Perspectives

Polls and pundits missed signs pointing to a Trump win

November 14, 2016
By Dr. Michael O. Slobodchikoff

On Nov. 10, a strange site was seen on television screens across the United States.  President-elect Donald Trump was visiting the White House, and was welcomed by current President Barack Obama.  Just three days earlier, President Obama had been on the campaign trail, telling audiences that Donald Trump was not qualified to be president of…

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. . . the Spirit to Soar

November 10, 2016
By Michael Orlofsky

Some of the most enduring lessons of my life I learned at the 50-yard line of a football field. In high school, I played sports for the Boiling Springs (Pa.) Bubblers. That’s right . . . we were the Bubblers—unabashedly, our mascot was a bubble. Our school colors were purple and gold. As I look…

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Separating fact from fiction and opinion in a news story

October 27, 2016
By Steve Stewart

Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts,” said Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a professor, politician and statesman who advised four presidents of both parties.

His statement reminds us that we should seek the facts and base our opinions on them. But that’s not as simple as it seems today, when…

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