The other item that struck a chord with me was the so-called "debate" among many of the Republicans running for President on Fox News last week. I purposely avoided watching what I was certain was going to be a bit of a circus. From all reports my assumption turned out to be correct. Donald Trump gained the most attention for his exchanges with moderator Megyn Kelly. For the most part nothing of substance was discussed and certainly wasn't debated in any sense. With all of the things that could have been debated, such as the economy, how to replace or modify Obamacare, the ongoing problems in the Middle East, our own national infrastructure problems, and so many other topics, the session descended into name calling.