W hen the partial shutdown of the federal government ends, someone needs to calculate precisely how much this fight over Donald Trump’s border wall ends up costing the American taxpayers. It’s going to be bundle.
W ell, it is time to do something about it, weight that is. My britches are tight, my shirts are tight and it is the first of the year. No better time than the present to start yet another diet, well at least after the New Year.
President Trump’s commission on school safety presented its report on Tuesday. It offered a few ideas but ignored the big bear in the room: Who’s going to pay for any changes?
Chris Purdum and I were recently asked to help the Magee Chamber of Commerce fill a couple of vacancies on the Board of Directors.
Having served on the board in the past, I had an idea of what would be expected so--no big deal--I was happy to help.
M ost of America’s prominent universities have systems in place to recruit outstanding athletes. An article on The Washington Post’s website leads to an excellent question: Do these schools put the same time and energy into recruiting academically outstanding low-income students?
A s this nation mourns the passing and remembers the legacy of George H.W. Bush, his brand of statesmanship — decent, honorable, respectful of adversaries — seems so foreign to modern-day national politics.
W e had the opportunity on Monday afternoon to visit a bit with Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann.
T hanksgiving Day started with a wonderful meal with daughter Anna Lauren’s new in-laws, Charles and Rhonda Baldwin. We were invited last year but Anna Lauren and Brooks had not tied the knot but now they are official--talk about a reason to be thankful!