business based in Orange County, California that helped college applicants get admitted to elite colleges by falsifying test scores for the college admission tests (SAT & ACT) and by … Continue reading

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Public Art and Public Music

Yesterday Amy & I took a walking tour of some public art in the La Jolla neighborhood of San Diego. (For those who are unfamiliar with San Diego, La Jolla is an older and very prestigious neighborhood with a spectacular … Continue reading

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Elections 2016 & 2018

We all know what happened in the 2016 U.S. election for president: The opinion polls of voters immediately before the election showed that Hillary Clinton would be the likely winner of the election. In fact, the Trump campaign had not … Continue reading

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Medicare for All, Brexit and the Politics of Division

This morning I read in the New York Times about a major lobbying effort by insurance companies, private hospitals, drug companies and some doctor’s groups to kill the proposal for “Medicare for All” before it gains traction in the House … Continue reading

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Happy Presidents Day?

The commentary in many U.S. history books and in the mass media makes frequent reference to the listener as part of a group: the listener is identified as someone who shares “our American values” and is a part of “our … Continue reading

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