Ross Rant | September 26, 2017

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As an amateur scholar of the War of 1812, I am pleased as grog punch that the poem F.S. Key penned while watching the Battle of Baltimore and finally became the American national anthem in 1931 is getting so much attention. I just wish the attention wasn't drummed up by the Trumpster's nativist thinking and small-minded definition of what it means to be an American.

The big questions surrounding the flag, is this a one-weekend revolt or something more? Is America on the verge of civil discontent not seen since 1968? Are America's playing fields and courts the new campaign trail?

Make time to watch this today = Shannon Sharpe on why the NFL finally responded to one of Trump’s doltish outbursts = https://goo.gl/vRqHf8

The governor of Puerto Rico warned of a “humanitarian crisis” after Hurricane Maria. Here's how you can help hurricane victims in Puerto Rico = https://goo.gl/uqz1pS

Not going to happen. Senator Susan Collins joined John McCain and Rand Paul in saying she would not support the latest Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The bill appears to be dead. Time for the GOP controlled government to move onto tax reform.

With the Spanish PM meeting with Trump at the White House today, will DJT make a statement against the independence of Catalonia?

Did Trump declare war via the Twitter machine? North Kores says yes.

Fantastic talking point - South Korea says winter Olympics will be safe despite the nuclear threat.

Do you want to win in the marketplace? Think entertainment, experience, and education. Just ask Disney and Gene Simmons.

EQ beats IQ when it comes to entrepreneurship.

From the department of whatever it takes. Chinese FA Super League team Henan Jianye asked Taoist priests to perform an on-pitch ritual. The club invited 15 Taoist priests onto the pitch to pray for a good result in Sunday's match with Shandong Luneng, Henan went on to win 2-1.

I will be in NYC late next week - ping me if you want to chat global business at the intersection of politics and policy. I'll buy the coffee.

Marc Ross

Based in Washington, DC, I specialize in thought leader communications and global public policy for public affairs professionals working at the intersection of globalization, disruption, and politics.

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