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China’s Climate “Leadership” 

In just a fantastic display of affirmation of Trump's rejection of the Paris Climate Accord, the New York Times - i.e. the leader of the "Resistance" - buried this article on China's massive projected expansion of coal generation.  This is the country global political "leaders" held up as the filler of the void left by ...

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Deconstruction of the Regulatory State 

The front page of the June 30 edition of the New York Times - i.e. the leader of the "Resistance" - perfectly captures the Trump "phenomenon": Chaos at the surface, that is the complete and utter annihilation of the global political elite + high-powered policy implementation beneath. In this case, the chaos is represented by ...

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“GOP” Tax Reform Update 

Axios is out today with a report summarizing the current state of "GOP" tax reform progress. It confirms the following highlighted in an April post on tax reform:  "GOP" tax reform is being driven by Trump democrats Cohn and Mnuchin  Tax reform is much farther along than the "back of the napkin" approach the MSM ...

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Trump’s Travel Ban Heads to the SCOTUS

By default, President Trump leads with an extreme position in order to draw attention to a more subtle underlying problem - an opening "bid" within a broader negotiating framework those sick and tired of "political correctness" find refreshing. But with respect to trade policy and immigration, even adjusting for his negotiating approach he appears to ...

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The Cost of Climate Change: It’s The Economy, Stupid

The axiom of "watch what people do, don't listen to what people say" applies well to the world of political analysis; and James Carville's axiom of "It's the economy, stupid" applies well to analyzing what people do. Often, voters make day-to-day decisions that are in direct conflict with their political rhetoric and/or voting pattern. Talk ...

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Trump’s Paris Speech

As stated yesterday, exiting the Paris Climate Accord is precisely what the global populist revolt called for: A giant middle finger to the disgustingly arrogant, elitist Obama/Merkel-led global liberal order that disdains free market capitalism and American exceptionalism.  In the US, free trade and illegal immigration pale in economic relevance to the Paris Climate Accord, ...

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Climate Change Insanity

Per usual, NYT and WSJ reporting on the Paris Climate Accord (PCA) this morning is well-representative of both sides of the issue, with the NYT hyperventilating about the devastating global effects of an American exit with little empirical evidence to back its claim...and the WSJ calmly walking thru the case for why, perhaps, the PCA ...