Category Archives: American politics

Light relief for Trump supporters

A remarkable exchange of jokes between a liberal commentator and a Never Trump Republican Just before the election.

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News judgment in the modern world

Report recounts 10 ‘episodes’ involving Trump and questions of obstruction… AG SAYS NO CRIMES… Considered president’s frustration with media when deciding… Not ‘conscious wrongdoing’… White House lawyer refused order to fire Special Counsel… Detailed scenes of raging… ‘This is the … Continue reading

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The “Professor Standard”

Herman Cain has a job application in the WSJ: The Fed still operates on the “professor standard,” enshrined with Bill Clinton’s nominations of pure academics. Their textbooks say strong economic growth, particularly strong wage growth, causes inflation, which Fed policy … Continue reading

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Bannon on the winning Trump agenda

  h/t hzhousewife, not a short video, a brilliant backgrounder of the way Trump used three key themes to rouse the resistance of lower middle America to defy the New Class and regain the high ground: illegal immigrants, jobs and … Continue reading

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Tactile nuclear weapons

Is this really funny? She is one of two Senators from New York and is running for President. This should truly frighten you, as much for the lack of attention this has received from the media as for her outright … Continue reading

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Is this the greatest political scandal in American history?

Is a scandal still a scandal if it’s not reported in the press? If not, what is it? Seems pretty bad. Start with this from Ace of Spades. Thursday and the big story is the reaction to Attorney General William … Continue reading

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In Trump’s America: Mr 53%

Following the Mueller saga has been quite a diversion from politics as it normally is, but this had occurred to me as well: Rod Rosenstein may have appointed Mueller to save Trump from Obama’s FBI and DOJ. At this point … Continue reading

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2020 foresight

President Donald Trump 2020 trailer. A sneak peak of the upcoming 2020 election pic.twitter.com/QZXePmcj6r — Wojciech Pawelczyk 🇵🇱 (@PolishPatriotTM) April 5, 2019 Don’t know how official it is, but the election is coming. There is also this from Tucker Carlson … Continue reading

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These socialist loons are completely mainstream

Start with this, from the New York Times: Modern Monetary Theory Makes Sense, Up to a Point. It begins: The term “modern monetary theory” has been talked about so much lately that we mainstream economists need to try to understand … Continue reading

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We are in a moment of reprieve

I finally got to listen to PDT’s whole speech and it was spellbinding. Mark Steyn and Tucker Carlson both watched it and both have had the same reaction. Who else today can give a speech that lasts an hour and … Continue reading

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