Op Ed

What’s wrong with the Strategic National Stockpile?

Hits: 55Irrespective of your political affiliation it is difficult to argue that Strategic National Stockpile’s response to COVID-19 has been anything other than a disaster. Both conservative and liberal media criticized them. For example, consider the following: The question is why? Well I think I may have some insight…

I get it now..white privilege.

Hits: 91Like many well-educated Caucasian men, I thought myself “woke”. Unlike the hashtag using, pussy hat wearing, and Twitter shaming liberals, my devotion to social justice was genuine and not in need of public acknowledgement. Party to discussions of white privilege and endemic racism, I naively assumed that the severity of these problems was exaggerated....

Why CDC is failing…

Hits: 67The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention’s forte has always been infectious disease control. For example, CDC’s response to the Ebola virus a few years ago was stellar. Now, not so much. Fair or not, CDC is quickly becoming the scapegoat for our nation’s poor response to COVID-19. As a former Senior Service...

Adapt

Hits: 72Last night I was doing my physical therapy, and something happened that reminded me of the importance of adaption. For months I have been babying an arthritic hip. As a result, my lower back, hamstrings, and quads have weakened. Tired of not being able to fully function physically, I decided to go heavier in...

Preaching to the Converted Saves Not New Souls…

Hits: 52The occurrence of yet another tragic school shooting, triggers the Pavlovian rhetoric of each extreme; polarized sound bites that galvanize their base but does nothing to solve the problem. When will we realize that solving societal problems necessitates meaningful public discourse? Although the horrific toll of school shootings is clear, the causes are anything but....

Weaponization of Family Law

Hits: 151Preface At the risk of committing liberal heresy and being associated with the likes of our Misogynist-in-Chief, I am submitting the first in a series of articles for consideration. Later installments will include a case study and analyses of local court data.  My career has been dedicated to conducting research that can influence public...