I am not an expert historian on presidential cabinets but I have to think Trump’s is one of, if not, the worst ever assembled. Without referring to physical appearance, it reminds me of the bar room scene in Star Wars; which begs the question: Should Disney sue Trump? Let’s explore. Continue reading Should Disney Sue Trump?
As I write this on a sunny Monday morning the “political weather forecast” includes two major storms for later this week: Michael Cohen’s Congressional testimony and Kim Jung-un’s opening of a cleaners in Hanoi with Donald Trump as his exclusive customer. What I want to do today is share a couple of recent stories that piqued my interest. Let’s explore. Continue reading Sharing Before The Storms
I just added The Common Good by Robert Reich to the Recommended Reading List. This effort by current Cal-Berkley professor and former Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton may be just a tad Pollyannaish but it is nonetheless hopeful and correct. Reich asks people to set aside greed and self-interest instead to focus on what is good for us as a collective America.
From the early days of the 2016 race knowledgeable political observers of all stripes were saying that Donald Trump was unqualified to hold the office of the presidency. In fact many, including leading Republicans, viewed his candidacy as a joke and/or publicity stunt. (I still think it may have begun as a publicity stunt and then morphed into something real almost by accident. Many in the Trump campaign never expected to win as late as the afternoon of Election Day.) Time has proven him to be unquestionably unqualified, unwilling to learn and increasingly unstable. The Constitution has a provision for handling such a situation. It is the 25th Amendment. The question is do we have enough patriots in the Cabinet to invoke it. Let’s explore. Continue reading 14 For 24?
As with most scandals/cover-ups the major questions swirling around Russiagate are: who knew what and when they knew it. It appears that Russiagate will be the demise of the Trump administration, similarly the questions are: how and when will it occur. While I await the definitive answers with the rest of the world I think I have a good idea of a major catalyst for Trump’s ultimate demise. Let’s explore. Continue reading Questions And A Portend