Good morning! Today's Smart Brevity count: 1,056 words, 4 minutes.

Situational awareness: President Trump this morning tweeted, "I have just instructed the Secretary of the Treasury to substantially increase Sanctions on the country of Iran!"

BTW, I snuck a classic line from the movie "Glengarry Glen Ross" into this newsletter. Can you spot it? And, this week marks 25 years since Liz Phair released "Whip-Smart," which provides today's burst of an intro tune...