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Bret Stephens on Trump’s Twitter Feed

It is, truly, fascinating to observe the endless outrage cycle over President Trump's twitter feed. Trump is brilliantly trolling the living crap out of the political Left, yet the Left responds as desired every. single. time. And you know they cannot help themselves because they are aware enough to admit, while physically hyperventilating, that Trump ...

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The Economist: How to help places hurt by globalisation

From back in October, a fantastic two-part write-up (Leaders piece + long-form essay) by The Economist on globalization and how to cushion the economic blow for disaffected regions. In summary: Prior to full-scale globalization regional inequality would converge over time between and within industrialized nations as investment dollars would flow to cheaper, undervalued regions; poor ...

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Neenah, Wisconsin: Trade & Climate Policy

Great write-up in The New York Times today on the effects on unfair trade practices, and how spot on, at minimum from a political perspective, Trump was to zero in on trade. Four paragraphs in, the money quote (my emphasis in bold): "Take Neenah Foundry, a 145-year-old operation that employs nearly 1,000 workers here. Its ...

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Fun With Blue State SALT Licks

In honor of tomorrow being the last day of white tail deer rifle season in Maine, let's have some fun with "blue" state SALT licks. As outlined here and everywhere months ago, the GOP tax cut & reform plan was designed by the Trump Democrats - Trump, Cohn, Mnuchin - to trap Democrats. It's pure ...

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2018 = 2010?

"Democrats say the tax bill being pushed by Republicans desperate for their first big legislative accomplishment could blow up on them just as the health care bill cost Democrats." The above quote comes from an article in The New York Times yesterday, which compared the 2010 Scott Brown + ACA combination to the Virginia + ...

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The Disgusting Religious Right

Jeremy Peters of The New York Times is out this morning with a good front pager on the Alliance Defending Freedom. In short, the religious Right is disgusting - no different than the odious Obama/Merkel-led global "limousine liberal" elite that hypocritically declares those in policy disagreement with them a "Basket of Deplorables". "In a brief ...

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2018: The Year of Trade

Daily "news" consumption is increasingly deemed an unnecessary waste of highly partisan time. I vehemently disagree. Entrenched news organizations such as The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal attack each major topic of the day/week/month with such ferocity that it is impossible to not learn an enormous amount about any ...

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