I’ve never been to Missouri, but I've enjoyed many things from the state like Kansas City barbecue and the river. I assume Missouri, like the rest of the country, is filled with reasonably intelligent people.
The government doesn’t work anymore. Politicians of all stripes decry the fact that no one wants to get anything done. Representatives and senators don’t compromise because they have no incentive to do so. This was not always the case.
In Rick Santorum, Sean Duffy and every other commentator on cable news, there is a politician. More importantly, there is content. The outrage cycle is just a part of that content, and as long as there is more content, everyone is happy. Duffy, formerly of “The Real World” fame, was elected as part of the 2010 Tea Party wave to Congress, where he remained for almost ten years until resigning in September of 2019.
Term limits are a solution frequently championed by both the left and right as a way to bring new people into office who offer new solutions to old problems. Term limits are an idea with widespread support: Tom Steyer, one of the billionaires running for the Democratic nomination, voiced his support for term limits.
All three of the last presidents have emphasized the need to draw down American involvement beyond American borders. President George Bush ran an isolationist campaign and his administration proceeded to embrace neoconservatism and nation building.
The NBA’s recentdispute about Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey’s Hong Kong tweet made the headlines as an example of a Western company bending the knee to China’s Communist Party, but it was less the exception than the rule.
The We Company (formerly known as WeWork), a massive coworking and office space company, was once the honor of Softbank. Softbank is a Japanese conglomerate that has been making a name for itself via massive investments either directly or from its subsidiary, the Vision Fund. We represented years of work and development and was one of two shining jewels in Softbank’s crown — the other, of course, being Uber. All of the good press and positivity culminated in an eye-popping $47 billion valuation for We that recently fell so fast and hard that their IPO was temporarily pulled.
Felicity Huffman, who plays Lynette in “Desperate Housewives,” was sentenced in early September for her role in the college admissions scam. For those of you that don’t remember, that was when the University of Southern California (and a few other selective schools) vaulted to the front pages of The Wall Street Journal and other newspapers for taking bribes for admissions spots.
The University of Michigan is being sued right now. Thanks, Obama.
Well, the actual story is a bit more complicated, but the gist of it is that a student is currently suing the University, and the court was seeking a deposition of University President Mark Schlissel up until late August. How did this happen? Well, it goes back a few years and it goes beyond Schlissel and the University.
On May 16, the series finale of “The Big Bang Theory” aired. I didn’t have time to catch it, nor would I have had the ability to follow along, as I haven’t properly followed the show since high school. “The Big Bang Theory” — plot aside — was an interesting show. I always sort of saw it as the TV version of President Richard Nixon — no one knew anyone who voted for Nixon yet he won back to back landslides. I don’t know many people who advertise the fact they watch “The Big Bang Theory” and yet it ran for over a decade.