Unprecendented Ignorance: Barack Obama, the Supreme Court, and the Affordable Health Care Act

“I’m confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress. I’d just remind conservative commentators that for years what we’ve heard is the biggest problem on the bench is judicial activism or a…

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…

The Equal Distribution of Mediocrity

I was met with an interesting exchange today. I had a chance to ask someone I know to be a devoted Democrat, whether or not they would vote for Barack Obama again after everything we’ve seen thus far. Skyrocketing unemployment. Stock market roller coaster rides. A credit downgrade.  An exploding national debt. I didn’t bring any…