I remember the duck and cover under a desk drills in school in preparation for a nuclear attack by the Soviet Union. That would have done about as much good as a Betsy DeVos led Department of Education. Out of that era came an international relations theory known by the acronym of MAD which stood for Mutually Assured Destruction. Decades later came a television series named Mad Men. That “mad” stood for Manhattan’s Madison Avenue which was the epicenter of the powerful advertising business in the 1960’s. Last week we may have seen a 2018 version of mad men (as in insane) and they may be engaged in mutually assured destruction only unlike various American Presidents and Soviet Premiers they may not be smart enough to avoid the mutual destruction. Let’s explore. Continue reading A MAD Week Starts 2018?
Is it wishful thinking on my part or am I seeing the beginning of defiant patriotism when it comes to the relationship of the military and congressional Republicans with President Trump? That is the underlying story of last week and I’d like to explore it with you today. Continue reading Defiant Patriotism?
As if it weren’t already abundantly apparent the incoming Trump administration confirmed that they intend on playing the political game by their own set of rules when NBC News reported that Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, would have a West Wing position. When you elect a member of the Lucky Sperm Cell Club to the nation’s highest office what would you expect other than someone who will play by the rules he always has: the Lucky Sperm Cell Club’s rules? Continue reading Club Rules