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A Seat At The Table

I’m old enough to remember when African-Americans were totally shut out of most governmental and business decision making bodies. Back then the initial objective was literally a seat at the table. They realized that they needed to be in the mix before they could make an impact; but that if they weren’t represented they weren’t even in the discussion. They worked hard to get those initial seats. Continue reading A Seat At The Table

Image Matters

In order to solve international problems a political leader often needs international support. On July 4th North Korea gave America what it described as a present by test launching an ICBM. The juxtaposition of those two facts doesn’t look good for America. Let’s explore. Continue reading Image Matters

My President Is An International Joke

Last week a tape of a public appearance by Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull became widely available in America. The tape was of a public appearance in Australia where Turnbull told a series of Donald Trump jokes that brought the house down in laughter. They were easy laughs; one step up from fart jokes. Such is the international perception of my President. What are the implications of that? Let’s explore. Continue reading My President Is An International Joke

It’s The End Of The World As We Knew It

Today’s posting is inspired by and its title is a takeoff on REM’s 1987 hit entitled: It’s the End of the World As We Know It. That line is both the song’s title and the oft repeated refrain. By changing the tense of one word is it perfectly sums up what damage Donald Trump has done to America’s global image in a succinct phrase. Let’s explore. Continue reading It’s The End Of The World As We Knew It

Insufficient Material

The other day I had another youthful flashback caused by American politics. Since 9/11 we talk about connecting the dots to find the answers we seek. Every day we are presented with multiple dots that don’t bode well for the Trump administration. With a little poetic license I will call them polka dots. That brought to mind Brian Hyland’s 1960 song, Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Polkadot Bikini. Let’s explore. Continue reading Insufficient Material