March 2018

Coming Monday: The Ethical Take: “Attack on America” Edition

One of the most unforgettable and tragic news stories of the last 60 years took place in November 1963.

I never saw it until years later because I was sitting in my High School Homeroom class … Read More

This is the second of two commentaries about Maj. John Baldwin (Ret.) chest surgeon extraordinaire. Wednesday’s commentary talked about Baldwin’s quick thinking and skillful hands as a young resident. This piece story goes back in time to 1951.

In 1951, nuclear testing continued with a … Read More

Now, You’re a Doctor.

Sometimes we get so caught up in the brush-fire of the moment that we forget about what’s really important – the people around us who contribute to our lives in special ways.

I’ve been lucky to not only have met but developed deep friendships with … Read More

No. 12

Baseball season begins in just 10 days, and what better way to begin than with a great baseball story. Football may be America’s most popular game, but baseball is forever.

Actually, that’s the title of a new book by former Washington Post columnist and peace … Read More

Bad Blood

It sounded like a good idea.

(Strike that.)

It sounded like a great idea: one simple blood test that required a single finger prick would give “everyday Americans unlimited control over their health,” The New York Times writes (Mar. 15).

The key promise Theranos founder … Read More

There’s a moment during the first act of Orson Welles’s classic film, The Magnificent Ambersons – a period story about the rise and fall of a local family – where Welles, as narrator, points out what a terror young, self-centered George Amberson Minafer is to … Read More

It’s Not the Bots. It’s Us!

“A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.”  – Winston Churchill*

Courtesy of Dan Piraro – bizarro.com

While most Americans have a wide variety of factual information – literally at their fingertips – when it … Read More