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So now we’re exporting insurrection, complete with a video “how-to” template that includes the Moose Lodge Great Horned Shaman?

Steve “Race” Bannon has gone international.

We’re inflicting this on Brazil in retaliation for exactly what?  Sergio Mendes?

George Washington must be so proud.

I generally know when not to waste my breath. This clearly is one of those times. Yes, there are many important differences and distinctions between Trump’s wanton theft of troves of classified documents and Biden’s immediate cooperation with the feds after at least one highly classified file was discovered in a D.C. office Biden occasionally used when he was an honorary professor at the University of Pennsylvania.  

But Biden has committed a deeply politically damaging “unforced error” in handing Trump and his toadies a gift that will keep on giving. Now they can do what they always do—deflect, dodge, delay and dissemble.

I’m not letting Biden off the hook for this sloppiness. And there are some unanswered questions about exactly when Biden first learned about this.

Any way you slice it, Biden just threw a pick-6. Jim Jordan is Griddy-ing in the end zone.

Nobody gets a pass from Radically Rational. We’ll stay on it.

Oh, I do want to address this. Those of you why just reflexively bray about the “liberal bias” of “mainstream media” (could there be a lamer term?)  Let me remind you that the only reason we know about the Biden document flap is because of the intrepid and original reporting done by CBS News.

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Paul's Bio

I clearly have the attention span of your median fruit fly.Look! Airplane!

Sorry. I’m back.

It’s both a curse and a blessing. I’ve never bought this stuff about, “He who dies with the most toys wins.” But I do think that a wide range of life experiences helps us grow as people, and helps us better relate to other people. I’ve been fortunate. And I am beyond grateful.

I show up on time. I go like hell. I’m a good listener. I hold myself accountable. I own my mistakes. And I have a natural and an insatiable curiosity. I’m never afraid to say, “I don’t know,” when I don’t. But then I try to find out.

The flip side is I’m a lousy ballroom dancer and my clothes sometimes fit me funny.

Stuff matters to me. I care. But while I take that stuff seriously, I try hard to never take myself seriously. As a result, I have sometimes been told, “Paul, it’s hard to tell when you’re serious and when you’re just having some fun. Which is it? Serious or fun?”

My answer is “yes.” But I think that is a legitimate criticism. I promise I’m going to work on that.

This has been the quickest and strangest half-century I’ve ever experienced. During that period, I’ve been afforded amazing opportunities in news and sports journalism across all platforms. I have taught wonderful students at the high school and collegiate level. Always, I learned more from them than they did from me. I’ve been a high school administrator. I spent ten seasons as a high school varsity football coach. I’ve been an advertising executive. I’ve hosted nationally syndicated television entertainment shows. In maybe the biggest honor I ever received, I was selected by NASA to be “Chet The Astronaut” for the “Land The Shuttle” simulator at Space Center Houston. (All I can say there, is “Do as I say, not as I do.” I put that thing in the Everglades more often than not.) Most recently, I just wrapped up a decade as a television news director, during which time our teams distinguished themselves in holding the powerful accountable, achieving both critical and ratings success.

What does all that mean? It means I am profoundly grateful. It also means I’m ready for “next.” So here we are. Radically Rational. It’s an idea I woke up with in 2017. I scribbled “Radically Rational” on a piece of notebook paper and used a magnet to stick it on our refrigerator. I saw it every day, and it just would not leave me alone.

I am second in charge at Radically Rational, LLC. My wife, Jo (also known as BB), is the president. Clearly, I have failed in my attempt to sleep my way to the top of this organization.

I hope you will learn that I’m loyal as a Labrador. But I will admit that this doggie can bite every now and then. My promise to you? I will show up on time. I will go like hell. I will listen to you earnestly and attentively. I will hold myself accountable. I will never be the least bit hesitant to say, “I don’t know,” when I don’t.

But then I’ll try to find out. Let’s do it.