U.S. risks abadnoning Declaration of Human Rights

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The flaws of “putting America first” Long before the nationalistic and discriminatory rhetoric of Trump, the United States committed to uphold the  basic human rights of all people of the world equally without preference: “Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as […]

Here we go: misdirected but full steam ahead

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“My agenda will be based on a simple core principle, putting America first” – Donald Trump on November 21, 2016. As he starts off misguided but stubbornly determined to push in the wrong direction it seems that humanity is in for a difficult time ahead. As one humble and relatively powerless individual citizen, I will continue to scream […]

The education divide in political leadership

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This presidential election cycle, more than any other event or time period in my lifetime, has highlighted the growing divide between people with different levels of formal academic education. The battle is playing out now in my home state and, I think, deserves more discussion despite the obvious risk of backlash.  I consider myself to be […]

Why some people are more likely to end relationships over politics

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The divide in political ideology is drawing much attention lately as this election season raises these issues to a fever pitch. Lately I’ve read a series of articles and personal stories describing how people are ending personal relationships over political disagreements. One article reported a survey result that 15% of people reported recently ending a friendship due […]

How the decline in civility affects small business advice

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I read much about how an overall decline in civility is evident in many parts of our modern life. I commented on this theme in my earlier blog post reviewing the 2005 book “Collapse” by professor Jared Diamond. Increasing tension between government and its citizens has always been an observed corollary of a declining society. […]

Clinton Foundation vs. Trump Foundation

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Recent news reports about the Clinton Foundation and Trump Foundation allow us to draw sharp distinctions between the two organizations. Starting with the basics, the Clinton Foundation is a properly registered charity that is actually active in attempts to do good in the world. The Clinton Foundation completes required filings and audits. Some transactions reported in this election […]