Thursday, June 7, 2018

6-7-18 Great Guests for Your Show

1. Kerry Lutz: President Trump’s Sacrifices
2. Michael Stumo: Ending Temporary Steel/Aluminum Exemptions
3. Robert M. Whaples: As We Await the Janus Decision, Catholics Should Re-Examine Support for Unions
4. John LeBoutillier: Trump vs. Sessions
5. Michelle Seiler-Tucker: Missing Kate Spade

President Trump’s Sacrifices

Lest we forget: President Trump has sacrificed so much to become president... a greatly reduced net worth, complete trashing of his character, abuse of his wife and family and personal attacks that know no limits or decency. Did we ever hear Trump bemoan the difficulty of his quest? Not once. While he complained about the constant stream of unfair media coverage and the non-stop assault upon everything he stood for, he never whined about the challenge he had thrown himself into. He kept his eye upon the target and never gave up, even in the darkest moments. Throughout constant threats of violence, rightful and wrongful attempts to besmirch his character and his accomplishments, he kept on fighting. What President Trump teaches us is that we must never take no for an answer or to allow our own self-limiting beliefs and thoughts to keep us from achieving our rightful destinies. If we fail to do so, we have only ourselves to blame. [more...]

Ending Temporary Steel/Aluminum Exemptions
By Michael Stumo, CEO of the Coalition for a Prosperous America

We support the Trump administration’s decision to end temporary exemptions from Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs for Canada, Mexico, and the European Union. Prior to the 232 investigation, a series of anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders effectively prevented most Chinese steel from entering the US directly. China is notorious for its subsidized overproduction, transshipping through other countries, and deliberately mis-marking its product to circumvent trade laws. Other countries, including allies, have their own overcapacity, and have targeted the lucrative U.S. market. As a result, the U.S. produces less steel and aluminum, making it the only major steel-producing country that is a significant net importer. There are no countries with true exemptions. All countries are subject to either tariff or quota restrictions. Some countries negotiated quota agreements with the U.S. to avoid tariffs. They agreed to reduce their shipments to the U.S. as compared to recent years. [more...]

As We Await the Janus Decision, Catholics Should Re-Examine Support for Unions

“Pope Francis has been quite vocal about his love for labor unions, and the Roman Catholic Church has a history of supporting workers’ right to organize, so it is perhaps no surprise that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops filed a friend-of-the-court brief in favor of the union in the hotly debated Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Council 31, case over mandatory union “agency fees” now before the Supreme Court. But many Catholics oppose the decision to get involved in the case, and the pope and those in the church supporting AFSCME in the case should reconsider their position if they truly value the welfare of all workers.” Pope Francis and the Caring Society is a concise primer on economics, free-market principles and Roman Catholic obligations to nurture the poor and planet Earth.  Editor Robert M. Whaples is available for interviews. [more...]

Trump vs. Sessions

What is behind the unprecedented way Trump treats his attorney general? And what will become of it all? Never - ever - have we seen a POTUS publicly demean and denigrate his own attorney general the way Donald Trump treats Jeff Sessions.  Let us remember: Sessions was the very first Republican U.S. senator to appear with Trump at a rally and then, later, to endorse Trump in the 2016 GOP primary - and he did it at a time when virtually no one thought Trump would win... Prediction: The end of the Trump-Russia investigation will make Watergate look like a Sunday school picnic. [more...]

Missing Kate Spade

Kate Brosnahan Spade, who created an iconic, accessible handbag line that bridged Main Street and high-end fashion, died Tuesday, June 5, at her Manhattan apartment. The designer, 55, started Kate Spade New York in 1993 and opened her first shop in the city three years later. Ms. Spade worked as an editor before making the leap to designing, constructing her first sketches from paper and Scotch tape. She would come to attach her name to a bounty of products, and ideas: home goods, china and towels and so much else, all of it poised atop the thin line between accessibility and luxury. [more...]

1 comment:

  1. Sandy is the very BEST PR person in the business! Together we ARE Making & Keeping America GREAT! Our Country IS much better with a true LEADER at the helm! God Bless America...