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- Deutsche Bank ‘Beyond Repair’ as Trading Drops - Autonomous Research
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- Wachovia Customer Sues Wells Fargo Over FundSource Losses - Bill Singer
- Credit Downgrade for Wells Fargo Due to Fake Account Scandal
- CFTC Commissioner Quintenz Named Sponsor of the Technology Advisory Committee
- Harbour and Geneos Customers Win FINRA Arbitration Against Stockbroker - Bill Singer
- Equifax Suffered a Hack Almost Five Months Earlier Than the Date It Disclosed
- The World’s Biggest Wealth Fund Hits $1 Trillion
- At Jefferies, Like Wall Street, Trading Cedes to Banking
- Ex-SAC Trader Who Pleaded Guilty to Insider Trading Just Remembered He’s Innocent
- JPMorgan Turns to Amazon for Retail 'Customer Experience'
- Goldman Sachs Names Ken Hitchner as New Chairman for Asia Pacific
- Judge All but Tosses SEC Case Against ‘Rogue’ Trader And Ex-FBI Informant Guy Gentile
- 'Boys are #1 Among NFL's Most Valuable Teams
- Fake Tax Returns - Your Next Worry After the Equifax Breach
- FINRA DR Recruiting Arbitrators, Mediators at Congressional Black Caucus Conference
- JPMORGAN: Here's who we think will replace Warren Buffett at Berkshire Hathaway
- Mueller to Search Facebook for Russia-Linked Accounts
- Mark Gomes, Market Analyst and Trade Scalper Settles with SEC
- Equifax Waives Credit Lock Fees For Consumers, Amid Criticism
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NEWSLETTERS & ALERTS
Donald Trump & Co.
Death of a Thousand Cuts
[Photo: SNL 2015 Cast / judycasey.com]
by Howard Haykin
Few, if any, of Donald Trump's disclosed actions, and those of his administration, can be viewed as criminal or deemed to be justification for impeachment. Yet, collectively they are offensive, disruptive, and most importantly a cause for concern for the safety of this country. That might be one of the reasons that FBI Director James Comey opted to build a dossier of memos detailing his numerous meetings with the president.
While Mr. Trump brought to the White House the potential to provide a fresh, business-like approach to the issues facing this country and the world, he has repeatedly demonstrated that neither he nor many in his team are prepared for the world stage. And it will be the cumulative effects of Donald Trump's daily actions that will derail or curtail his agenda, and perhaps that of the Republican Party. It can even stall any meaningful legislation or change in government.
Of course we're referring to "Death of a Thousand Cuts."
Which brings us to Tom Friedman's opinion piece in the NYTimes: It's Chicken or Fish. Mr. Friedman asks the following question: With Democrats lacking any real governing power, are there a few good elected men or women in the Republican Party who will stand up to the president’s abuse of power as their predecessors did during Watergate? Sadly, the answer is a resounding NO!
With little else to get the nation through the daily political morass - aka the Trump administration - and with little hope for change in the near term, it seems our only current relief from this angst is through "emailing each other 'S.N.L. skits'." Mr. Friedman sees the 2018 elections - and a shift in power to the Democratic Party - as the only refuge for what ails the nation.