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Hamas’ indiscriminate mass massacre of Israeli Jews remains unjustifiable at any and every level and must rightly be globally condemned as a crime against humanity. But my standard is a consistent one. Israel must not now commit atrocities in retaliation. Cutting innocent Gaza residents off from basic necessities such as food, water, shelter, power and medical treatment cannot be countenanced or rationalized.

Regarding the horrific devastation of the hospital, Hamas says it resulted from a targeted Israeli attack, while Israel claims Hamas rockets are to blame. Let’s get to the bottom of it. Lies are the language of war and treachery.

Sure, I have issues with the way Biden handles parts of his job. But only a blind, partisan hack (admittedly, there are plenty of those) can deny that he is quite good at managing international crises. Quite good. Uncommonly good. Biden, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin make a formidable and highly-credentialed team. Can you imagine how badly and dangerously Trump would fuck this up, both now and going forward? I can, and I don’t want to find out.

Remember when attempting to overthrow the U.S. government would likely disqualify a person for being Speaker of the House? I enjoyed watching Jim Jordan getting blown out of the “gym” Tuesday on the House floor. And that beat-down will only get worse on “Day Two.”

Putting aside moral, legal, ethical and Constitutional issues for the moment, my biggest problem with these Cultish Fire Breathers is that they are frighteningly incompetent, and both unable and unqualified to govern.

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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.