Category: General

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KellyAnne Conway on the 2018 Midterms

Midterm elections are almost always bad for the party in power, with I believe 30 House seats lost on average. 2018 is likely to be no different, particularly with a large anti-Trump undertow. However, unlike the 2010 Tea Party massacre in the wake of extreme federal overreach by the Obama Administration, the current form of ...

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President Trump and the “Forgotten Man”

A couple of days ago President Trump said via Twitter that his "insider polls are strong." I said to my family that I would bet that expert pollster and senior adviser to the POTUS, KellyAnne Conway, knows precisely how Trump's seemingly odious policies are playing across "Blue Wall" and battleground states. (I have now long ...

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Martin Wolf on Income Inequality

Folks really, really need to be aware of highly intelligent partisan actors wielding data. Case in point is Ben Shapiro, as outlined yesterday - they are very dangerous. Today I want to highlight Martin Wolf of the Financial Times, and his pet hobby: trumpeting the seemingly deleterious effects of income inequality. The title of his recent ...

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The New York Times: Trump’s “Singular Focus”

There was a fascinating article in The New York Times yesterday that made a very clear distinction between the Trump Administration's economic policy worldview and that of both major political parties. It is precisely the distinction I made to family members all the way back in December 2015. The money quote: "In recent decades, the two ...

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Beware of Ben Shapiro

Almost always multiple things can be true at once, for example: The New York Times is the greatest political newspaper on earth (IMO); but also the megaphone of the Obama/Merkel-led global political elite (read: anti-free market capitalism). Ben Shapiro, same thing: fantastic political commentator, as he is typically laser-focused on the facts of any situation; ...

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Was Rubio Blackmailed?

For awhile now I have been flabbergasted at Marco Rubio and Mike Lee and their odiously non-conservative child tax credit obsession. (I am all for a job-friendly child care welfare program, but paying people to have children is insanity.) It belongs nowhere near a tax cut & reform discussion, outside of a broader budget discussion, ...

“Staggeringly Corrupt”

Beginning circa minute 38, the panel discusses whether the Mueller Special Counsel can conduct an objective investigation. (I believe that even if Mueller cannot, Trump should let it continue, since if he is innocent then the lack of objectivity will make the end conclusion all the more firm. But that is not the subject of ...