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January 2016

The Trump Tango

Without Donald Trump, the most recent Republican debate looked more like the ones before DT came to the dance. Jeb Bush had …

Boring May Be Excellent

One of my college philosophy professors admired Aristotle. This professor, my mentor, was trained in the “analytic” tradition in philosophy, which took …

The Power of Perception

While we have a corporeal existence, what makes us unique individuals are our communications, perceptions, beliefs, values, and memories. We send messages …

The Real Powerball. Feeling Lucky?

It’s definitely not politics as usual. The presidential campaign often produces surprises, but this campaign’s twists and turns are so frequent that …

The Mysteries of Media

When I was young, Westerns dominated prime time television screens. Shows like The Rifleman, Gunsmoke, and Bonanza were simple morality plays where …