The similarities between Watergate and Russiagate are astounding. Besides, Watergate is a great frame of reference for baby boomers and students of history in general. The guiding words the anonymous source Deep Throat gave crusading investigative reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein of the Washington Post were, “Follow the money.” That has become an unofficial mantra for all us amateur Russiagate sleuths. Today I’m suggesting a modification: Follow the rubles. Let’s explore. Continue reading Follow The Rubles
Over the past few days I’ve noticed several “dots” somewhat hidden in the news. I think I may have connected them and if so I have a prediction to make. Let’s explore. Continue reading On Base: Donald Trump
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
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?
In order to solve international problems a political leader often needs international support. On July 4th North Korea gave America what it described as a present by test launching an ICBM. The juxtaposition of those two facts doesn’t look good for America. Let’s explore. Continue reading Image Matters