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Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.
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Ed Gurowitz has a degree in Psychology and has worked as a neuropsychology researcher, a psychotherapist, and an organizational psychologist.

He is currently working as a management and leadership specialist, consulting, training, and coaching with leading companies. He is a long-time student of religion and spirituality and is currently co-authoring a book on the unity of the world’s religions and how institutional religion counters that unity.

Entries by Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D.

The Left Needs a Tea Party

(1) Comments | Posted November 5, 2014 | 3:14 PM

Over the past decade or so, political discourse, such as it ever was, has given way to increasingly strident positionality. On the Right, this came with the rise of the Tea Party, but there has been no concomitant phenomenon on the Left since the Civil Rights/Anti-War movement of the '70s....

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Who Does the NRA Work For?

(15) Comments | Posted January 23, 2013 | 5:32 PM

So there is this device that is in widespread use -- almost every family has at least one. Used carelessly or incorrectly it can do damage or even create lethal effects. It is often used in the commission of crimes, and theft of the device itself is a common crime.

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Climate Change -- The Long and Short of It

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2012 | 11:43 AM

In the long run, the question of how much human activities are contributing to climate change is an important one. While a substantial majority of climate scientists agree that overuse of fossil fuels and other factors do contribute significantly, the possibility remains, however slim or substantial you might...

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Collaboration and Compromise

(0) Comments | Posted December 4, 2012 | 3:33 PM

Occasionally, to make a point, a pundit or Internet troll will pompously assert that the United States "is a republic, not a democracy." The occasion for this sophistry is usually when something that the majority of people favor goes against what the writer wants. Well, the statement is...

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Mandate or Not, the Voters Have Spoken

(1) Comments | Posted November 16, 2012 | 1:16 PM

As you would expect, last week's election results have led to an enormous amount of opining from both sides on what it all means. There is debate on whether a margin of 2.5 percent in the popular vote constitutes a mandate or not, and in my view you...

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Climate Change Is Not an Opinion

(3) Comments | Posted November 13, 2012 | 2:48 PM

For at least 400 years, "science" has been defined as knowledge gained through study or learning acquired through the scientific method. Initially, this definition made scientific knowledge the property of a very small number of people who had access to universities and libraries or who could establish private...

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Baseball, Politics, and Leadership

(0) Comments | Posted October 30, 2012 | 3:29 PM

The Giants' amazing performance in the World Series has got me thinking -- baseball is a pretty interesting game on a lot of counts. For one thing, while playing the game requires a team of nine players, a baseball club is not a team in the same way...

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Who's Carrying Whom?

(1) Comments | Posted April 18, 2011 | 5:12 PM

As I've mentioned, my recent columns taking issue with economic policies advocated particularly by the right wing of the GOP have garnered a great deal of criticism from those on the other side of the political spectrum, which is to be expected. This criticism divides into two not particularly equal...

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The Right Should Be Careful What They Wish for

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2011 | 6:29 PM

As the controversy and demonstrations in Wisconsin continue, it occurs to me that the Tea Party and the Right in this country might be well advised to be careful what they wish for.

It's hard for me to believe that anyone would be naïve enough to think that if we...

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Something's Happening Here

(0) Comments | Posted February 21, 2011 | 6:57 PM

"Something's happening here, what it is ain't exactly clear"

Recent events make those Buffalo Springfield lyrics from the '70's seem to spring to mind. It's probably too soon to make any solid conclusions, but events in North Africa and the Middle East suggest that something very real may...

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It's Time for a Return to Civility

(1) Comments | Posted January 28, 2011 | 5:42 PM

I'll start with a clean-up. In my earlier column on the Tucson shootings I had a number of my facts wrong and several readers pointed this out.. The weapon used was not an automatic, it was a standard hand gun, and the ammunition was not special ammo -...

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We've Come a Long Way in 50 Years

(1) Comments | Posted January 24, 2011 | 12:51 PM

It's been exactly 50 years since John F. Kennedy gave his first State of the Union address, the speech in which he announced an American commitment to putting a man on the moon and bringing him back safely by the end of the decade of the '60's. It was not...

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A Little Girl, a Federal Judge, and a Congresswoman

(43) Comments | Posted January 19, 2011 | 5:28 PM

Let's start with full disclosure: I own guns, a rifle, several shotguns, and a hand gun. I am not anti-gun, and I am pro-gun control. By that I mean that I favor restricting gun ownership to weapons and ammunition that can legitimately be used for sport, hunting, or self-defense. I...

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The GOP in 2012: Dirty Politics at its Worst

(4) Comments | Posted December 6, 2010 | 2:53 PM

For all the niceties of form that are observed once candidates are elected to office, electoral politics is and always has been a nasty business, and neither party or end of the political spectrum has clean hands in that regard. Maybe it's an inevitable side effect of the political system,...

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Political Campaigns -- It's Time for a Change

(3) Comments | Posted November 8, 2010 | 2:21 PM

As I write this column, the mid-term election is only days away -- by the time you read it it will be over, or nearly so. People I talk to, from every part of the country, are unanimous in saying they will breathe a sigh of relief when it's over,...

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The First Amendment and Hate Speech

(32) Comments | Posted October 18, 2010 | 4:54 PM

I don't know anyone worth taking seriously who is not in favor of freedom of speech. "First Amendment Rights," while not absolute (see "shouting 'fire' in a crowded theater"), are probably the most sacred Constitutional guarantee of all to an overwhelming majority of Americans.

It gets hard, though, when that...

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Labor Unions, the Economy, and the EFCA

(10) Comments | Posted September 8, 2010 | 1:30 PM

In addition to the usual melancholy associated with the "official end of summer," this year's Labor Day observance brings with it, for me at least, a particularly poignant reminder of the current state of the economy in the US in general and in Nevada in particular.

Labor unions, once a...

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Nevada Senate Race -- NV Can't Afford Sharron Angle

(1) Comments | Posted September 7, 2010 | 12:45 PM

There's an old expression -- "yellow dog Democrat" -- to describe a voter who is such a dyed-in-the-wool Democrat that he or she would sooner vote for a yellow dog than for a Republican. I'm not sure what the equivalent expression is on the GOP side, but whatever it is...

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Are We Moving Toward a Clan Society?

(23) Comments | Posted August 23, 2010 | 1:11 PM

The controversy over the Park51 Islamic cultural and religious center in New York has generated controversy that is way out of proportion to any rational assessment of its importance. The so-called "Mosque at Ground Zero" is neither -- it is a community center with a prayer space located three blocks...

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Nevada Politics Makes Strange Bedfellows

(0) Comments | Posted August 16, 2010 | 2:19 PM

The origin of the phrase "politics makes strange bedfellows" is obscure - most likely it is a 19th Century paraphrase of Shakespeare's line in The Tempest, "Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows." Whatever its origins, the phrase has never been more true than this year, in Nevada.

First, a...

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