political discourse

Wish Upon A Star

We are all to some degree a reflection of the nurturing environment that surrounds us, adopting views, ideas, even mannerisms of family, friends, public figures. Politicians occasionally portray some excesses in this regard, paraphrasing, sometimes plagiarizing, material from heroic figures…. Read More ›

Beyond Our Border

WISCONSIN The pandemic about the 2020 election results infecting politicos in some states has not reached the proportions or depths of COVID. However, as the pandemic that has consumed over 700,000 lives is deadly to humans, the election fraud virus… Read More ›

Superman Morphs

Some of us are sufficiently aged to remember comic book innovations like three-dimensional in 1954. If you were born a bit earlier, you may have read the initial Superman adventures, which debuted in 1938. However, Superman’s family history and story… Read More ›

Numb3rs

From 2005-2010, CBS aired the crime drama Numb3rs, a fanciful series wherein one of the leading characters applies mathematics to solve complex crimes as a consultant to the FBI. The use of “3” in the title generated a great deal… Read More ›

Media Marginalia Madness

Generally, marginalia refers to notes at the side of pages in a book, often by readers as comment for a subsequent review or for research. There does not appear to be a definable date at which “news” in the United… Read More ›

Attitude and Metatude

Generally, attitude is taken to mean a settled way of thinking or outlook. Scientific inquiry requires an attitude that embodies elements of careful judgment, open-mindedness, critical mindedness, and curiosity to limit personal bias in the inquiry. On occasion, attitude may… Read More ›

Grand Idea vs. Grand Problem

Once upon a time in America, the nation had an insatiable need and appetite for newcomers to contribute the labor necessary to settle its frontiers, build roads and railroads, and staff the machinery of its factories. Westward expansion from the… Read More ›

A War on War

Although the United States may be said to have been born into existence by a war, there exists strong reason to conclude that it was not bred for war. In a radical few words, the framers of the Constitution departed… Read More ›