I Was Not So Surprised
Nov15

I Was Not So Surprised

The election outcome should not have been a surprise. We should have recognized the uncertainty produced by anger and deep divisions on many issues. The “establishment” Republican party seemed to be in shambles. The Democratic party did not recognize that it had lost its traditional labor base. Donald Trump was an unusual candidate who won by presenting himself as an agent of change to a new coalition of voters. He was not encumbered...

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Pursuing the Triple Aim With An “I-Thou” Mindset
Nov08

Pursuing the Triple Aim With An “I-Thou” Mindset

You might think that I am at a disadvantage posting this article on election day. The analysts and most of the polls suggest that Clinton will probably be the winner, but all of them are hedging their calls. I place the most confidence in Nate Silver at 538. I am writing with the belief that what will make the biggest difference to patients over the next four years will not be determined by the election or in Washington, but will be...

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