I remember the duck and cover under a desk drills in school in preparation for a nuclear attack by the Soviet Union. That would have done about as much good as a Betsy DeVos led Department of Education. Out of that era came an international relations theory known by the acronym of MAD which stood for Mutually Assured Destruction. Decades later came a television series named Mad Men. That “mad” stood for Manhattan’s Madison Avenue which was the epicenter of the powerful advertising business in the 1960’s. Last week we may have seen a 2018 version of mad men (as in insane) and they may be engaged in mutually assured destruction only unlike various American Presidents and Soviet Premiers they may not be smart enough to avoid the mutual destruction. Let’s explore. Continue reading A MAD Week Starts 2018?
As has become a tradition at tellthetruthonthem.com, on Christmas Day we give out mythical gifts to several progressives. (It also makes for an easy “write ahead” article and gives me more time off to spend with family.) In no particular order here are this year’s recipients and their gifts. Continue reading Under The 2017 Xmas Tree
I’m not going to make any friends today and I’m going to upset some of my readers. I have some advice to give the Democratic Party that I liken to taking a medicine that is not tasty. It may be a bitter pill to swallow, the experience isn’t pleasant, but you are better off in the not too distant future. Here I go. Continue reading Time To Pass The Baton
I’m in one of my wheelhouses (fiscal policy and economics) again today. I want to discuss the subterfuge and contradiction of the Trump Tower Tax Cut. Let’s explore. Continue reading Keynesian Without Cause
I am among the many who often speak of the 25th Amendment solution to the removal of Donald Trump from the presidency. While I think impeachment is currently a long shot I feel resignation ala Richard Nixon is the probable outcome. In either of those cases Mike Pence becomes President of the United States. That is not a situation I look forward to. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Complicity, Simplicity And Hypocrisy Of Mike Pence