I was fortunate enough to have graduated from what then was one of the top 25 schools in the world in my major. Despite that I think I learned some of my most valuable lessons in life in sports. There is an old adage in baseball: Sometimes the best trade is the one you don’t make. With that in mind let’s explore. Continue reading No Need To Make A Deal
Tag Archives: John Kelly
Another Swamp Scandal
I guess in a lot of ways I’m like most consumers of American political news. OK, perhaps a little more obsessed. Well, a lot more obsessed. In any event several times a week an item comes to my attention that really riles me. That occurred again last Friday and I wanted to discuss it with you today. Continue reading Another Swamp Scandal
I’m Not Quite Certain
Not for the first time the inspiration for an article are the first two lines to the Buffalo Springfield 1966 hit, For What It Is Worth.
There’s something happening here,
What it is ain’t exactly clear
Trump is up to something and I’m not quite certain what it is. Let’s explore. Continue reading I’m Not Quite Certain
Oh, By The Way
Last week the failure in Hanoi and Michael Cohen’s triple play certainly kept us occupied. However, there was much, much more. In the following paragraphs I’d like to cover a few other events. Let’s explore. Continue reading Oh, By The Way
Am I Supposed To Be Upset?
People tend to leave administrations between the mid-term election and New Year’s Day of the following year. For many two years of high level government service is enough. They may well want to get out of the pressure cooker or simply cash in via the revolving door. I haven’t done a study (and don’t intent to) so I cannot unequivocally state whether they are leaving the Trump administration at a greater rate than normal. Considering the positions that were never filled (mainly because Trump never bothered to nominate or hire someone in the first place) and all the previous departures I have to guess the Trump exodus is on the high side. The bottom line is that this administration has served the nation more poorly than perhaps any of its predecessors. There are several hotspot countries that don’t even have an American ambassador because Trump never bothered to nominate one. My question is just how concerned I should be about the departures. Come along and ponder that with me. Continue reading Am I Supposed To Be Upset?