By some measures the pinnacle of my business career was reached in a privately held company. My friend owned it and I was operationally in charge. All I had to do was call him, discuss what I wanted to do, get his approval and it was a done deal. In reality most of the time he didn’t want to be bothered and gave me a free rein; that is what he paid me for and I appreciated his confidence. Donald Trump is about to learn the many differences between a private company where you spent your adult life as the boss’s favorite kid or the boss and running the federal government. He does seem to have already learned one lesson. Let’s explore. Continue reading Low On Energy?
The election is a week from today for someone like me who writes about politics on a daily basis that is both a welcome relieve and a challenge. For more than a year this election has supplied more material than I could possibly cover. Sadly much of it was scandal and innuendo with very little substantive policy. Hopefully this election will result in several books being written that I am looking forward to reading. I’ll outline a few of them today. Continue reading Future Reading?
If anyone is making a documentary based on the Republican Party on the evening of November 8th I have a suggestion for the soundtrack – Pick Up the Pieces. The Average White Band’s 1974 hit succinctly outlines the challenge that will be facing the GOP. Continue reading Picking Up The Pieces
As I often state, my biggest problem is not finding something to write about; it is deciding which topic to write about. Today’s article is a perfect example. I haven’t been off the planet since Friday; I simply had other pieces scheduled. Friday a video tape broke of Donald Trump making comments about women that I cannot quote on this site and still maintain my PG rating. Today I’d like to comment on the tape and Trump’s subsequent actions. Continue reading Boys Will Be Boys?
Donald Trump appears to be caught in a trap of his own making aided by his political stupidity and that of his team. My lack of respect for the late Ronald Reagan is well known to my regular readers. Yet, all Trump would have needed to do was follow Reagan’s advice on pivoting but he was too politically inept to. Continue reading Trump’s Trap