America’s Got No Talent

America’s Got No Talent

Trump’s Team Reportedly Offered Ambassadorships to Talent Bookers in Exchange for Inauguration Singers (NY Mag) Historical reference: Stevie Van Zandt on Nelson Mandela, Anti-Apartheid Anthem ‘Sun City’: ‘We Named Names’ (Q&A) (The Hollywood Reporter)

In the Principal’s Office

In the Principal’s Office

13 Faces Every Tech CEO Who Goes To A Meeting With Donald Trump Will Immediately Recognize (BuzzFeed) NOTE the high-quality Trump water on the table. Doesn’t look like anyone drank any… And here’s a “bonus cartoon” featuring Apple’s Tim Cook >>

Elevator Pitch

Elevator Pitch

Silicon Valley CEOs didn’t hide their distaste for Donald Trump. Now comes the reckoning (Los Angeles Times) Bill Gates Says Trump’s Ideas Are Like the Apollo Space Program, Fails to Mention Americans Didn’t Support That Either (Gizmodo)

Putin’s Other Puppet

Putin’s Other Puppet

Exxon’s Rex Tillerson Is Top Candidate for Secretary of State (Wall Street Journal) and Secret CIA assessment says Russia was trying to help Trump win White House (Washington Post)

The Cabinet

The Cabinet

Trump Picks Scott Pruitt, Climate Change Denialist, to Lead E.P.A. (New York Times) Trump taps Andrew Puzder, CEO of Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr., as Labor secretary (CNN Money) A sobering look at what Betsy DeVos did to education in Michigan — and what she might do as secretary of education (Washington Post)

Twitter Diplomacy

Twitter Diplomacy

Trump antagonizes China in latest ill-advised Twitter rant (Raw Story) Donald Trump’s Call With Pakistan Was a Hypocritical Mess (TIME) Donald Trump Speaks To Taiwan’s President, Reversing Decades Of U.S. Policy (Huffington Post) more to come…