One Less Term in the Newspeak Dictionary?

The government has a rich history of creating Orwellian terms. To doctors and their patients they’ve bequeathed a few howlers, not least the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act“. My personal favorite is “Meaningful Use“. This term will surely require some definition and explanation. Meaningful Use was originally stitched into the “American Recovery and Reinvestment […]

The First Rule of Closing Arguments

The trending page on FB blew up this morning with news reports of a 31-year old former daycare provider in Virginia who was convicted of 13 felony and misdemeanor counts of child cruelty, assault, and battery. Sarah Jordan underwent a 3-day bench trial, meaning without a jury, during which time several former colleagues of hers testified that […]

A Collision Sport

“Football isn’t a contact sport, it’s a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sport” – Duffy Daugherty “I see a concussion movie every Sunday” – Richard Sherman Full disclosure: I have never played football.  I’ve played a few games of two-hand touch.  One time in elementary school I was lent a set of pads and a helmet […]