When I was in QA, I learned about root cause analysis. We were taught the 7 whys method. Ask why until you get to the bottom line, which 7 happens to be the magic number. The answer is usually one of the following: failure of design, failure of leadership, failure of procedure, failure of craftsman. Much of Mom’s family blindly votes Democrat. After speaking on the phone with Mom, I thought of a fun idea. Try the seven whys with Democrats on any issue, and see what they say.