This is a somewhat rare case where the biggest American political story of the week just passed actually occurred outside the United States. It gets even more unusual from there. A holiday Friday – and make no mistake Black Friday has become a quasi holiday in America – is usually a rather slow news day. Black Friday 2021 was anything but!
In sports to a large degree a coach is only as good as their players. Politics is similar. Joe Biden is the new “coach” and he has assembled some great talent around him. His Treasury Secretary is Janet Yellen. While the former guy had a Wall Street C-lister with a trophy wife at Treasury; Biden has one of the world’s best economists. Saturday the difference showed and it was the beginning of a win for America. Continue reading Yellin’ For Yellen
Back a few months ago I committed to naming a Book of the Year. Well, the choice wasn’t that simple. For 2020 tellthetruthonthem.com is naming two Books of the Year: Capital and Ideology by Thomas Piketty along with The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson. It’s almost as if the books won in separate divisions: the nerd and the regular divisions. Continue reading 2020 Books Of The Year
Here we are; Day Two of the review of last week’s biggest political stories. Let’s Explore. Continue reading A Second Day
President Trump and his minions like to brag about what they call his 2016 landslide victory in the Electoral College. Let’s put that malarkey to rest once and for all. There have been 15 elections since all fifty states were admitted to the union. Trump’s electoral vote total tied for tenth place. That is below average and certainly not a landslide. Let’s explore, there is much more. Continue reading Tenth Is A Landslide?