Friends, Many have asked what I have been doing since I left MSNBC in June 2012. Men’s Journal’s Mark Healy has been tracking me since before I resigned. He has answers in February’s edition. Please check out “Revenge of the Cable Guy,” here: http://www.mensjournal.com/magazine/dylan-ratigan-revenge-of-the-cable-guy-20140122 #TeamRenaissance
Opening #TeamRenaissance’s Mailbag One of my goals for this year is to be better connected to our community. This mailbag is an experiment to strengthen that connection. Straight Talk consists of social media posts (in bold) from my facebook and twitter feeds, followed by your questions & comments . I pick content I believe […]
Friends, 2014 is a year to replace sour debates of politics and policy with new ideas for everything from housing, food, fuel and water to music, education and orchestral biology. The 21st Century Renaissance will not grow from policy, politicians or political media. Rather it already is growing from the creativity in our hearts. May the […]
Let’s have DoD undertake a partnering role with the private sector to form and enforce the usage of a web portal for information on separating service members starting 12 months before the exit.
Obamacare is just the most recent example of government “solutions” that do more harm than good. Though programs championed by Democrats are continuously characterized by Republicans as failures, you’d be hard-pressed to identify a program implemented by Republicans that’s performed well (consider the “War on Terror”, the “War on Drugs”, ethonol subsidies, No-Child-Left behind…). I […]
Private industry lobbyists wrote Obamacare and Dodd-Frank for their benefit. To this day, they continue to try to modify to legislation to their benefit. They even write the actual laws! Here’s the latest egregious example. Citigroup wrote—and got the Congresspeople in its pocket to pass—a law that lets banks trade derivatives with regular depositors’ money. […]
This might work in America’s past time, but is this really why the Obama administration played hardball?
I want to take this time to thank each and every veteran who has served and those who continue to serve in the Armed Forces.
In speaking to the CEO of a major US energy company, as he reflected on the upcoming turnover of a huge population reaching retirement age, he said he would love to search a data to assess people and make offers to go to his plants- meaning a real job, one that brings with it a livelihood. Today, he has to put up posters, put out ads, or send representatives to every base.