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My President Appears To Be A Tax Cheat And Going Broke

Sunday night the New York Times (which is far from failing or fake news) posted a bombshell story outlining how President Trump has been involved in questionable (I’m being kind) practices on his taxes, is in a dispute with the IRS that if it doesn’t go his way could cost him in excess of $100 million and has over $300 million in loans coming due in the next four years. There is a lot there, let’s explore it. Continue reading My President Appears To Be A Tax Cheat And Going Broke

Cleaning Up Before The Holiday

As the ignorant among us prepare for Trumpapalooza in DC tomorrow I thought it might be a good opportunity to try and clean out my notes and again attempt to catchup on the recent sins of the Trump administration and their enablers. Let’s explore. Continue reading Cleaning Up Before The Holiday

The Good News Is That It Is Not A Heart Attack

Today is another one of those I need to get a lot off my chest days. There is so much on it that it feels like a heart attack in progress. It’s a sunny Saturday morning in the Raleigh area as I begin to pen this for Tuesday’s publication and I’m certain I won’t be able to cover everything that is piled up. In any event, let’s explore. Continue reading The Good News Is That It Is Not A Heart Attack

The Endorsement Of Kyrsten Sinema

Tuesday night Arizona released its primary results and they should produce one of the most interesting and pivotal Senate races of 2018. Republican Jeff Flake’s retirement created an open seat in a state that while still red is certainly trending blue. Both parties selected their most electable candidate and both are women in what is looking like a year of the woman. Both are currently serving in the House. This should be a horse race where the Republicans are defending a seat that is one of three best pick-up opportunities for the Democrats who need to flip a net of two in order to take control of the upper chamber of Congress. In researching Democrat Kyrsten Sinema I found, as expected, a somewhat left-leaning moderate. To my surprise I discovered a much more interesting than anticipated candidate from the personal profile standpoint. In fact she may be the prototype Democratic candidate if they want to win in places they haven’t had historical success and appeal to the increasing pool of voters who reject party labels. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Endorsement Of Kyrsten Sinema

The Unspoken Check

It is early Saturday afternoon as I begin to pen this piece. Donald Trump has rescinded the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, has come out with an enemies list and is threatening to revoke their security clearances also. Word has leaked out of the White House (located in the Hamptons this weekend) that the announcements are being held so that they can be used as news cycle distractions. In my mind that alone undermines the argument of national security. There is much more to this story, let’s explore. Continue reading The Unspoken Check