Fox News propagandist Tucker Carlson is finally confronted about Fox News’ own vaccine mandate
Beto O’Rourke Announces 2020 Run
Beto O’Rourke has announced he’s running for President in 2020. John Iadarola breaks it down on The Damage Report
Self-Managing People Are Smart about Asking for Help
there are only a few types of asks.
1) Help me identify a problem.
Something is not quite right. I’ve observed the following concrete things, and I sense an issue but am having a hard time putting my finger on it. I’m looking to leverage your experience to help me identify the problem.
2) Help me frame the problem.
I’m looking to solve the following problem. I’m inexperienced when it comes to framing possible options, and I could use your help.
Ideally, you’d take the initial crack at this one. This blog post describes a simple technique. If it’s your first time or you’re really struggling, ask for help.
3) Review my analysis.
I’m looking to solve the following problem. I’ve spent some time framing possible solutions. I’d like to discuss the options with you and hear your critical feedback so that I can improve the options and make an informed recommendation.
4) Sanity-check my choice.
I’m looking to solve the following problem. I’ve developed a few options and identified my preferred path forward. I’d like you to sanity-check my preferred path.
5) Heads up.
I just wanted to give you a quick heads-up. I’ve made the following decision and am planning on implementing it on the following date.
6) Just Venting
I need to vent about something. I don’t need anything solved for me, just a sympathetic ear.
The smartest and most talented people don’t have all the right answers. They just excel at asking the right questions to the right people.
A Foreign Intelligence Analyst Report on President Trump
It is highly likely that we are witnessing a tectonic shift in the conduct of U.S. domestic politics and foreign policy. A populist movement across the United States, driven by perceived corruption and inequality, culminated in the election of Donald Trump. As is typical of populist leaders, Trump is attempting to consolidate power within his immediate circle. Trump’s approach is to discard traditional policy-making processes, then amplify his choices through social media in order to garner support.
- Trump appears to be engaging in a strategy of undermining long-standing impartial U.S. Government institutions that are cornerstones of the national security and foreign policy apparatus. His tactics include public criticism, discounting the validity or worth of the organizations, and extreme budget cuts.
- .. The opposition Democratic Party, while vocal, remains largely ineffective. The Democrats have lost seats in Congress and state government for the last 7 years.
- .. A national wire service later reported the decision was made as a result of Mr. Comey’s unwillingness to preview testimony he gave before the U.S. Congress last week.
- .. Trump’s lack of discretion on Twitter creates a rich source of direct insight into how he processes information and handles the challenges of governing.
The Republican-controlled Congress does not exhibit signs of restraining the Presidents’ agenda. Despite predictions of U.S. political scientists and others following the U.S. presidential election, the Republican-controlled Congress has not, to date, restrained Mr. Trump.
- .. Trump had adopted an aggressive approach towards Congress, including one-time Republican allies. Trump publicly issues harsh criticisms of member who he perceives as opposing or questioning his vision or agenda. As with other public communications, Mr. Trump’s preferred method is through Twitter.
- .. Members of Congress are more likely to be sensitive to the public opinion than Mr. Trump is.