April 9, 2021

It’s Friday and I’m taking the rest of the day off. Enjoy your weekend. See you again on Monday. 1 That’s a misleading headline, yo! Prince Philip has died. He was 99. Married to the Queen of England for 74 years, Philip led a long life. I hear he had quite the difficult upbringing. Not

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April 8, 2021

DON’T FORGET: I’m giving away a free 30-day subscription to the Washington Post. Enter to win here. 1 Amazon workers can count on Alabama…or not? Nearly 6,000 Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama are awaiting the preliminary results of a unionization vote, which could be released at any moment by the National Labor Relations Board. Source:

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April 7, 2021

I’m giving away a free 30-day subscription to the Washington Post (value $10). Enter to win here. 1 The Fed’s Janet Yellen is helping sell President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan by getting the G20 to impose a global minimum corporate tax rate. Together we can use a global minimum tax to make sure the global

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April 6, 2021

Here’s an excerpt of former Speaker of the House John Boehner’s new book, On the House. I suggest you read the excerpt first to see if it intrigues you. It did so for me! In fact, On the House promises to be a doozy! (I had long thought that “doozy” was a reference to the

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April 6, 2021

1 Senate Democrats got a gift (Giving Budget Reconciliation the Byrd) Now, let’s see what they do with it. The Senate has some arcane and antiquated rules that defy democracy, like the filibuster. Even goofier is their rule that bypasses the filibuster when it comes to the budget. It’s called budget reconciliation, or just simple

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April 5, 2021

2 To say the tide is turning on this one would be a massive understatement. The Chief of Police in Minneapolis is going to take the witness stand in the Derek Chauvin trial. It’s not expected to go well for Chauvin, to put it mildly. Minneapolis police chief Medaria Arradondo is expected to take the stand as

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April 2, 2021

Remember Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom? Today’s Sixpack is just like that. 1 Boys and girls: NEVER, and I mean NEVER, sleep on the schoolbus! After careful review, it was actually fortunate that kid was bent forward in his seat. That deer could have struck him in the head had he been sitting upright. It

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April 1, 2021

1 What goes up must come down? Subway’s $5 Footlong The Rise and Fall of Subway (and the $5 footlong). This is a fascinating story well worth your time. Read it. In short, it tells the story of Subway’s famous (now infamous) “$5 footlong” promotion, which, when introduced by the corporation during the financial crisis,

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March 31, 2021

1 Day 2 of the Derek Chauvin murder trial Two key witnesses were called yesterday in the murder of George Floyd trial. Prosecutors called an EMT/firefighter witness who said that the police wanted nothing to do with her offer to assist. They also brought in the early hero of the case, another witness who has

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