Tag Archives: news cycle

The New TPP

There’s a new TPP in town and it has nothing to do with a trade agreement. It is a new political alliance: Trump-Pence-Putin. Let’s look at that as the Democrats prepare for their national convention in Philadelphia. (This article is being penned on Sunday July 24th.)   Continue reading The New TPP

The “Ted Talk”

It’s Thursday morning as I write this. I’m getting to be an old man and seldom stay up past midnight anymore. I did last night. One of the strangest things I have ever seen happen at a political convention – and I’ve been watching them since 1960 – happened when Canadian born Texas Tea Party/Republican Senator Raphael Edward “Ted” Cruz took the stage in Cleveland. Continue reading The “Ted Talk”

A Prolonged Agony

Much of this week’s political news coverage has been about the Ruth Bader Ginsberg – Donald Trump “feud”. A few days ago (I lost exact track – which is the entire point of this article) Justice Ginsberg made some disparaging (albeit incredibly accurate) remarks about Trump. It would have been a one day news cycle story, soon to be forgotten, had Trump not made a major deal of it.   Continue reading A Prolonged Agony

Badly Blown Opportunity

In 1970 the musical group then known as the Chicago Transit Authority (now Chicago) had a hit, Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is. With a little poetic license, that song reminded me of what I think has gone on in the Trump campaign over the last few days. This article is being written on Tuesday morning, predicting the occurrences of the entire day, for early Wednesday morning publication, but I’m willing to bet on the outcome already. Continue reading Badly Blown Opportunity