Normally I don’t pay much attention to the talking heads that propagate the cable news shows. The last time I heard something come out of their mouths that made sense I didn’t have a gray hair on my head. For the record, I started going gray in my early 30s, 25 years ago. But sometimes
Watching Democrats fight over who got elected as the new DNC Chair is like watching two passengers argue over which lifeboat they’re going to choose on the Titanic. The Bernie Sanders wing wanted their man, Keith Ellison, to win, but when former Obama Labor Secretary Tom Perez prevailed, they threw a hissy fit. Seriously, Donald
Let me be clear here. That was no mere transfer of power that took place Friday afternoon. Mitt Romney wasn’t taking the oath of office up there. Nor was John McCain, or George W. Bush, or George H.W. Bush, or Ronald Reagan or even Richard Nixon. What we witnessed Friday was not only dark in
My dentist has this plaque on his wall that reads, “Ignore Your Teeth And They’ll Go Away.” It’s funny, but true. As a salesman, I’ve often employed that very simple logic to my own profession. I know very well, as every salesperson knows, that if I’m not calling my customers, my competition is. Politics isn’t
The prevailing logic among many political pundits – indeed among many establishment Republicans – is that the shakeup in the Trump campaign won’t work. That letting Donald be Donald is really the crux of the problem. Doubling down on a failed strategy would only make things worse, not better. And while I would tend to
Let’s be clear. Hillary Clinton is no Barack Obama when it comes to giving speeches; she’s not even her husband. Last night, though, she didn’t have to be. That’s because Obama, Bill and host of other speakers laid the groundwork for her throughout the week. All she had to do was not drop the ball.
There are a lot of things I understand and accept completely. For instance, if I were to jump out of a high-rise building – say 50 or more floors up – I understand and completely accept that I would be dead before I even hit the ground. Gravity works, unless you’re in outer space. When
So now that Bernie Sanders has finally gotten off his pity pot and endorsed Hillary Clinton – big yawn – the only two questions left to be answered are: 1. Who will she choose as her running mate? and 2. Why should I or any progressive support her in November? As far as the first
According to a piece in Politico, Wall Street is concerned that Hillary Clinton might pick Elizabeth Warren as her running mate. How concerned? If Warren gets the nod, the majority of Clinton’s big donors would abandon her. And in an election that could well see as much as a billion dollars spent, such a defection
If you needed any further evidence that Elizabeth Warren should be Hillary Clinton’s running mate, all you had to do was watch her speak at the ACS Convention. Usually I don’t pay much attention to speeches from politicians. Most of them are boring and as predictable as dirt. We’re great, they suck, yada, yada, yada.