My Sunday article tradition is to write about the big political story of the preceding week. Last week I feel there was two of equal importance. One got a lot of press; the other flew largely under the radar. They had to do primarily with the actions of a Donald, Jr. and of Don McConnell along with the reaction of Don Trump. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Tale Of Two Dons
As the Trump administration fumbles its way to what I anticipate will be an inglorious ending it is difficult not to compare it with two failed Republican presidencies of my lifetime. As I write this Trump is in the air on his way back from the G20 meetings in Hamburg, Germany. His actions to date remind me very much of those of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. Let’s explore. Continue reading Three Of A Kind?
There are always more things on my mind than days of the week. Many thoughts make it to my notes but not to this site. Most days I write about a single topic in at least some detail. Today I’d like to give mention to several. Let’s explore. Continue reading Clearing Some Backlog
I just finished reading the third in a series of books meant to challenge my liberal beliefs and more importantly understand what motivated Donald Trump voters. Somewhere in the near future all three of them will reach the Recommended Reading list. I’m still as liberal as ever. However the books, coupled with my upbringing in the Rust Belt, made me pause just a bit and understand how people could end up voting for Trump. I know they made a disastrous decision which was neither in their best interest nor America’s. Understanding doesn’t necessitate agreement. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Path Forward – Part Four
No person has every talent necessary to run something as large and complex as the American federal government. Knowing your weaknesses and getting people on your staff that can plug those holes is a large part of being a competent manager. The technological advances that have come with the passage of time only exacerbated that challenge. President Trump and I are close in age and have a very similar education from world class management schools. When we were in school the laptop computer didn’t exist. As President he has the entire federal bureaucracy at his disposal. A competent manger would use that to his advantage. Donald Trump is incompetent. Let’s explore. Continue reading My President Is Pitifully Incompetent