Pat Piper has made a career learning something new. As a journalist in the news business, “something new” occurs every hour so he’s becoming an expert at understanding stuff he never thought about. Learning became a common word in “Future Talk: Conversations About Tomorrow” (Warner Books), the popular book he ghostwrote with Larry King as […]

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    Sophomore Sophistry

    By on January 18, 2019 in See It Here, Writing

    President Trump has shut down the government for weeks because Democrats won’t fund his border wall. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the State of the Union Address can’t be delivered because the Secret Service would have to work with no pay to protect members of Congress, Cabinet secretaries and members of the Supreme Court who would attend the event on Capitol Hill. President Trump cancels the use of a military jet……and so on and so on.

    This is the guy who wrote–or was the author of the ghost-written book, called “The Art of the Deal.”

    “I never get too attached to one deal or one approach…. I always come up with at least a half dozen approaches to making it (a deal) work, because anything can happen, even to the best–laid plans.

    I think the President should spend some of the time while being “alone” in the White House, to stop watching television and read the book. Most people see numerous ways to end the shutdown: one is actually talking to Democratic leadership.

    If he could grow up too….oh never mind.

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