Column: January 6, 2022: A Medical Perspective

January 6 came and went, and there was no riot this year. Much of Congress took the day off, perhaps out of fear that this year’s crop of rioters might actually succeed in killing them.  Liz Cheney showed up to claim that she had no idea that the policies she had supported for years Continue reading “Column: January 6, 2022: A Medical Perspective”

Column: Wanted: Public Service Not Lip Service

Thomas “Tip” O’Neill was the Speaker of the House of Representatives when Ronald Reagan was President.  He was asked to characterize how the U.S. government functioned under President Reagan, and he allegedly responded, “We borrowed a trillion dollars and threw a party.” We may still Continue reading “Column: Wanted: Public Service Not Lip Service”

Column: Advancing the Critical Mistakes Theory

All doctors make mistakes. Good doctors learn from them. The same can be said of nations. The United States is a great nation with a relatively brief history, and one of its greatest assets is the willingness of its general population to look critically at the consequences of past Continue reading “Column: Advancing the Critical Mistakes Theory”

Socialized Distancing

As I stood more than six feet from two of my acquaintances, I listened to their complaints about vaccination scheduling.  One recalled hours on the telephone to arrange an appointment for an elderly relative.  The other described the futility of attempting to get scheduled on-line Continue reading “Socialized Distancing”

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