Tag: Doctor

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are thrilled to hear House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi state she will run for Speaker of the House if Democrats win back the majority.  It’s hard to imagine a better talking point for GOP candidates.  They also cringe as Vice President Mike Pence gives a shout out to former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio during a visit to Arizona, noting Arpaio’s controversial record and how he would be a sure-fire loser if nominated for the U.S. Senate.  And they’re not exactly shocked to learn that Donald Trump dictated the glowing, over-the-top letter released by his doctor in the 2016 campaign that vowed he would be the healthiest person ever to be president of the United States.

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When people are at their doctor’s office or in the hospital, often they let questions go unanswered because they feel the doctors and nurses are too busy or unwilling to talk to them. It may be something that the patient thinks will seem silly to the healthcare professional, or merely a concern that slipped their […]

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Hail to the Chef


When someone manages to get through medical school and earn the title of “Doctor,” I have no trouble addressing that person in that manner for the rest of his or her life. Likewise, I’m happy to call Barack Obama “Mr. President” for the remainder of his term in office and for as long as one of us survives. (Okay, not exactly happy; more like resigned.)

But this idea of bestowing titles on people (often in perpetuity) needs some boundaries. Take the designation of “Chef.” I always thought it was a career description, but it has increasingly become the title that precedes or substitutes for the name, as in, “Here comes Chef Charles” or “Thank you for the delightful bean dip, Chef.” “Coach” is another title that has been bestowed on some with no sunset clause built in. One season as a coach of any team marks you as “Coach” for the rest of your days, in the same way a two-year stint as Ambassador to Guatemala dictates that you’ll take the “Ambassador” title to your grave.