Once Upon a Time in Congress

Listen to the full episode from July 27, 2019 here

The coverage of the Congressional hearings with Robert Mueller as witness mainly came across as coverage about "performance", not about the subject of the hearings itself. If we don't get our act together, this "telling a story about the story" instead of just telling the story...well, it's going to break us.

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"Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" is a bizarre new film from Quentin Tarantino. So which is his best film?

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The growth rate in the GDP slipped last quarter, and one of the main things propping it up has been government spending -- according to the government itself. That's a problem.

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A new TV series is going to follow a "broke billionaire" around Erie, PA. Maybe it'll make good television, but it's not the way we need to think about breathing new life into the economies of Rust Belt communities -- and elsewhere.

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There's usually a character in Quentin Tarantino films -- one in every movie -- who will stick out to you, once you know to look for them. It's the one I always like best, and in many cases, the only one I find likeable at all.

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Technology Three: Equifax settlement, mobile merger, and the missing device

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The President's tweets about Rep. Elijah Cummings and his Maryland district were totally out of line and deserve brisk condemnation. We have disagreements. We can have things that we disagree about. Things that we think need to be improved. We have lots of different ways that we can believe life ought to be lived. But if the President wishes to avail himself of the Constitutional remedies available to him, he has a responsibility to:

"Recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient."

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