While we are all distracted with Trump’s tweets and Russiagate he and his minions are doing severe damage to our federal government that will be with us long after they have exited the scene. In his defense it may well be due to his ignorance. I’m an old baseball fan (some days I feel the operative word is old). I remember when Marge Schott owned the Cincinnati Reds. Famously she once wanted to fire all their scouts. In the bliss of her ignorance she declared, “All they do is sit around and watch ball games.” Allow me to expand on that. Continue reading Who Needs Scouts?
If you doubt there is a war on public education going on under the Trump administration you simply haven’t been paying attention. It is nothing new; Republicans have been opponents of public education for years. In states like North Carolina, where the Republicans took control in 2011 we have been living with it for years. With Trump’s inauguration and Mike Pence’s tie breaking Senate vote to confirm Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education it went national in 2017. Let’s explore. Continue reading Betsy’s War
It is the afternoon of Tuesday February 7, 2017 as I write this. The Senate of the United States of America made both history and a tragic mistake earlier this afternoon. My guess is that one Republican Senator reneged on their word. Let’s explore. Continue reading Who Is The Coward? 50 Suspects
This is the time of year that business gurus often do a column on what will be the hot investment opportunities of the New Year. I’m doing something along those lines with political business opportunities under a Trump administration. I don’t think it will do my readers much good since the number one requirement, other than capital to invest, is being amoral (which will put align you with Trump and his team). Continue reading Trump Opportunities
By some measures the pinnacle of my business career was reached in a privately held company. My friend owned it and I was operationally in charge. All I had to do was call him, discuss what I wanted to do, get his approval and it was a done deal. In reality most of the time he didn’t want to be bothered and gave me a free rein; that is what he paid me for and I appreciated his confidence. Donald Trump is about to learn the many differences between a private company where you spent your adult life as the boss’s favorite kid or the boss and running the federal government. He does seem to have already learned one lesson. Let’s explore. Continue reading Low On Energy?