During my early December trip to Washington DC and New York the streets were crowded and restaurants were packed with Holiday Celebrants. San Bernardino dominated the news but none of the travelers or "locals" I met seemed overly concerned. None where concerned enough to change their plans.
My random sampling of opinions found no widespread fear -- just a desire for smarter government security rather than just more government security.
Presidents and brain surgeons have one thing in common – experience matters.
But there's a vast difference in the experience required to be the singular Chief Executive Officer – the President, the leader of all the people and a surgeon.
Would any hospital allow a surgery intern to perform brain surgery or allow a surgical resident to operate without the active and immediate supervision of a "board certified" surgeon? Of course they won't.
It's no different with President.
The shooting of Congresswoman Gabby Gifford even elicited a brief debate among her Congressional colleagues over the conflicting priorities of the Constitutional "right to own and bear firearms" and the Declaration of Independence's assertion of the "right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness".
But even then Congress failed to act.
Donald Trump Thinks like the CEO of a Major Corporation.
He is articulating the objective (goal) and then listing the major obstacles that must be overcome to reach it.
There was a buzz in the checkout line at the grocery store – even the gym. Heads were nodding in agreement whether people were politically to right or left of Trump.
If health management is the focus of our modern healthcare system, doesn't it make sense for the doctor to encourage my active and engaged life-style – maintaining my weight, blood pressure, blood sugar – rather than condescendingly telling me I am in denial?
True, earthquake is an ever present risk in California. But the odds of a veteran being hurt by falling debris in pending seismic retrofit VA housing are infinitesimal compared to odds of his being injured, murdered, contracting a serious illness or starving while spending another year or two sleeping on the streets.