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Is the America Headed in the Wrong Direction?

Acting on Values or Compromising Them: What is the Right Thing to Do? A recent poll from the Georgetown University Institute of Politics and Public Service (GU Politics) clearly indicates the polarization in America. According to the latest GU Politics Battleground Civility Poll, voters are expressing a higher level of... Read more →


It’s Time to Wake Up to ‘Woke Capitalism’

Should Corporations Be Encouraged to Influence the Political Process? It's well known that corporations donate to politicians of their choice. This has been going on for many years. What's not so clear is whether the concept of "woke capitalism" is ratcheting up the support in a more tangible way that... Read more →


It’s Time to Ban ALL Stock Trades for Members of Congress

Can a Conflict of Interest Be Avoided? Should members of Congress be prohibited from owning and trading in stocks? This question is receiving a lot of attention on Capitol Hill and in the press. The answer to the question seems to be a no brainer – Yes! The simple reason... Read more →


Is Build Back America a Good Idea?

The Role of Civility in Passing the Legislation Progressive Democrats in the House have refused to vote on the infrastructure bills that have public support to obtain leverage in negotiations over a separate bill that contains huge spending on issues including increased access to childcare, help with college tuition and... Read more →


Racial Injustice in America

Is There a Case for Teaching About Critical Race Theory? I have been skeptical about the value of teaching students about Critical Race Theory (CRT), especially in K-12. However, a recent discussion with a colleague opened my eyes about what CRT means in the context of education. It’s clear to... Read more →


Why America's Moral Values Are in Decline

Gallup Poll Blames a Sharp Political Divide I have blogged many times before about the decline of moral values in America. We are falling off a cliff in that regard. Let’s face it: We have lost our moral compass as a society and it’s likely to get worse before it... Read more →


Analyzing the Effects of the Cancel Culture in the Workplace?

What are the Motivations of the Cancel Culture? According to Dictionary.com, “Cancel culture is the popular practice of withdrawing support for (canceling) public figures or companies after doing something offensive or deemed to be so by one group or another.” When someone has been “canceled,” it means they cease to... Read more →


The Time is Right to Rethink the Value of the Cancel Culture

The Cancel Culture: Did Obama Get It Right? Several weeks ago, former President Barack Obama was interviewed about youth activism at the Obama Foundation summit. He took on the woke culture that is spreading among the younger generations by saying: “This idea of purity and you’re never compromised and your... Read more →


Cancel Culture at Work in Randolph, N.J. School Board Decision to Delete Holidays from the Calendar

Being “Woke” is Used as an Excuse to Stifle the Free Speech of Others The Randolph, New Jersey Board of Education vote to remove the names of all holidays from the school calendar and replace them with “Day Off” illustrates how far down the black hole the cancel culture has... Read more →