Good week for:
Connections, after Montana’s Whitefish Energy won a $300 million, no-bid contract to rebuild Puerto Rico’s electrical grid despite having only two full-time employees. Whitefish was founded by a major donor to President Trump, and the CEO is a friend of U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who grew up in Whitefish.
A free press, after the family of a soldier killed in Afghanistan received a $25,000 check from President Trump more than three months after he promised it. The check was dated the same day The Washington Post asked the White House why it had not been sent.
Living large, with the opening of the world’s first “plus size” beach resort in the Bahamas. The Resort features unlimited buffet meals, extra-wide chairs, steel-reinforced beds, and freedom from “fat shaming” on the beach. ■