Monthly Archives: July 2011

Feelings, Faith and Facts: The Alternate Reality of Language

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) There is a most important additional consequence of the sort of brain activity fostered by religious ideation and it involves the use and effect of language.  Scan your cable/satellite religion channels pretty much any … Continue reading

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Another Obama Term?

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) The American people, persuaded to blame President Obama and Congressional Democrats for the failure of the economy to recover in only two years after the economic collapse of 2008, shot themselves in the foot … Continue reading

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Bad Religion: Christopher Hitchens Is Right

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) Unfortunately, folks, Christopher Hitchens [1] is right.  I’ve been trying to avoid writing this post, mainly because it’s easy for many, perhaps most, readers to dismiss any message if they can label the messenger … Continue reading

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Rebuilding the American Dream

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) This past weekend, more than 24,000 Americans gathered in house meetings all across America to discuss proposals to rebuild the American Dream.  The collective input from all of these meetings is being organized into … Continue reading

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Obsessing on Economic Reality

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) “My wife once told me that the thing to remember about your own obsession,” a friend recently told me, “is that it’s not the same as other people’s obsessions.”  (My obsession especially, he tactfully declined to … Continue reading

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Feelings, Faith and Facts: Casey Anthony and the Debt Ceiling Fracas

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) The entire Casey Anthony drama pretty much escaped my attention until this past Tuesday (July 5).  Well, if you were trying to catch any cable news during the past few weeks, you couldn’t be … Continue reading

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Feelings, Faith and Facts: The Dangerous Illusion of “Liberal” and “Conservative”

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) When recently reviewing the posts on this blog, it struck me that I know people – and more than a few people – who would dismiss the first post they encountered here as “liberal” … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Health Care from a Practicing Physician

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) Poor medicine! So much of the healthcare mess has been blamed on our honorable profession, an art that dates back thousands of years to Hippocrates.  The art of medicine in America today, however, is … Continue reading

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The Looming Debt Limit Crisis

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) After thirty years of rising income and wealth inequality and federal debt, and declining prosperity, the U.S. is now poised on the brink of an economic disaster.  The legal limit on the amount of … Continue reading

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