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?
This is a cutting through the malarkey and airing a decades old pet peeve article. It was recently brought into the news by virtue of a major hack at the consumer credit reporting bureau Equifax. Along with their two major competitors Trans Union and Experian they have been giving the American consumer a raw deal for at least my entire adult life. Let’s explore. Continue reading In The Long Run Nothing Will Change
A newspaper publisher friend of mine often tells the story of a mentor of his who liked to say that, “The good old days weren’t really that good after all.” In reality they simply are not coming back. A lot of Trump voters and still (for the time being anyway) Trump supporters would be wise to heed those words. Let’s explore. Continue reading Nostalgic Nitwits
Demographics are an interesting factor in elections. Good campaign managers spend hours studying the cross tabs in polls trying to discover patterns of voter behavior. While we all belong to several different demographics, as you begin to slice and dice the electorate the largest single demographic is women. The Trump campaign, and by extension the Republican Party seems to be doing everything possible to alienate them. Let’s explore. Continue reading No Room For Women
A question that has to keep reoccurring to an observer of the 2016 presidential race is: Is Donald Trump a racist? In my mind the answer is not simple and clear cut; let’s explore. Continue reading Is Donald Trump A Racist?