A Delicate Balance – Individualism and Government Power

A Delicate Balance – Individualism and Government Power The coronavirus pandemic exposes the delicate balance between individual liberties and government power.  At the onset, when government officials pursued policies that prioritized public health – lockdowns and social distancing – the public complied.  After all, the severity of the disease was unknown.  And footage from ChinaContinue reading “A Delicate Balance – Individualism and Government Power”

Loathing and Leadership

“As the president fiddles, people are dying. The president, his denial at the beginning, was deadly.  The truth is a weak person, a poor leader, takes no responsibility.  A weak person blames others.”  Speaker of the House Pelosi commenting on President Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. “Crazy Nancy Pelosi, you are a weak person. Continue reading “Loathing and Leadership”

Obama and Trump. Different but Similar – Part 2

As demonstrated in the last post, the grip of partisan politics seemed to take hold of the Obama administration near the completion of his first year.  Obama’s monthly approval ratings crept down toward 50%, and by years end dropped below majority support.  That trend continued, and in the subsequent months Obama established several records forContinue reading “Obama and Trump. Different but Similar – Part 2”