OHM Politics

Fingers of Blame

No, Donald Trump is not Mussolini. He is a wild, sociopathic American genius who has yanked the reins of a rampaging horse away from the monsters who spurred and whipped the beast into a mad-populist frenzy. Trump may be a sociopath, but he is not the one who tormented that horse into screaming, nostril agony. …

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Family Health Meniere's Television

Brain Fog

Three days ago I looked at the front page of this blog. Who Gives a Shit About Iowa? Have I not written anything since then? WTF? I’ve had several interesting conversations since writing that piece. I’ve had two or three good ideas (one of which will be applied to the next chapter of EPHN if …

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Philosophy

The Meaning of Conversation

“Most of us don’t listen with the intent to understand. We listen with the intent to reply”  Celeste Headlee 10 ways to have a better conversation In Other Words, you are doing it wrong. Facebook status backdated to the blog. I just really liked this TED talk and that quote. 

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Podcast Politics Religion

Smells like 1984 to Me

PBS News Hour: Egypt’s opposition forcibly muted five years since revolution Five years after the revolution that toppled the government, Egypt has yet to achieve the movement’s democratic ideals. But there are no more protests because protests are illegal. Freedom of speech curtailed, McCarthy-esque fear pervades under President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, with opposition parties persecuted and …

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