Category Archives: American politics

As I looked upon the chair

As I looked upon the chair I saw a pres who wasn’t there! He wasn’t there again today, Thank the Lord he’s gone away! The poem, such as it is, is my own adaptation from William Hughes Mearns, but the … Continue reading

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The epic Clinton scandals and cover-ups currently under investigation

It’s not just the story but the source that is remarkable. From The Sunday Guardian: How Obama’s Hillary Clinton cover-ups destroyed DOJ and FBI. It starts: The epic Clinton scandals and cover-ups currently under investigation in Washington will make Nixon’s … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Media | 11 Comments

The Deep State

A briefing on the power and influence of the so-called civil servants who inhabit the swamp.

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Obamagate: Shameful and a disgrace

Suppose we start with this simple question: Is it appropriate for a president to use the powers of government to spy on the opposition party during an election? No one will say yes to that. So let us move on … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Hypocrisy of progressives | 92 Comments

The core question is whether it is OK for a government in power to use surveillance agencies to win elections

The details are below. The main point is that the Democrats used an obviously nonsense piece of spyware as a justification to listen in on private conversations among the Republicans both before the election and after. You care if you … Continue reading

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So far so good but this is only Year One

Here’s the question: Do economists understand what’s happening to the American economy? And here’s the answer: no, they don’t. So when I see the American economy picking up, I am excited to see how accurately classical economic theory explains what … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Economics and economy | 17 Comments

State of the Union

These are the White House Excerpts of PDT’s State of the Union address. The speech starts about 15 minutes in. Together, we are building a SAFE, STRONG, and PROUD America. We want every American to know the dignity of a … Continue reading

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“Donald Trump is delivering on economic leadership, that’s for sure”

It’s from Miranda Devine’s radio show but picked it up at Breitbart: Aussie PM Applauds Trump Leadership, Says Economic Reforms Benefiting the World. U.S. President Donald Trump’s sweeping tax cuts combined with reforms in corporate regulation are benefiting the global economy, Australian … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Federal Politics | 49 Comments

“Thank you Mr President for your inspiring speech”

Trump declares the U.S. is ‘open for business’ in Davos, as he tells global bigwigs ‘America First does not mean America alone. Speeches on the vid begin around 4:45 in. PDT at around 8:30. President Donald Trump defended his aggressive … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Economics and economy, International | 84 Comments

This is the ‘this’

I always read the comments and usually learn a lot from them but this seems a lot more informative than usual and with a very unusual take on things. From John Smith 101 discussing Why isn’t this reported as the … Continue reading

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