Philadelphia Reflections

The musings of a physician who has served the community for over six decades

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Last night, I was honored to receive the Republican nomination for a seat in the state Assembly, to represent the district where I have lived for over fifty years.

How They Do It in Delaware

Founding Fathers

Come to think of it, the nation's smallest state still does things the way the Founding Fathers did them, sort of confirming my feeling that population growth is the source of our trouble. Correction: the failure to adjust to population growth is our trouble.

They really do "bury the hatchet" in Lewes, Delaware, and they really do get the candidates, victor and vanquished, to ride around the town square in Georgetown, Delaware after the election is over. The implication is, of course, there was a hatchet in use, and yet the two candidates can be cheerful gentlemen afterward.

Originally published: Wednesday, September 25, 2013; most-recently modified: Thursday, July 25, 2019