Category Archives: Bidness

We Don’t Need Validation From The Right: The George Conway Edition

Over the weekend, in light of Il Trumpe’s Twitter meltdown (yet another one), Republican strategist, ‘Never Trumper’, and husband to White House advisor Kellyanne Conway, tweeted out the obvious: the president is unwell. First, some of us on the left … Continue reading

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Thoughts On The Cohen Hearing

Since everyone else is doing it, some thoughts on the Cohen hearings: I’m still kind of amazed this from Cohen’s testimony didn’t get more play: He once asked me if I could name a country run by a black person … Continue reading

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When Nice Things Do Cost Too Much

Jacob Bacharach makes an excellent observation about the cost of building mass transit (boldface mine): Hidden within all this no-nice-things nose-thumbing is a legitimate problem, however. Railroads that cost as much per mile as the entire annual operating budget of … Continue reading

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The Corruption Of Medical Statistics

While the healthcare discussion makes it sound like we’re discussing actual healthcare, we’re really not. What we are discussing is healthcare insurance. And a bad reimbursement scheme, whether public or private, gives people lots of lucrative incentives, to goose the … Continue reading

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If ‘Football For a Buck’ Had Been Published In 2015, Trump Wouldn’t Be President

Not that I’m blaming author Jeff Pearlman, author of Football For a Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL, which is about the short-lived US Football League from 1983 to 1987. What’s remarkable in the book is … Continue reading

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U.S. Elected Officials Are Telemarketers

With Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez flummoxing the professional Democratic class with her apparent media savvy, it’s worth reminding people that media savvy or, for that matter, policy expertise are not the primary qualifications for higher elected office. As some asshole with a … Continue reading

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If Trump Weren’t President, He Would Be Just Another Guy Mueller Flips

Because it’s bagmen all the way down. With last week’s deluge of Trump investigation stories, I think we’re in danger of forgetting what the impetus for the Mueller investigation was. The investigation was a counterintelligence investigation, not a Trump mistress … Continue reading

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