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Viva Mexico!

6.17.18 It is difficult to describe the mood and energy of Morelia in the wake of Mexico’s stunning victory over Germany in the first round of the World Cup from Russia. This Domingo por la manana was cool and sunny … Continue reading

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Jefferson and Adams

On this day in 1813, former President Thomas Jefferson writes former President John Adams to let him know that their mutual friend, Dr. Benjamin Rush, has died. Rush’s passing caused Jefferson to meditate upon the departure of the Revolutionary generation. … Continue reading

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Machiavelli

On this day in 1469, the Italian philosopher and writer Niccolo Machiavelli is born. A lifelong patriot and diehard proponent of a unified Italy, Machiavelli became one of the fathers of modern political theory. Machiavelli entered the political service of … Continue reading

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POTUS

The President, His Lawyer, His Lawyer’s Lawyer A number of years ago I had a business colleague making a presentation to a group of prospective associates in the business. The keynote of her presentation was ‘All distractions are equal.’ It … Continue reading

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Civility and Truth

Hidden Agendas and Clear Intentions X Context Some thoughts following the US Government shutdown at Midnight, Saturday, January 20, 2018, and band-aid reopening this week. Civility is about more than just politeness, although politeness is a necessary first step. It … Continue reading

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Muckraking Redux

Stormy Daniels and Ya Got Trouble I asked someone recently if they were aware of the extent to which they complained. Their response was measured and thoughtful. ‘It makes me feel better.’ So there you go. One person’s joy, another … Continue reading

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Enough is Enough

One year, twelve months, fifty-two weeks, three hundred sixty-five days. However and whatever you’re counting, enough is enough. Please, Donald Trump, go back to Manhattan and let the rest of us make America great again. Peace and progress are our … Continue reading

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