EMOTION TRUMPS REASON

President Trump needs to understand or maybe just honor the physics of abrupt departures. The United States government is often referred to as the ship-of-state. The origin of this metaphor goes back to the 17th Century and Machiavelli’s, The Prince. Ships are built...

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BREAKING TAKES

Breaking News is the jargon of breathless cable news. Not one to shun a trend, here are my Breaking Takes. Alliance If President Trump is judged by history to have been a successful President, history will also judge Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell to have been giant...

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DAM THE DEBT

The headlines have been screaming. Money struck the repetitive chord: “Why the Student Loan Crisis is Even Worse Than People Think.” Recently, and more hopefully, my attention was drawn to a headline in The Sunday Star, “Dam the debt helps at Washington College.” But,...

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BREAKING TAKES

Breaking News is the jargon of breathless cable TV network anchors; anything topical is suddenly breaking. Not one to shun a trend I will from time to time do my own version of breaking news, called Breaking Takes (on the news, of course). Legacy This last week...

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SUPERMAN IS NOT COMING

“No Child Left Behind” was first and then followed by “Race to the Top.” The top of what? How about the top of nothing. Oh I know, both George W. Bush and Barack Obama had grand hopes—they proved to be utopian. In 1999, I started (with very talented collaborators) the...

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