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Trump Will Lose 2020 on Healthcare Lies, not Russia

     The Mueller Investigation is complete, and President Trump opted for battle over governance and leadership.  Foregoing a near perfect opportunity to forge ahead on critical bipartisan issues including infrastructure and prescription drugs, topics Trump has repeatedly asserted as priorities, he instead focused on dangerous trends towards authoritarianism such as ...

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Thank You Robert Mueller – Here are the Remaining Questions

     Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded his investigation and submitted his report to Attorney General (AG) William Barr.  The Mueller Investigation was thorough and professional.  Thank you to Mr. Mueller and his team for staying focused and steadfast despite the ongoing attacks at subterfuge by President Trump and his Russia ...

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You Can’t Buy Integrity – The 2019 College Admissions Scam

     Over the past week the country has learned of an extensive scheme to fraudulently admit children of wealthy individuals to elite colleges and universities.  Ironically, the investigation began with a top provided by an individual facing securities fraud prosecution who claimed a soccer coach solicited a bribe.  The U.S. ...

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Second Summit, Second Failure

     President Trump met with North Korean dictator Kim on February 27, 2019, for their second “summit” to address decades old security issues on the Korean peninsula.  President Trump apparently left the meeting 2 hours early because there was not going to be any agreement.  That was the good part ...

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2019 State of the Union – Disingenuous and Divided

     I have watched every State of the Union (SotU) for over 45 years.  Over the years, the speech has been widely anticipated as the roadmap of government for the next year.  Presidents provide their priorities, boast of inflated accomplishments, play to supporters watching on TV, and relish in planned ...

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The 2019 Annual Threat Assessment – Its Donald Trump

     On January 29, 2019, an impressive array of defense and intelligence experts provided the annual U.S. Threat Assessment to the Senate.  These career professionals were loyal Republicans appointed by President Trump.  Nevertheless, in what was an unfortunately rare case of integrity among the Trump cabinet, to a person they ...

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Trump Fails with Oval Office Wall Address

     Last night on “The Booth” we discussed the ongoing government shutdown and President Trump’s border wall demands.  Our discussion included predictions for his Oval Office address shortly following our show.  Unfortunately, we were right, and Trump utterly failed to make his case.  Historically and with little exception Presidents have ...

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The 2019 Trump Shutdown is Everyone’s Failure

     We are 17 days into the Trump shutdown and with no end in sight it appears this will break the record for length of s shut down.  This dubious distinction is no source of pride but rather further indication of the failings of our so-called leaders.  President Trump stated ...

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Environment Should be the Issue of 2019 and Beyond

     There is a famous Sci-Fi story twice made into a movie, “The Day the Earth Stood Still.”  The basic plot (no spoilers) involves an alien who arrives on Earth to warn human kind that we will be destroyed before we can destroy the planet.  One of the scientists negotiating ...

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2018 Year in Review

    The end of the year is always a great time to assess we where are in life.  What is going well and what do we need to change concerning professional life, personal life, families, etc.  Many people make promises, some to keep and some to fail.  What about the Government?  ...

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