Decoding Donald™


A Taxing Argument: Jack Lew Sees Red

July 16, 2014

Cabinet Secretary Jack Lew must be seeing red through his green eye shades.  Watching a new parade of American companies flip their tax domiciles off-shore has awakened the Treasury chief to a shortfall in corporate tax receipts.  Billions worth.  It’s a legal and perfectly sane way for publicly-traded companies to do right by their investors.  It’s called tax […]

Texas Hold Em: Perry Wins a Little, Obama Loses Less

July 10, 2014

For more on this post listen to Alan Kellly on SiriusXM POTUS 07-10-14 This week, Texas Governor Rick Perry played a hard hand with the president:  No meeting, no photo op, was his bet — a Bait in playmaker parlance to prevent another tarmac head-patting and draw Barack Obama into the exploding immigration crisis. Perry wants Obama to see […]

Countering the Call Outs: What’s Your Play if You’re POTUS?

June 4, 2014

For more on this post listen to Alan Kelly on SiriusXM POTUS 06.04.14 Barack Obama is officially on the political ropes.  Ganged together on the June 3rd op-ed page of The Washington Post were not one repeating criticism of the president’s leadership (or lack thereof) but two — the second from a left-leaning columnist who echoed the same sentiment. […]

First Lady and The Pope: Predicting Next Plays for Healthy Kids and Healthy Talks

May 29, 2014

For more on this post listen to Alan Kelly on SiriusXM POTUS 05.29.14 This week, two world figures shed their passive traditions to press their public agendas: A hunger for healthy kids, for one.  And a hunger for peace, for another. First Lady Michelle Obama swapped her gardening gloves for a business dress and leveled her displeasure at the news […]

Funny is the New Serious: The White House Correspondents’ Dinner

May 7, 2014

For more on this post listen to Alan Kelly on SiriusXM POTUS 05.07.14 Any Russian, Somalian or Martian watching last week’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner might think Americans are insane.  Or brilliant.  The spectacle of the free world’s most powerful man publicly offering and receiving insults might suggest a democracy that’s brittle.  Or bullet proof. Even […]