Dave Shiflett is a writer -- former critic for Bloomberg News and a contributor to The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and other publications -- and author of several books, including one with Donald Trump ("The America We Deserve"). He also writes and performs music and has released eight CDs including "Time Goes Rushing By" (Floor Creak); "Songs for Aging Cynics" (The Karma Farmers); "Afternoon Lamentations" (Dave Shiflett and Friends) "From the First Time" (Dave Shiflett and Friends), "A Simple Thing" (with Buttafly Vazquez), and "Down The Road," a collection of guitar instrumentals. Lately he's been writing orchestral music and screenplays.