Month: December 2016

Those who delight at boarding school sarcasm miss few opportunities to mock trendy food. True, I have overdone this on occasion as evidenced by epidemics of eye rolling caused by the mere mention of either quinoa or kale. Both have served my sarcasm needs well, but — for different reasons — both should now follow […]

For months, people have been saying they wanted the election to end. What a bunch of liars. They love the damned election and they want it to go on forever. There is a near limitless market for any outcome other than the one we got. There is precedent for this and we have all seen […]

There was plenty to get wrong in the 2016 election, and experts missed few opportunities to do so. Scale thumbing ranks high on the list of excuses. It is actually hard to think of an election that beat this one for aggregate wrong-ness. Obviously, predictions of the outcome were spectacularly off the mark but there […]

Transitions in Washington can be challenging. Someone who tried hard and spent lots of money won and someone else who tried hard and spent lots of money lost. They are not the only ones whose emotions are raw. Those who ran the campaigns and served as advisors let their minds wander to the roles they […]

Before answering the unanswerable, we have to go over the ground rules. I learned what I am about to share with you under the Chatham House Rule. It goes like this: “When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the […]