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The #1 Summer Internship

One night after work, I was in the home office still grinding away albeit at a slower pace when a male friend of our seventeen year old daughter Nora “Like I’m Totally Not Even Kidding” entered. “Mr. Saxman, can I ask you a question? “Sure, go ahead…” “Do you know of any good summer internships […]

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3 Things Donald Trump Can Do to Win.

The historic presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump seems to have hit a plateau, but there are three things he can do to win to rest of the Republican primaries and, yes, the general election. This offering of a Big Three is not to help The Donald win as much as it is intended to […]

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Pope Francis and Donald Trump – The Actual Transcript

The headlines and news stories of yesterday’s require an actual reading of the transcript of the in flight press conference that Pope Francis conducted on the way from Juarez, Mexico to Rome. Here is what Reuters reporter, Phil Pullella asked Pope Francis and what Pope Francis actually said in his answer. Pullella – “Today, you […]

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Iowa Caucuses and New Hampshire Primaries – Oompa Loompas!

The Iowa Caucuses and New Hampshire Primaries are the Oompa Loompas of presidential politics. I’m often asked, “why do Iowa and New Hampshire get to pick the nominees?” There are a lot of reasons most notably history, tradition, and the state laws of both Iowa and New Hampshire. Like Oompa Loompas – they just are. […]

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Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina – Channeling Tom Petty

“Well I won’t back down, no I won’t back down You can stand me up at the gates of Hell but I won’t back down Gonna stand my ground, won’t be turned around And I’ll keep this world from draggin’ me down Gonna stand my ground and I won’t back down”   These lyrics from […]

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Cold Fusion – Mark Warner Won Edition

In the world of sports, Democrat U.S. Senator Mark Warner’s re-election victory over Republican Ed Gillespie would have been called anything but “almost losing.” In baseball, it would have been a walk off RBI double. In football, a last second field goal. In basketball, a three pointer at the buzzer. The political line about Warner’s […]

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Cold Fusion – Politics Post U.S. v McDonnell Edition

Politics in Virginia changed forever after Bob and Maureen McDonnell were found guilty in federal court on September 4th and if you think the changes are all good, I would offer a Jimmy Buffett inspired “slightly different point of view.” Many will default to the wrong conclusion that the verdict will “clean things up” in […]

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Cold Fusion – Sheriff Buford T. Justice Edition

Pop Culture – Political Reality all rolled into one. But first a little cinematic history for context. The movie Smokey and the Bandit opens with Sheriff Buford T. Justice (Jackie Gleason) of Texas surprising several young men who are “cleaning” a car which had been abandoned by Justice’s would be daughter-in-law (Sally Field) who left […]

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Margaret Thatcher – First and Only

The world rightly pauses to pay its respects to one of the towering political leaders of the 20th Century, Margaret Thatcher. She is credited with saving Great Britain from itself and the Soviet Union. Not a bad legacy for the First and Only female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. What is often, sadly, undiscussed […]

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