Tag Archives: Marco Rubio

Debunking Myths

Today I want to debunk a couple of right wing myths and call, as Dr. Maddow would say, “Bullpucky” on a recent White House statement. Let’s explore. Continue reading Debunking Myths

Bought Bipartisan

I face two problems with today’s article: controlling my rage and keeping it brief enough. On Sunday October 15th The Washington Post published Scott Higham and Lenny Bernstein’s article The Opioid Epidemic: How Congress and the drug companies worked to neutralize the DEA. Later that evening the two lead segments of CBS’s 60 Minutes were dedicated to the same topic. The two news organizations had collaborated on the pieces. Let’s explore.   Continue reading Bought Bipartisan

Many Dots And Much Noise

The title of today’s posting is somewhat purloined from what have become two axioms for political junkies: connecting the dots and separating the signal from the noise. It is way early, but I want to talk about the coming 2020 Republican presidential primary. Yes, you read that correctly. Despite the fact that the White House is currently occupied by a non-term limited Republican who is giving the impression that he is already campaigning for 2020 I expect a Republican challenge and primary fight. Let’s explore. Continue reading Many Dots And Much Noise

No Cost = No Disincentive

Many years ago I was President of a trade association of retailers in an industry where shoplifting was a problem. The severity of the problem differed in large part based on how the member handled apprehended shoplifters. Donald Trump could learn a lesson from the experiences of my members. Let’s explore. Continue reading No Cost = No Disincentive

I’m Mostly Perplexed

Almost without exception Republican federal office holders have remained loyal to Donald Trump. My question is: Why? Let’s explore. Continue reading I’m Mostly Perplexed