In a 2015 poll, 30 percent of Republicans and 20 percent of Democrats supported bombing the country of Agrabah. No such country exists, except in the Disney film Aladdin. Public opinion, when uninformed, can be dangerous.

Politicians often cite “public opinion” to make their case. In a democracy, informed public…

“Some days are diamonds, some days are stones” goes the song John Denver made popular in 1981, but the truth is many days that are stones offer diamonds too. “Life is a hard teacher” someone said, “first comes the experience and then the lesson.” My teacher was melanoma. …

Terry Newell

Terry focuses on leadership, ethics, and decision making. He believes that “you gotta have a dream if you wanna have a dream come true.”

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