Left? Right? And a lot of hot air

If you’ve been to New York City, you more than likely have seen the orange and white steam stacks located in the streets and sidewalks throughout the city. If not,  please write and tell me what captivated your attention so intently. Manhattan has a huge underground steam delivery system. It is used for heating and …

Enjoy the Inauguration, Really.

Another inauguration weekend. Many of my Republican friends have left the area. They are avoiding the tourists and the throngs of Obama Administration supporters that are gathering to celebrate four more years. Some, well, some are just bitter that Romney lost. Alright. I wish the other guy had one. However, I enjoy the ceremony of …

Guest Dispatch: How We Got Here, According to Me

Our weekly Guest Dispatch hails from the West Coast. John Flores’s first post on DC Dispatches was late last year. It was a good read. You learn more about him, here. John’s first dispatch for the new year, How We Got Here: According to Me, is a personal tale about his family’s experience growing up in …

Miami’s Bum Wrap and the Newspaper that Fuels It

Every city and nation  in the world has a stereotype. The stereotype depends largely on whose doing the analyzing. For example, the Chinese think we are a nation of crybabies. The west-coasters think east-coasters are a bunch of jerks. We think the west coast is nerd central. Geopolitical cartography can border on the comical.  Want …

Time to Stem the Outbreak of Republican Foot in Mouth Disease

If your a political junkie, then you should know by now that Congressman Todd Akin is not ready for prime time. Maybe he never was. It is time for him to do the right thing for the GOP and the state of Missouri: drop out of the Senate race. Both political parties have strains of …

Senior Senators Want More Penalties in Export Control Enforcement Case Involving China

Mid- to late August in Washington, DC. Little, if any, significant traffic during rush hour. Sidewalks a little less congested. Most of the political class is out and things are good, good that is if your not under the microscope of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sander Levin and Ranking …

In Most Cases, CEOs Should Stick With Business

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is an unabashed liberal. He tries to hide it and, at times, he succeeds. However every now and then he says things that he should keep to himself. Schulz recently told a reporter: “Nothing would please me more than to be able to say I’m more optimistic, but it’s hard to be …