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?
Today’s article is one way the Mueller probe may come to a crescendo. I can’t help but think that if I changed two words in the title (“coming” to current and “bomb” to a four letter word that violates my PG rating) I would have had to write an article about the Trump administration. Please read on and follow my speculation. Continue reading The Coming Cluster Bomb?
One of the problems with writing is that you never seem to take time off. I may be doing whatever when suddenly a thought comes to mind and I grab my iPhone to make a note. The same happens (somewhat by design) as I read. Most of those tidbits, while important, are not alone the fodder for an article. Today I want to somewhat clean out the notes section of my phone, give you somethings to think about and in at least one instance probably make you aware of something for the first time. In no particular order let’s explore. Continue reading A Collection Of Disturbing Facts
Only twice in American history would the title of today’s article be accurate, I have lived in both administrations. As a young adult then-President Richard Nixon was my president and named as an unindicted co-conspirator in a crime. Last week Tuesday, as part of his former personal attorney Michael Cohen’s plea agreement, Donald Trump made a senior citizen relive part of his relative youth. Not one of the highlights! It doesn’t end there, let’s explore. Continue reading My President Is An Unindicted Co-conspirator
Tuesday night was the first round of the 2018 primaries with Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio and West Virginia voting. That evening I had the television on and was monitoring other races on an iPad with occasional trips to the iPhone to utilize Safari. A lot happened and I’d like to touch on a bit of it. Let’s explore. Continue reading Reflecting On Tuesday Night