Trump’s Seven Dirty Words You Can’t Say at the CDC

No, this isn’t a George Carlin joke.  Here are the words (and phrases), in alphabetical order: Diversity Entitlement Evidence-Based Fetus Science-Based Transgender Vulnerable In case you haven’t yet read about Our Fearless Leader’s change in the public health vernacular, please click the link to this Washington Post news report: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/cdc-gets-list-of-forbidden-words-fetus-transgender-diversity/2017/12/15/f503837a-e1cf-11e7-89e8-edec16379010_story.html?utm_term=.1ab4d86cc109 Continue reading Trump’s Seven Dirty Words You Can’t Say at the CDC

The World Has Gone Mad. Or is it Just Our Own Backyard?

A link to a Washington Post article by Travis M. Andrews appears below.  It’s followed by a link to a Miami Herald article on the same topic by Alex Harris. A K-12 school in Florida is now offering bullet-resistant shields for students to keep in their backpacks.  The items are available for purchase by the kids’ parents. There are a lot of questions.  One question is whether a conflict of interest exists because the owner of the company making the equipment has two children enrolled at the school (I don’t know whether actual laws or ethics rules address this, so I’m posing the question … Continue reading The World Has Gone Mad. Or is it Just Our Own Backyard?

Trump Revealed (Book Review)

Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money and Power By Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher Simon and Schuster, Copyright 2016 $28.00 Hardcover 347 Pages (plus notes and photgraphs) ISBN:  978-1-5011-5577-2 If you read just one biography of Donald Trump, I recommend this one. Trump Revealed is the result of only three months of actual manuscript writing, but the research material goes back years and relies on stable sources which are documented in the back of the book. I sense the authors didn’t set out to write a hatchet job.  They wrote about a person who is self-defeating but usually … Continue reading Trump Revealed (Book Review)