Today’s will be another of the catch up variety articles. Usually I refer to items left on the cutting room floor. Here we go with what didn’t fall that far. Continue reading Before I Sweep
I love baseball. I have since I was a little boy. One of my earliest memories is of watching Don Larsen throw a perfect game in the 1956 World Series. I was too young to have appreciated the feat but I knew something very special had happened. I am writing this on Sunday morning and my motivation is some things that happened in relation to Major League Baseball (MLB) over the past few days. They tie into policy and politics as I will outline below. Oh, and I’ll throw in a few other tidbits.
In sports to a large degree a coach is only as good as their players. Politics is similar. Joe Biden is the new “coach” and he has assembled some great talent around him. His Treasury Secretary is Janet Yellen. While the former guy had a Wall Street C-lister with a trophy wife at Treasury; Biden has one of the world’s best economists. Saturday the difference showed and it was the beginning of a win for America. Continue reading Yellin’ For Yellen
Since World War II, and arguably earlier, America has been the world’s leader. Until the Trump administration came along that is. Trump singlehandedly destroyed our world leadership position under the banner of America First which in his application meant America alone. Unilaterally giving up the number one slot only played into Vladimir Putin’s hands. Russia can only “advance in the standings” if the leaders come back to it. You have to wonder if that was an accident or an arrangement. All that aside the pandemic has presented the Biden administration for an opportunity to regain a position of global leadership.
Take Trump And The Points
I watched close to none of Tuesday’s Senate impeachment trial. I had better things to do. I view the trial like betting on a football game with a huge point spread. Trump will “lose on the field” yet be a winner for the gamblers. It will take 67 votes to convict. I do not see that happening. Last week the Senate voted on whether the impeachment was constitutional – the result was 55-45 that it was. Tuesday they took the same vote after according to even the right wing reports Trump’s lawyers basically vomited on their shoes. The result was almost the same at 56-44. When all is said and done the majority of Senators will vote guilty but that number will not reach the required two-thirds for conviction. Continue reading A Prudent Use Of Time And A Few Other Things