A few days ago I finished reading Sinclair Lewis’ 1935 novel It Can’t Happen Here. I have a policy against putting works of fiction on the Recommended Reading list or it would be a candidate. Most of my reading is non-fiction and most of that nerdy. Once in a while I need a break and indulge myself with a novel. It Can’t Happen Here is enjoying a resurgence because it looks eerily similar to the 2016 presidential campaign. Come along for a nickel tour. Continue reading Fictional Fright
Enthusiasm gap, passion gap or whatever verbiage you choose it certainly exists in the 2016 election and it is affecting polling if not the outcome. Let’s explore. Continue reading Emotions To Numbers
When you operate a country of over 320 million people with a two party political system expecting homogony is unrealistic. There are interest groups in either Party. The individual hierarchy of issues will vary by individual. Today’s version of the Republican Party has taken that principle to the breaking point and it is now time for them to either reinvent themselves or split up. To me it looks like the latter is the only viable option. Continue reading Irreconcilable Differences
Thursday I received an e-mail from Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren – well probably me and thousands of other people. I’m glad I did. I always like to hear from Warren. She is exceptionally intelligent; I respect her opinion and love her input. In this particular instance she reminded me of a Republican transgression that had gotten lost in the shuffle. Today I’d like to cover it with you. Continue reading GOP Cure For Zika: Poison Pills
In yesterday’s posting I correctly criticized Donald Trump’s economic advisory team for being glaringly weak and almost devoid of knowledge in certain economic areas. Monday he gave what his campaign billed as a major economic address to the Detroit Economic Club. During it he made a grandiose announcement that his daughter Ivanka Trump was supplementing the team and helping helped him put his plan together. Ivanka Trump? That makes me feel better; no it doesn’t! Continue reading Ivanka?