June 4, 2018

Much speculation has been offered on the source(s) of the antipathy that characterizes today’s social and political affairs in America.  Current events obviously result from former events upstream, and it is clear that we did not wake up one day recently and find ourselves at each others' throats without some buildup of tensions that brought us to...

May 31, 2018

It is no secret that social discourse has deteriorated in recent years, and that we are having a harder time communicating amicably in these tense and contentious times.  A host of reasons have been offered for the decline in our civility, and a number of culprits have been blamed. 

We can all point to public figures who we believe to be respon...

May 18, 2018

Unless you have chosen to take a complete digital cleanse the past few days, you are most likely aware of the "Laurel vs. Yanny" craze that has swept across billions of screens faster than you can say Laurel … or yanny for that matter. 

The recording, which turns out to be a clip from a vocabulary website, has created quite an uproar.  Many listener...

May 9, 2018

The Iran Deal has been scrapped, and you’re either ecstatic or livid about it. Those are the two options today, we must be either enthusiastically for something, or vehemently against it.

The debate on the withdrawal  from the Iran deal is fierce, as is to be expected when a matter of such national and global significance is at play.  It is not surp...

May 7, 2018

Cynicism and despondency are easy to find in America today.  Scan the headlines or peruse your social networks, and you will come across plenty of doomsday prophecies and disgruntled gripes. 

But is our media an accurate representation of our national character and status?  James Fallow believes that it is not.  While some would have us believe...

May 1, 2018

Is Michelle Wolf a villain or a victim?

The portrayal of her as either one or the other is predictably partisan.  The vast majority of those on the right have cast her as the latest Satan.  The vast majority of those on the left have embraced her as a hallowed martyr.

She is neither.

Michelle Wolf is a comedian.  She is talented and snarky, brill...

April 23, 2018

America is hurting.  None of us are immune to the pain that has seeped across our nation.  Many are angry. Many are scared.  Many feel betrayed.  Most of us remember a time when things were far less tense and contentious.

Some wonder how we got here.  Some believe they know exactly how, and exactly who to blame.  Fingers are pointed....

April 20, 2018

Are you concerned about the direction  our country is heading in today?  You are certainly not alone. 

Regardless of your political affiliation and your personal perspective on social and political issues, you are in good and plentiful company. 

People all across the nation, and all across the spectrum, are concerned just like you.

We may ha...

March 26, 2018

What is it that connects people?  And what is it that divides us?

It might be argued that the only thing that distinguishes us is our decision to see divisions.

Jia Sarnicola and Zuri Copeland are classmates in a Miami preschool who insist they are twins.  Their distinct parentage does not convince them otherwise, nor does the varying color of their...

March 12, 2018

Are you in control of the entertainment and content you consume? 

Most of us would likely suggest that we are.  We choose what to watch.  With so many services, purveyors and delivery mechanisms today, we have unprecedented choice, and we exercise it on a frequent basis.

Is the  content you consume determined by your attitudes and perspectives,...

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