FROM Jeff Smith
Mr. Smith Goes to Prison Even a short prison sentence affect people for the rest of their lives. That’s certainly the case for Jeff Smith. In 2006, when he was 32 years old, Jeff Smith won a seat in the Missouri State Senate. Three years later, his political career came to an abrupt end when he was prosecuted for lying to federal agents about an illegal campaign flier. He resigned his seat and was sentenced to a year and a day in a federal prison in rural Kentucky—500 miles from his St. Louis home.
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
Industry insights and lessons learned from memorable guests We have interesting guests on The Business, and sometimes our conversations are too long to fit into one show. This week we give you stories that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor, including some sharp insights on making it in the industry from David Mandel, David Simon, Shawn Levy and Matt Reeves.