Category: Policy

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2018: The Year of Trade – Part 6

I jumped the gun in my last post on trade policy. I believed the Trump Administration had reached a deal behind the scenes based on Steve Mnuchin's comments on Fox News Sunday. Turns out President Trump turned on a dime soon after due to the rampant speculation that he had gone soft on China. I ...

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2018: The Year Of Trade – Part 5

This morning buffoon of a National Economic Council Director, Larry Kudlow, gave a bumbling overview of the trade framework the US agreed to with China yesterday on ABC This Week. Thankfully Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin cleared things up on Fox News Sunday. Tariffs have been put on hold on both sides, and China has committed ...

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Democrats’ Path To A Midterm Loss Widens And “2018: The Year Of Trade – Part 4”

In a March 25 post on the state of trade negotiations I said: "This is precisely why the stock market is holdings up quite well in the face of D.C. “chaos”. The market knows full well this is the most business-friendly administration in modern American history and that it will not allow the globe to ...

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Personally Pro Life. Politically Pro Choice.

I have a evolved in my stance on abortion. With a highly conservative background I have long been staunchly pro life; and like most pro lifers I let my personal belief inform my political belief. My evolution began in earnest when I started challenging fellow pro lifers with a thought experiment: If feasible, would you ...

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The NYT Pooping Itself Constitutionally

The New York Times continues to dazzle us with its complete disregard for the constitutional underpinnings of our great democracy. Core to the underpinning is the neutral arbiter status of the federal court system and the SCOTUS. The Ninth District chose to go activist in an attempt to thwart the "authoritarian" Donald Trump, and recently ...

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2018: The Year of Trade – Part 3

As the entire world melts down over President Trump's eminently predictable (see here and here), yet seemingly erratic moves on trade policy, I am thoroughly enjoying sitting back and analyzing the ins and outs of the much-needed shake-up in global trade practices. After more than a year in office, 99 percent of political observers still ...

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The Arrogance of Teachers

I have not studied the education system, but from cursory outside observation it is grossly apparent that reform is needed up and down the spectrum. (Perhaps I too often wield my free market "hammer", but the education system would likely benefit from a bout of free market-based reform.) For starters, teachers could begin by taking ...