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Nearsighted Strategy


      Strategic decisions made in the heat of a Presidential campaign can have disastrous long-term consequences. Apparently some in Democratic Party, and the President’s reelection team, are considering the idea of attacking the Supreme Court if it overturns

Posted in Constitution, Courts, culture wars, Law, Leadership

It Ain’t Luck


In every business transaction, we evaluate the capabilities of the people providing the service. Each mechanic, plumber, barber, hair stylist, doctor, lawyer or even movie “Indian Chief” is evaluated. We go back to, or “re-hire” the good ones and stop

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Posted in Economy, Elections, History, Jobs, Leadership, Presidency

Pointless Argument


The former NFL football player, Bubba Smith, died this week. After his football career he acted in the Police Academy films. He also appeared in some commercials for “Miller Lite” beer which featured people “arguing” about the reason to buy

Posted in Economy, Energy, Environment, Government, Jobs, Leadership

Us and Them


I cannot recall a period in my life when there has been such a strong sense of “Us and Them.” There is a growing disconnect between the leaders and the lead. This is not a good sign for a country

Posted in 2010, Economy, Government, Ground Zero Mosque, Leadership, Ruling Class

Who, Indeed


In a recent Washington Post column, Richard Cohen asks intriguing questions about President Obama, “Who is this guy? What are his core beliefs? “Unfortunately, too many people are now asking these questions. But, it might be a little late. The

Posted in Contest of Ideas, Leadership, Media, Politics

Trust You? Why?


Professor Matthew Dickinson of Middlebury College makes the argument that President Obama needs to get himself out of the Gulf oil spill mess by delegating the responsibility for the cleanup and taking a lower profile. I don’t think that will

Posted in Government Programs, Leadership, Presidency

Mayor Pothole


There are many mayors in the country who are not trying to solve all the world’s problems. They are quite satisfied to fix the day-to-day problems raised by the constituents and just keep things moving. In a city with this

Posted in History, Leadership, Presidency
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