The concept of a national guaranteed minimum income has been around for some time. It gained a lot of popularity in conjunction with Andrew Yang’s 2020 Democratic presidential campaign. Like most I have for a long time dismissed it as too far out. I’m having some second thoughts.
In one of his books the late Lee Iacocca stated that the American voters should demand that presidential candidates disclose who would be in their Cabinet if elected. Iacocca may have had some talent at selling Mustangs – more likely he was in the right place at the right time – but he was totally naïve (I’m being kind in my choice of words) when it came to being a major party presidential candidate. Major party candidates cannot disclose who would serve in their Cabinet and on their senior staff for a multitude of reasons; but op-ed writers can put out wish lists based on real world considerations. Let’s explore. Continue reading Some Of What Could Be
Very late Tuesday afternoon heading into the early evening I was at soccer practice with my oldest grandson. (Like most Americans I “wear a lot of hats” and without a doubt my favorite is grandfather.) That’s when the news started to come in of counsel withdrawing from the Roger Stone prosecution in protest. Later that evening I watched New Hampshire Primary results with my wife. I content that the timing of these events was not coincidental. Let’s explore. Continue reading Primary Cover?
I’m not sure quite why I titled this posting Debate Cover? Was it because today is the day of the New Hampshire Primary and Friday’s debate having happened at St. Anselm’s College so it was my last chance to publish it and still being timely? Was it because it was so much on my mind this Saturday afternoon that I had to commit it to paper? Was it because I thought Donald Trump timed phase one of his purge on a day he knew the press would make the debate the top story? Regardless of my motivation, let’s explore. Continue reading Debate Cover?
Tonight the Democrats are holding their sixth debate of the 2020 campaign in Los Angles. As of this writing with hours to go before the field is set seven candidates have qualified. They are: Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, Elizabeth Warren and Andrew Yang. Of the six candidates I feel have at least an outside shot at the nomination only Corry Booker did not make the cut. Some are making a big deal out of the fact that the field lacks diversity. My reply is: Are you serious? Let’s explore. Continue reading Lack Of Diversity?