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One person’s “bailout” is another person’s “rescue.” Regardless of the lingo, the markets remain spooked. Moody’s is keeping an eye on six more U.S. banks.

Hell, yes, I want Trump indicted. But this hush money case is going to be difficult to prove. The issue is whether Trump used campaign funds to quiet Stormy Daniels. Reaching into his own pocket to shut her up, however unsavory, is not illegal. Plus, Michael Cohen is not exactly an ideal witness.

But in my mind, this case is just a trifling warmup, anyway. I want Trump indicted, convicted and imprisoned for attempting to overturn a valid election and trying to overthrow the government of the United States. Because that is exactly what he did.

Maybe Trump and DeSantis will just eat each other. That’d be great.

Pence is a worm. He now says he holds Trump responsible for Jan. 6, but he won’t testify. That’s not patriotism. That’s self-serving cowardice.

Since he invaded Ukraine a little more than a year ago, Putin has been counting on America eventually flaking out. DeSantis and Trump are making Vlad look like Nostradamus.

Mia Sorvino is angry that her late father, Paul, was not included in Sunday night’s Oscar tribute to recently deceased film industry giants. She should be upset. I’m upset, too.
That was an inexcusable omission.

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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.