The Death of Honor

Analysis and Opinion By JoeAm Honor is a quality of character that attaches to moral guideposts such as patriotism, truth, or courage. It is appreciation attached to people who act well. The problem is that honor can be relative. For example, it’s possible to be honorable by supporting insurrection, if you are a rebel . … Continue reading

Manny Pacquiao, lightweight or heavyweight?

Analysis and Opinion By JoeAm Presidential candidate Manny Pacquiao has surprised a lot of people in the early rounds of his candidacy. Calm, composed, measuring the distance and speed of his opponents. Jabbing, defending. Moving easily around the ring. I have to admit a bias. There are only three decent 2022 presidential candidates in my … Continue reading

Pinks versus VP Robredo

Analysis and Opinion By JoeAm Let’s consider the charge by Pinks (alleged Robredo supporters) that VP Robredo “compromised” in putting together her Senate slate. Never was a description – an accusation by some – so off-target. The tag totally misses what Robredo is trying to do. First, let’s consider fundamental elements of the VP’s work: … Continue reading

When we stop being opposed, can we build something for a change?

Analysis and Opinion By JoeAm Opposition to President Duterte is creating some strange happenings. For one thing, people who helped him for five years suddenly grew integrity, or a conscience, and started pointing fingers at him. Or a different way to express their opportunism, more likely. Then, amusingly enough, we have Trillanes and Colmenares on … Continue reading

Guesses are not knowledge, they’re bets

Analysis and Opinion By Joe America Have you noticed that civilization has gone uncivilized? The reason for it is fairly simple. Social media have taught us that we can feel good if someone likes our opinion. There are scientific concepts and words that can be used to explain how the brain generates chemicals as effective … Continue reading