Ding Dong, the Twinkie’s Dead. . . Almost

I’m not particularly a Twinkie fan. I don’t think I’ve had a Ho-Ho or a Ding-Dong in years. . . but I’d kind of like to have the choice, right? As much as my diet likes Hostess’ recent news, it’s not good news for this country. It’s one company- it’s 18,500 workers, which isn’t even…

American’s Food Stamp Presidency

In Monday night’s Fox News/WSJ debate, Fox News‘ Juan Williams “challenged Gingrich for his statements calling President Obama a ‘food stamp president’ and advocating that kids learn the work ethic by doing, for instance, janitorial work at schools. Gingrich has thrived throughout the debate season on combat with moderators and Williams was straying into his…

The Planned Spontaneity of Occupy Wall Street

Recently, a relative of mine asked me to please explain these Occupy Wall Street protests. I will do my best. I believe that on the surface, these protests are simple to understand. In essence, it’s a battle between capitalism/individual freedom, and a collectivist state. On that level, we can understand that this is a manifestation of a…

Capitalism and Medical Science: The Dynamic Duo

Capitalism stinks, right? Until you need it….. I’m in an out-of-the-ordinary place today. I’m sitting in a hospital room as my father awaits surgery. Last night as the nurses and doctors were finally successful in relieving his pain and making him comfortable for the night, we all commented on how wonderful it is to live in the…