About the role of viral leadership as the moral equivalent of war to overcome the coronavirus. The coronavirus threat demands viral leadership—a force multiplier of creative energy—for the greatest possible good of everyone, the world over, now. This is what both public health and applied science tells us we need without any more hesitation. How … Continue reading The World’s Force Multiplier
Truth or Dare?
These are interesting times when apparently the only obligation one of our elected or appointed leaders has to tell the truth is when he or she is sworn by an appropriae authority to tell the truth. An that seemingly is just an invitation to hem and haw and offuscate. Otherwise, our model of behavior is … Continue reading Truth or Dare?
Who are the Keepers of the Promise?
Who is primarily responsible for keeping the promise of our nation, as defined by the Preamble? Obviously, one could argue that we are all responsible. In fact, per Robert Reich,in his recent book, "The Common Good," it is our duty, over and above paying taxes and voting. However, just as we look to those in … Continue reading Who are the Keepers of the Promise?
Keepers of the Promise
Keepers of the Promise There have been a few exceptional promises that have been launched in the history of this Universe. Fourteen billion years ago, there was a Big Bang with the promise by a loving Creator of a continuum of evolution leading to the current day physical world. And, just 232 years ago, a … Continue reading Keepers of the Promise
Fair and Balanced, Richard D. Cheshire, Ph.D.
FAIR AND BALANCED There is hunger in the country for middle-of-the-road politics and policies, according to news reports. That makes sense in light of the partisan wrangling that dominates much of national speech-making as the 2018 campaign picks up steam. Is there a center point from which the country might regain the nonpartisan resolution of … Continue reading Fair and Balanced, Richard D. Cheshire, Ph.D.
The Moral Equivalent of War
THE MORAL EQUIVALENT OF WAR The greatest threat to the United States today is the failure of our highest government officials to honor their oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution despite the overwhelming support of the American people. This failure has led to a politically polarized country that isn’t paying attention to … Continue reading The Moral Equivalent of War
Are you a winner or a loser?
FINITE AND INFINITE GAMES: WHAT GAME ARE YOU PLAYING? Arthur W. Rashap It seems that in today’s world, most of us (and particularly the media, politicians (our President the top dog in this situation), get caught up in a situation where everyone and everything is seen through the lens of winning and losing–of being winners … Continue reading Are you a winner or a loser?
Preamble To Change
“Think the Constitution will save us? Think again.” That was the message of an August 9 feature by Meagan Day and Bhaskar Sunkara in the New York Times. They wrote that “The American government is structured by an 18th century text that is almost impossible to change.” Not so. Change is possible and necessary as … Continue reading Preamble To Change