Archive for the ‘The Papers’ Category

It’s no mystery why Trump is alienating “fellow” Republicans. (Hint: they’re not really “fellows.”)

August 24th, 2017

Trigger warning: I’m stepping outside my econozone for some political commentary (don’t worry; I’ll make it quick). Sorry to do so, but I find this surprisingly naïve. At this late date, a lot of well-placed people still seem to miss President Trump’s sole motivation. I’m talking about these complaints from today’s papers that the President… Read more

Much needed comic relief, even more needed inspiration, and…corporate tax inversions.

October 14th, 2016

This totally cracked me up…pretty brilliant video work, I thought. Next, this is just a beautiful story, beautifully told, of a business student at Georgetown U breaking through the barrier between himself and a janitor at the university. And it happened right here, in the shadow of our terribly divisive, mean-spirited politics. I read this… Read more

Are you Inky or Blotchy?

April 15th, 2016

By now you’ve hopefully heard the amazing story of Inky, the escape-artist octopus from New Zealand. From this AMs WaPo: By the time the staff at New Zealand’s National Aquarium noticed that he was missing, telltale suction cup prints were the main clue to an easily solved mystery. Inky had said see ya to his tank-mate, slipped through a gap left… Read more

AF

April 1st, 2016

News you might have missed today: Donald J. Trump, at a press conference: “Never mind. America’s already pretty damn great.” Bernie Sanders, later at that same presser: “Never mind. I’ve just got a job at Goldman Sachs.” National Restaurant Assoc: “Why just $15? We can do better than that!” Janet Yellen tweeted out: “Guess what?… Read more