Trump Cheers Himself Up After Health Care Loss By Destroying Environment

From CNN:

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump will sign a sweeping executive order Tuesday at the Environmental Protection Agency, which looks to curb the federal government’s enforcement of climate regulations by putting American jobs above addressing climate change.

The order represents a clear difference between how Trump and former President Barack Obama view the role the United States plays in combating climate change, and dramatically alters the government’s approach to rising sea levels and temperatures — two impacts of climate change.

A White House official briefed on the plan said Monday the administration believes the government can both “serve the environment and increase energy independence at the same time” by urging the EPA for focus on what the administration believes is its core mission: Clean air and clean water.

Trump Taps Kushner to Lead a SWAT Team to Fix Government With Business Ideas

From the Washington Post:

President Trump plans to unveil a new White House office on Monday with sweeping authority to overhaul the federal bureaucracy and fulfill key campaign promises — such as reforming care for veterans and fighting opioid addiction — by harvesting ideas from the business world and, potentially, privatizing some government functions.

The White House Office of American Innovation, to be led by Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, will operate as its own nimble power center within the West Wing and will report directly to Trump. Viewed internally as a SWAT team of strategic consultants, the office will be staffed by former business executives and is designed to infuse fresh thinking into Washington, float above the daily political grind and create a lasting legacy for a president still searching for signature achievements.

I thought he was busy skiing making peace in the Middle East?

Silicon Valley

Just finished season one last night. I know, I know. I’m late to the party. I think I stayed away from it because so many people tried to get me to like Big Bang Theory which I find unwatchable. (I really can’t stand sitcom formats any longer, especially with a laugh track) But Silicon Valley, like a lot of non-broadcast television shows nowadays, is extremely smart and doesn’t jam jokes into the audience every two beats.