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Master Dealmaker?

Donald Trump holds himself forth as a genius when it comes to making deals. (“I alone can do this.”) One of his claims to fame is co-authoring the book The Art of the Deal which, of course, he is the star of. In reality he is a lousy dealmaker. Let’s explore. Continue reading Master Dealmaker?

Budgets And Culture

I have spent considerable time revealing many of President Trump’s early actions for the empty words they are. That is not to say that he can’t have a dramatic effect on how America’s federal government functions. Today I’d like to explore that a bit with you. Continue reading Budgets And Culture

The Enshrinement Of Frances Perkins

I guess I need to start this posting off with an apology: I’m sorry it took me this long to recognize what a progressive Frances Perkins was! If you somehow combined progressive and glass ceiling smasher is one word a picture of Perkins would accompany it in the dictionary. Continue reading The Enshrinement Of Frances Perkins

A Win For Now

As the weekend was coming to a close I was mentally budgeting time and space for this week’s articles. Suddenly a newsflash came across that changed a lot of planning and, at least temporarily, for the positive. Sunday the Army Corps of Engineers announced it was declining the request for an easement to build part of the Dakota Access Pipeline under Lake Oahe which is part of the Missouri River system. The victory may well be temporary but it is, at least in the moment, impactful. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Win For Now

Administration Or Criminal Enterprise

On October 1st this site published an article entitled Don Trump in which I asserted that Trump was acting like a mafia don and running his businesses like a criminal enterprise. As his administration starts to take form it looks like he intends to run it like his businesses; in fact it may be difficult to differentiate the two. Effectively the Trump administration will be run for the financial benefit of Donald (a/k/a Don) Trump not the American people. Let’s explore. Continue reading Administration Or Criminal Enterprise