Pride(In The Name Of Love) Dierks Bentley, The Punch Brothers and Del McCoury

It’s not Thursday but I thought today could use some music. Rest in Power, Dr. King. May we all make a commitment to carry your vision forward.

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COVID-19: Lessons Learned: Essential Employees Tend To Be Minimum Wage Earners

As the United States has struggled with lock downs, stay at home orders, and other socially and economically disruptive actions taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus…decisions were made about who is/isn’t an essential worker in an essential business. Obviously health care workers are essential, as are police and…

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COVID-19: Lessons Learned: Employer Provided Health Insurance Isn’t A Viable Model.

Most of my life I have had employer provided health insurance except for the period when I was self-employed and bought my own on the open market. But that was over 40 years ago and it was actually rather affordable. But as we watched the pandemic ravage our country and…

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How Would You Select Biden’s Cabinet? Go Easy or Go Big?

The president-elect is somewhat between a rock and a hard place with his selections for cabinet positions and other West Wing roles. On the one hand he faces a very hostile White House that has been stonewalling co-operation on the transition, then a restive progressive wing in his own party…

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Can Kyle Rittenhouse Get A Fair Trial?

This is going to be catch up Friday. I am going to try to finish two or three of the drafts that I have sitting out here. This is actually the newest (started 11/30/2020) but also one of the most active issues at the moment. In case you aren’t familiar…

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The Insanity Around Hospital Health Care Charges

I am not going to dig too deep into this topic today, but after my recent experience it becomes more and more apparent that we need a universal single payer system and that pricing for health care services is completely out of control. Early in October, I had my second…

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Systemic Racism Invisible In Plain Sight

On Friday morning, November 6, 2020, two police officers were shot by a suspect in Waukesha county while they were attempting to question him about a traffic accident. Both officers will recover from their wounds. One has already been released from the hospital. Thank goodness for that. The shootings resulted…

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You Don’t Wear A Mask, Socially Distance, Or Stay Safe At Home…because you know…FREEDOM

And yes you say if you get sick it’s all on you. Yes that’s true. But wearing a mask, socially distancing, and staying out of crowds is also meant to protect others in case you are sick and don’t have symptoms. But I get it…FREEDOM…is more important that the well-being…

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Sen. Bernie Sanders And His Five Reasons To Vote!

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Ilhan Omar On SCOTUS And The First Amendment

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