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I Am Sorry You Are Hurting/Martin Rosenfeld,JD

December 31, 2016

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An article appeared about mental health at https://themighty.com/2016/10/why-you-shouldnt-say-get-well-soon-to-a-chronically-ill-person/. The article cries out for sensitivity for those who are challenged by poor mental health. What one says and what one does not say is of great import. one suggestion is to say “I am sorry you are hurting.” The need for empathy is of great benefit for […]

Mediation and Freedom/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

December 19, 2016

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On a website called guyvorce.com, mediation and its virtues are extolled. There s a section on a benefit of mediation that is not often cited: i.e. that of freedom that comes from mediated divorce. What kind of freedom you ask? Here is a partial listing of a very creative outline: The first benefit of divorce […]

A Mediation “Takeaway” From the Trump Victory/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

December 12, 2016

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Professor Clifford Orwin, a faculty member of the University of Toronto, recently analyzed the US election at http://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/still-stunned-at-trumps-win-its-all-in-the-numbers/article33289872/. In his conclusion, the author stated that the easy part for Mr. Trump was to run on an agenda of “divide and conquer”. Now comes the crucial challenge; i.e. can President-elect Trump bring the American people back together. […]

Who Cares?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

December 5, 2016

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Rep. Paul Ryan was asked on “60 Minutes” if it bothered him that President-elect Trump tweets such fallacious claims such as the “fact” that millions of illegal votes went to Secretary Hillary Clinton in the recent election. His reaction was characterized my many as being roughly the following: ” Who cares. He has a job […]

The Blame Game/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

December 4, 2016

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An article appeared at TheHill.Com entitled “Dem Blame Game Rages Over Clinton Loss”. The article, written by Niall Stanage, contains the following quote by Jane Sanders, whose husband Bernie, contested Ms. Clinton for the Democratic nomination: “The Vermont senator’s wife, Jane Sanders, said in the days after the election that he would ‘absolutely’ have had a better […]