The sanitized republican
You wouldn’t think waiting in a parking lot for a fireworks display in the midst of excited, happy and screaming kids was a good place for political debate.
Obama Circling the Wagons
News last week that President Obama had elevated the controversial Susan Rice to be his new National Security Advisor was further proof that the chief executive has reinvented the old Western defense of “Circling the Wagons” when under attack. Rice is best known for promulgating the false “anti-Muslim video” story about the cause of the Benghazi disaster. In her defense, many democratic leaders have said numerous times that she was only repeat...
Ester Williams: More than just a pretty face
Another movie legend bit the dust. Last week, Ester Williams left us at the age of 91. Not bad for a girl who started out as a championship swimmer and finished as an accomplished movie star, social celebrity and political activist. Williams' epitaph printed in USA Today was only half right. It said that Williams was one of Hollywood’s biggest moneymakers because she appeared in spectacular swimsuit numbers that capitalized on her “wholesome b...
Congress, taxes and ‘dark’ money in politics
Tim Cook, Apple CEO, recently charmed Senate panelists so sweetly that his corporation’s tax avoidance became a wonderful thing rather than the outrage it is. Here was the fiery Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan, bowing and scraping before the huge tax evader while holding aloft an Apple ‘app’ like a happy consumer. “We love the iPhone and iPad,” chairman Levin exulted at a hearing held by the investigations committee. As the New York Times reported...
Enron II: Nevada's Battle-Born Toxic Event
You just bought the best investment advice in the world for which Warren Buffet will make you pay for the rest of your life. Last week came word that the legendary billionaire investor is buying NVEnergy for about $10 billion. Thanks to last-minute legislative skulduggery, he will get the closest thing to a deregulated monopoly outside of major league baseball and insurance. NVE's hit men did a braggy half-hour with TV commentator Jon Ralston....