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Catholic Leaders – Can We All Agree On This?

Mike Magee My college roomate wrote me yesterday. We graduated from LeMoyne College, a Jesuit run institution in Syracuse, NY in 1969. Our four years together during the height of the Vietnam war were consumed with issues of social justice led by LeMoyne faculty including Daniel Berrigan, S.J..  My roomate wrote, “It breaks my heart to keep hearing about the hundreds of children being kept […]

ACA – A Ticking Time Bomb For Republicans.

Mike Magee Watching the Amy Conan Barrett hearings last week, I couldn’t help but wonder who exactly was running the Republican Death Star at the moment. Specifically the Supreme Court candidate’s vulnerability based on an outspoken disdain for the ACA seemed to release a quiet, below-the-surface, Democratic  scream “Go ahead. Make our day!” For nearly […]

Nature Magazine: Trump has taken an axe to our Democracy.

Mike Magee A month ago, I catalogued the actions of the editorial boards of Scientific American and Science in their historic endorsements of Joe Biden for President. This week Nature magazine goes one step further in expressing regret for their statement of tolerance in 2016 when they wrote, “US democracy was designed with safeguards intended […]

“The Magnitude of this Failure is Astonishing.” – The NEJM Cluster.

Mike Magee “Here in the United States, our leaders have failed that test. They have taken a crisis and turned it into a tragedy.” …and that’s just the first paragraph. From the last paragraph: “Anyone else who recklessly squandered lives and money in this way would be suffering legal consequences. Our leaders have largely claimed […]

The History of Presidential Health, Succession, and the 25th Amendment in 15 slides.

Mike Magee DOWNLOAD SLIDE DECK PDF In 2019 I taught a course at the President’s College at the University of Hartford titled “The President’s Health and the 25th Amendment.” The questions raised then are now prescient and include: 1. What is the 25th Amendment?2. How do you define “inability” and who defines it?3. Has Presidential […]

Pfizer CEO Should Distance Himself From Trump.

Mike Magee The executive team on the 18th floor at 42nd and 2nd Avenue had to be shifting in their seats a bit on Tuesday night as they heard the President of the United States assure the American public that Pfizer will very soon (maybe even in October) come to the rescue with a miraculous […]

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