Category Archives: American politics

The new socialism just like the old socialism

Just think of this in the Age of Venezuela: AP: ‘Democratic Socialism is Surging’. It was surging before and will continue to surge after since socialists are by definition ignorant to an amazing extent about both history and how an … Continue reading

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Trump’s Russian Revolution

Some further reflection on PDT’s dealing with Putin in Helsinki. The truly repulsive bit of the media flak were that nothing positive about the president would ever have been said by the clowns in the media no matter what had … Continue reading

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Paul Kelly sings Trump’s praises

Trump flew to the Helsinki summit after his visit to Britain where he trashed every notion of a trustworthy US-Britain alliance and treated his embattled but gracious host, May, with cavalier contempt. This followed his attendance at the NATO summit … Continue reading

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Actually only 68%

Although perhaps not the mayor of London. As noted about the pic: Pretty much every American news outlet is gleeful about the “giant Trump baby balloon,” as it is conventionally described, that supposedly is dominating the London landscape while Trump … Continue reading

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Revisiting the Trump agenda

Looking back to the Trump agenda before he occupied the White House. Infrastructure, Energy, Immigration, Trade, Tax, Health Care. Whoops, sorry, the original pages have gone! Anyway you can get the flavour…

Posted in American politics, Rafe | 14 Comments

In Trump territory for a change

Not New York but Las Vegas, and not in enemy territory but at Freedomfest. For a change everyone I speak to is a supporter of PDT. Everyone naturally has something or other to grizzle about, but I am completely onside … Continue reading

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Trump as a non-political pragmatist

A piece attributed to Charles Krauthammer is circulating by email. Snopes said that it has been around for some time and it was written by someone else. It is supposed to represent second thoughts by Krauthammer who initially did not … Continue reading

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Trump moving on the racism of affirmative action

Affirmative action was always racist and always will be. A very strange move, to fight racism with racism, and doomed to failure, putting a question mark over the credibility of the qualifications earned by all the members of the favoured … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Rafe | 22 Comments

The WalkAway movement in the US

Brandon Straker invites Democrats to walk away from the derangement syndrome. A handy video. Facebook page. Brandon with Tucker Carlson, h//t Cassie in the comments.

Posted in American politics, Rafe | 17 Comments

US Supreme Court decision in favour of workers and free speech vs unions

Sinc mentioned this is passing last week, and in case people missed it, a step in the right direction. Under Illinois law, public employees are forced to subsidize a union, even if they choose not to join and strongly object … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Rafe, Unions | 10 Comments