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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?

Huge Dilemma Or Another Distraction

The Republicans wheeled out their long awaited repeal and replace health care plan last week. As expected it certainly didn’t live up to their rhetoric. Is there another aspect at play? Let’s explore. Continue reading Huge Dilemma Or Another Distraction

The GOP Is Killing Americans

Were you shocked by the title of today’s posting? I certainly hope you were. Unfortunately too many Americans are not sufficiently shocked to vote the Republicans out of office at the state level where most of the carnage is taking place. This is not the first time I have contended that the Republicans are hazardous to our collective health; perhaps Americans will do something about it this November. Continue reading The GOP Is Killing Americans

Business Decision Or Economic Domestic Terrorism?

On Tuesday Aetna Insurance announced that in 2017 it would not participate in the health care exchanges in 11 of the 15 states that it had in 2016. At first glance it was perceived as a big blow to Obamacare. It was certainly portrayed as such and as evidence of the unraveling of Obamacare in the right wing echo chamber. Things are not always what they appear to be on the surface. This situation demands a deeper dive. Let’s do it together. Continue reading Business Decision Or Economic Domestic Terrorism?