Author: Charlie

Debt Downgrade A Too Subtle Warning Of What Is To Come

Courier Herald column for the week of August 6th: The research firm Fitch Ratings downgraded the quality of the United States debt last week.  They’re arguably the lesser known of the three main agencies that assign letter grades to denote the likelihood a bond issuer will repay their debt.  A grade of AAA implies unimpeachable

Go To Iowa Anyway, Governor Kemp

Courier Herald column for the week of July 23rd: Georgia Governor Brian Kemp continues to be the subject of rumors, speculation, and even some wishful thinking that he will enter the race to be the Republican nominee for President in 2024.  While being strategically coy about his future plans, has tamped down talk that he

Most Current Campaign News Is Filler While We Wait

Courier Herald column for the week of July 16th: It’s summer.  Most of you, hopefully, are doing summery things.  What most people aren’t doing is spending every waking moment obsessing who will be elected President 17 months from now. Political operatives and the press that cover them aren’t most people. They’re part of an industry,