2020: Invest In The American P...

May 20, 2020 by

Tom Watkins With just six months until the November Presidential election, a heavy fog of partisanship has already descended. And it...

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COVID-19 – Stimulus towards In...

Apr 29, 2020 by

Tom Watkins Is America  ready to safely escape the four walls of our home and get back to enjoying the world as it used to be? We all...

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President Trump’s Tyranny of S...

Apr 17, 2020 by

We have watched him through the 2016 Presidential campaign and election and now well into 3+ years of his presidency – comments and...

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Trump Breaks The China

Apr 15, 2020 by

The US, under President Trump has gone on overdrive to try to reset our nation’s geopolitical policies and direction with China. It...

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Covid-19 – Trump Can’t S...

Apr 14, 2020 by

A healthy society cannot be built on lies. Instead, it must be built on a foundation of truth, facts, morals and science. Yet, today...

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In the Age of COVID-19: Lesson...

Apr 10, 2020 by

With a death toll from the coronavirus reaching towards a possible May zenith, sheltering in place provides us with...

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Covid-19 in Rural Michigan/Ame...

Apr 6, 2020 by

By Tom Watkins  The focus of the coronavirus has been largely concentrated in densely-populated urban areas...

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The World Should Learn From Pr...

Apr 2, 2020 by

A crisis is a terrible thing to waste.  Seventeen years ago, again in China, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (Sars) swept over...

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Xenophobia And Cyber-Bullying

Apr 1, 2020 by

The destructive nature of misplaced blame has been hallmarks of the American political scene since the founding of our nation. Rather...

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Michigan’s Chinese/American Co...

Mar 28, 2020 by

There is nothing more American than fellow citizens volunteering to help out their neighbors in a time of need.   Greek...

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Let’s Remember: We Are ALL in ...

Mar 27, 2020 by

As we attempt to prepare for the worst and hope for the best with COVID-19, it might be wise to recall what the French...

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Finding Meaning, Making a Diff...

Mar 26, 2020 by

Connectivity among humans is critical in times of crisis.  It seems that I have been living with Covid-19 – the pandemic...

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Covid -19: We Are Only As Stro...

Mar 19, 2020 by

Tom Watkins As I shelter in place – going out only for food, medicines, or to help a neighbor – I am touched by the positive stories...

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Covid-19: Issues affecting Edu...

Mar 17, 2020 by

by Tom Watkins As a former Michigan State Superintendent of Schools, State Mental Health...

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Get Ready America.

Mar 16, 2020 by

Tom Watkins brings a unique perspective to the Covid-19 or coronavirus crisis. He has an eclectic career including serving as the...

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Schools Are Closing – Th...

Mar 15, 2020 by

Learning does not need to end simply because your school has been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Schools and universities...

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Coronavirus, Xenophobia and Fe...

Mar 11, 2020 by

Humans fear the unknown.  There is an underlying xenophobia in America and it does not take much to expose it. The...

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CORONAVIRUS/China Lessons

Mar 4, 2020 by

We are currently in the eye of the storm with the coronavirus (COVID-19) causing a health and economic pandemic across the globe. The...

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Coronavirus – a Spark?

Feb 29, 2020 by

Fear, anger, frustration has washed over China since the coronavirus went public. Local Chinese government officials sought to cover...

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Elections: America’s Democrati...

Oct 28, 2019 by

What happens in China does not stay in China. The relationship between China and the USA is the most important bilateral relationship...

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