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News Updates 2017-08-15T17:38:18+00:00

Capitol Hill’s Dysfunction is Alive and Well

Throughout the Obama administration, I talked about the dysfunction of Capitol Hill. Most of it came at the hands of Republicans who routinely ran the white flag of surrender up the flagpole every chance they got. I continue to be astonished at how the lack of unity in the Republican Party shows no signs of going away.

July 21st, 2017|

We Need Presidential Intervention

Once again, this week in Poland we see a President that shows us why he got elected. Once again, we see a President that was not going on an apology tour, but making the most of the opportunity to speak about the strength and exceptionalism of America and Poland, and the power of a united people. He delivered one of the best speeches of his [...]

July 20th, 2017|

The Dwindling Impact of the Federal Reserve

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen made some interesting comments Wednesday when she announced the raising of interest rates another 25 basis points. The new target range is 1 percent to 1.25 percent, and the current rate is 0.91 percent. Yellen stated that the Federal Reserve would begin its exit from the $4.5 trillion in bonds on its artificially inflated balance sheet. She indicated this exit [...]

June 16th, 2017|

Relying on the Ignorant Voter

Turns out the markets reacted very little to what some are calling a “shock” in the oil markets. Crude oil inventories climbed 3.3 million barrels last week and yet some people were surprised. At the very same time, we saw demand for petroleum products drop significantly, while the James Comey testimony turned out to be another non-event for the markets.

June 9th, 2017|

Turnaround at the VA: New Secretary and Trump’s Executive Order Bringing Efficiency to Second-Largest Federal Agency

A few months back, I wrote an article for about the Veterans Administration. In light of Memorial Day, I thought it would be a great idea to revisit the VA and some of the developments that have transpired since then.

May 26th, 2017|


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