Iowa, the irrelevant

“Is this heaven?” “It’s Iowa.” “Iowa? I could have sworn this was heaven.” —from the film “Field of Dreams” I thought about how many people I have personally known that have hailed from the state of Iowa. Six. As best as I can recollect I have known six people from Iowa. Having previously worked in the hospitality business, I might have met a few hundred more people from the Hawkeye state. Unless my memory is failing me as I scribe this column, I have nary a bad word to say about…

Presidential Culture Building

I have posted on this subject before.  I shall repeat myself. The President of the United States is not an administrator!  He is the “Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States.”  Further, “he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices.” Those are his duties in a nutshell.  Anything more is too much more.  Anything less is dereliction of duty. The President of the United States…