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The big career dreams Hillary Clinton enjoyed while studying law at Yale might be getting cut short. The unthinkable has become thinkable: She could be shut out of politics. Bernie Sanders could be the Democratic nominee. Or in the general election, Donald Trump could crush
So, it's time to start your memoir about where you were when Clinton announces it's over. She will continue to contribute to the betterment of America and the world by doing X or Y. That could be philanthropy or even becoming a law professor at her alma mater. Yale is based in New Haven, Connecticut, a short Metro North RR commute from her digs in Westchester Count, New York.
So, where will you be? When JFK was shot I and my college roommate were visiting a professor. Her buddy from the college's career placement office called with the news. Of course, we were hustled out. We wept into our beers at the bar.
When 9/11 happened, I was on the phone with a former colleague who had been fired. He couldn't understand why anyone could hate America. Instantly I got it why he couldn't hold a job: He wasn't enough into the unique American brand of capitalism.
As a marketing stunt, Sanders can put out there the question where folks want to be when Hillary throws in the towel. The best 10 entries get to tickets to the swearing-in.
That might be the career path he should return to. As a politico, things haven't gone so well. It's expected that he will pull out of Campaign 2016 . His belly-flop in New Hampshire was a palpable humiliation.
The guy started out strong. We recall that Nancy Reagan wanted him to throw his hat in the ring years ago on a presidential run. The WASPY GOP was awestruck by his atypical blunt persona. Then there was the smart move post-Sandy of buddying up with Democrat Obama. That was captured in tons of photo ops. The message was: I am doing what it takes to shake loose federal funds to rebuild our state after a horrific act of God.
Then Christie's act began to be experienced as totally abrasive. There was no saving grace. Donald Trump filled that space with better performance art.
Taking on again the role of a federal prosecutor Christie could have a comeback. He needs one.
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Their "crime" was bucking the president's scheme to game the ratings on U.S. News & World Report. To boost retention rates, he wanted to flush out the "bunnies" fast who might not make it through their first year in college. Those two professors bucked this initiative by Simon Newman, president. Here are the grim details presented by Insider HigherEd.
Right now educational leaders and rank and file are pushing back against the terminations. But soon enough they could up the ante and push back against the power of U.S. News & World Report.
They can, for example, convince the powers that be at their institution of higher learning not to participate in the survey. Instead, they will advocate other kinds of metrics to serve as ways to attract the best students, faculty, grants and more. Those could range from job-placement rates to increasing donations by alumni.
In any event, Mount St. Mary will have to rebrand. My hunch is that Simon, being the game-player he is, will invest big bucks hiring a top public relations firm. That will give even more ammo to his growing number of enemies to tar, feather him, and drive him out of the academic community.
U.S. News & World Report might also have overplayed its hand. Aside from the rankings business it doesn't have much else that's marketable. Academic activists could put it out of business.
Didn't eat for a while? Alcohol's impact can be more potent.
Tired? Its ability to cloud judgment could be greater.
So, the common sense way of managing alcohol is not to mix it in with driving, discussing business at an important meeting, or being with anyone who's attracting us sexually.
Of course, few can maintain that kind of caution. Allegedly among them is Erika Hansen. She is an Assistant District Attorney (ADA) in Travis County, Texas. As Abovethelaw.com reports, she was arrested for alleged drunk driving and more. She spent the night after the SuperBowl in the slammer.
But she did catch a break. She hasn't been put on leave. Her boss had her own encounter with DWI. Therefore, Hansen is allowed to continue with her work until the situation is resolved.
" Although African-Americans are more likely to go to college than in the past, they are overrepresented in majors that lead to lower-paying careers, according to a new report by Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce that examined their share of bachelor's degrees in 137 detailed majors." - Anne Louie Sussman, The Wall Street Journal, February 9, 2016. Here is the article.
So much for the best planning of affirmative action. The reality is that family background and economic/social class frequently override the well-meaning efforts of policy makers, guidance counselors, and even psychotherapists. The clustering of African-Americans in fields that pay peanuts and usually carry little prestige is a phenomenon familiar to many first-generation college students.
