Paul Brandus: Keynote speaker: 7 presidential libraries, Fortune 500 cos. Author 3 books. USAToday, DowJones/MarketWatch columnist. Ex Russia NBC pbrandus@gmail
"You can't have people making decisions about the future of the world who are scientifically illiterate. That's a recipe for disaster." -Neil Degrasse Tyson
The news isn't all bad: "Justin Bieber postpones summer tour due to the coronavirus pandemic"
. is an Orwellian manufacturer of "Fake News." On - of all days - Sept. 11, he posted this photo showing his staff honoring the tragic anniversary. But: 1) It was raining today and 2) it includes the long-departed Hope Hicks and Omarosa (h/t )
A First Lady has the power to make people think. In 1989 Barbara Bush visited a Washington hospice where abandoned infants with the AIDS virus were being cared for. Some folks were ignorant and thought you could get AIDS from touching someone. Mrs. Bush hugged and kissed the kids
. claims U.S. is the most taxed country. Actually, it's 28th. Making policy is hard when policymakers don’t know the facts
1. Elephants are nearing extinction in much of the world (yes, really) 2. Trump admin. is nevertheless planning to lift restrictions on importing "African elephant trophies" (i.e. parts of elephants) from parts of Africa