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It’s All About the Narrative

It’s All About the Narrative

To claim that today’s news stories are more narrative than reporting is hardly a revelation.  Saunter through news sources – television, internet, your favorite podcast, or from your Facebook friends, and you will see different narratives crafted around the same facts.  The narratives quote facts, real facts, but reach contradictory conclusions.  As you read through today’s news stories, it pays to be attentive to the underlying narrative the reporter or the network is telling you.   For example, it can be alleged that the…

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HCQ: Path to Freedom or Dilemma for the Vulnerable

HCQ: Path to Freedom or Dilemma for the Vulnerable

*Please note, this is written by a retiree on Medicare.* The dilemma for the Medicare crowd in the face of Covid-19 is a way to confidently return to normal recognizing that “Slowing the Spread” and “Flattening the Curve” did not mean the virus would miraculously disappear.  It meant protecting the health care from an overwhelming surge of sick patients.  That means the virus must run its course and positive cases will continue albeit slowly. What are those of us in our later…

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No, Mothers Should Not Be Compensated For Housework

No, Mothers Should Not Be Compensated For Housework

Last weekend, the New York Times published an op-ed piece titled “Forget Pancakes. Pay Mothers.” The author argued that the domestic duties that mother’s perform like changing diapers, cooking, and cleaning should be compensated. This sentiment is nothing new. In fact, it is nothing more than a recycled agenda from the Equal Rights Amendment era of the 1970s.  Nearly 50 years after this debate started and the feminists still haven’t figured out that mothers are already compensated for their household…

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