My father was a manual worker on the railroad. My mother was among the cleaning personnel at my high school. What did they know about steering me away from the humanities to studying business? All my earnestness about academics turned out to be a joke - on me. So many of my fellow first-generation classmates wound up, like the African-Americans, in the helping professions - at the bottom of the food chain. They were the social worker, not the psychiatrist.
Clearly, in high school, from the get-go, there has to be more guidance about the brutal realities of being part of The Professional Class. Income, security, power, influence, status, and prestige have to be brought out in the open. I could have been directed to the goal of becoming the publisher, not the content-provider in media.
Unless the family has pedigree, most of us are clueless about how to "become somebody." Usually, it's better to be a somebody versus a nobody.
" ... our next president will be a liar ... Every candidate who survives into election year is a proven liar." - Michael Kinsley, "Ahead By A Nose," Vanity Fair, Special Oscar Edition. Here is the article.
Kinsley goes on to say that the no-liars, like Lincoln Chafee and Rick Perry, wind up essentially no-where people in politics. After the GOP crowd was finished with their fun, Bill Clinton went on to bounce back from his 1998 "I did not have sexual relations with that woman." That was not unexpected.
But in litigation, defendants/plaintiffs/witnesses must tell all the truth. They take an oath to do that. If it is proven that if they, horrors, lie, they could go to the slammer. I was a bit player in a side show associated with the Rhode Island lead paint trial. Before I was deposed for hours, I was, you bet, sworn in. The message was clear: There was to be no fooling around about the facts - whatever they were.
But the art of lawyering is filled with creativity and nuance. The most successful lawyers follow the poetic wisdom of Emily Dickinson. A line from one of her poems reads: "Tell all the truth but tell it slant."
One of the best lawyer stories I heard was from a woman whose mother was the driver of a car which plowed into another vehicle. As a result there were five fatalities. The lawyers at the insurance company allegedly kept proposing to the driver how the accident could have happened. Both the daughter and mother were stressed out by that process. But the reality was that the driver had little memory of her actions and thoughts before, during, and even immediately after the accident.
It turned out that the mother's testimony wound up serving the insurance company well. Not surprisingly, though, she died soon afterward. Between the accident and the coaching she lost her grip on life.
However, lawyers have plenty of company in shaping all the truth on the slant. Maybe a good definition of "being a grown up" is always framing our story on the slant. That applies whether it's an interview for a job or promotion or a proposal for marriage. All the truth really has no place in the world of adults. For close and intimate relationships, now that I am totally grown-up I only allow in those with silver-tongues. Life is less painful that way.
In The New York Times, Tina Rosenberg chronicles how difficult it is to sustain sobriety post-treatment. And, the American Bar Association reports how young lawyers are most vulnerable to addiction to substances, including alcohol.
Yes, drunks are the ones getting the bad rep. Meanwhile, other kinds of addicts seem to avoid being targeted as big problems. Yet, those addicted to work, success, bullying and other kinds of career related maladies are making life miserable for employees and independent contractors such as myself. And who knows what goes on behind closed doors at home.
Work is the one must for most of us. We can dump our biological family. We can get divorced. We can relocate from a part of the city, state or region which eats at us. But the majority of adults have to earn a living. And it's at work that the other kinds of addicts can cause so much emotional and spiritual damage. Also, the bottom line is usually affected - negatively. That's exactly why activist investors should do something about the nutty folks in charge.
Who hasn't labored for the top guy or top gal who must succeed at all costs? Who hasn't been bullied by the brass, including the alpha male's female chief of staff, and knew damn well it would be a career-killer to sue? The best we could do was deposit a horrific evaluation of the organization on Glassdoor.
Let The New York Times, trade association like the American Bar, et al. focus more on those myriad other types of addictions. Leave the drunks alone. They have to want to get and stay sober. That's that story. But what about the miscreants who wipe out spirit and hope in the workplace?
That, reports Jacob Gershman in The Wall Street Journal, has proved to be a lucrative practice niche for many law firms. The hourly rate can range from $1,200 to even $1,400. The rates he cites do not factor in any client discounts.
Also, Gershman points out that, in general, hourly rates have been increasing since the economic crash. That is despite stagnant demand for services.