I learned to drive in my native Western New York which certainly entailed driving on ice. There is no foolproof way to drive on ice. It is much different from and much more difficult than driving in snow. That said there is a technique that will enhance your chances of avoiding a serious mishap. Basically, you pump, not slam, the brakes and certainly never accelerate when you start a skid. To a degree something similar can be said about economic policy. Unfortunately, the powers to be in both America and the UK didn’t seem to learn that lesson.
The war in Ukraine has been going on for over six months now. With all else that is going on in the world it is easy to forget. That’s exactly what Vladimir Putin wants you to do and is his best chance to win.
I’m as guilty as anyone else in letting the war “slip below the fold”. Today I’m bringing it front and center. This article is being penned on Tuesday morning. A “time stamp” is necessary because some of the events depicted are dynamic. Today’s leading motivators are the morning New York Times and the BBC. Please continue reading and it will become clearer.
Today is Labor Day. I could do some fluff piece and call it a day but I wanted to take a slightly different look at the working and hiring processes. I hope you will find it interesting. I know you will find it unique.
One of the email messages that greeted me when I woke up Sunday morning was that 31 white supremacists had been arrested in Idaho for plotting to disrupt an LGBTQ pride event. It seems that members of that community, their families and supporters were basically going to get together for a family day at the park. A Saturday picnic at the park; it hardly gets more American and peaceful than that.
Today is the 78th anniversary of D-Day. In many ways that event was the most important event of the 20th century in that it was the beginning of the end of the second world war. With those heroes in mind, many of whom died that day defending democracy, I would like to dispel the right wing myth of the slippery slope in regards to guns. There is a slippery slope in American politics which is much more dangerous but it has nothing to do with guns.