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Right’s Reaction to Afghanistan Speech: Riled

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 18:33

The response to Donald Trump’s Afghanistan speech was quick and negative—from the right. All eyes were on Steve Bannon, who was eased out by new Chief of Staff, John Kelly. Now we’ve heard from him from his platform, Breitbart. Just minutes after President Donald Trump concluded his Afghanistan policy speech Monday night, the conservative site […]

Afghanistan Becomes Trump’s War

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 12:44

President Obama went through the same gauntlet when taking over the White House from President Bush in 2008. Each new administration must pickup where the prior administration left off, and this is especially true when it comes to the continued prosecution of America’s global war on terror. Last night, from a military base in Arlington, […]

The Inevitable Breakup of Trump’s CEO Advisory Councils

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 13:20

Frankly, I’m surprised most of the CEOs stuck around this long on President Trump’s business advisory panels. The interests of most big businesses and Trump’s middle-America base are often at odds, especially on topics such as illegal immigration and climate change. It seems that most of the CEOs who chose to participate did so simply […]

Mueller Probe Won’t Topple Trump

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 12:44

Earlier this month, there was news that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has impaneled a grand jury to review the evidence of the Russian meddling in our 2016 presidential election. It’s important to realize that a grand jury is not impounded unless the prosecutor feels that a conviction can be brought. And, as they say, you […]

North Korea, Part Two: Not Our Problem

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 17:13

Donald Trump has warned of “fire and fury” if North Korea (NK) doesn’t halt its nuclear program, but they have a reason to continue. And despite Trump’s bluster, it’s very unlikely that we will act against the tiny country. The last time we did, it was Chinese troops that drove us back into the South. […]

North Korea, Part One: Trump = Obama

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 15:34

We had a recent complaint that some of our stories are way too long. Therefore, this complicated discussion of the North Korea situation has been broken into two parts. The first explains the difficulty of dealing with North Korea. The second story will discuss why we are in this situation in the first place—and why […]

Searches for ‘World War 3’ Spike in Past 24 Hours

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 14:07

As we noted previously, you can learn a lot about national sentiment from exploring Google Trends. Just type in a search term and you can see how much interest that term is garnering over time. With the recent rhetoric battle between President Trump and North Korea, interest in the term “World War 3” reached the […]

Trump Swings at North Korea; Russia and China Urge Calm

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 13:37

The typical response from the United States to threats coming from the North Korean regime have been fairly muted over the past couple decades. President Trump changed all that yesterday promising “fire and fury like the world has never seen” if North Korea makes good on threats to attack the United States. Meanwhile, Russia and […]

Gerrymandering: Greatest Threat to Democracy

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 12:54

Look at the chart above, particularly district #1 on the right, and #10 on the left. You might not be able to find better examples of gerrymandering in the country. There is only a thread of land connecting the large “ink blots.” This illustration in North Carolina shows how bad gerrymandering can get. The term […]

The Senate is Trump’s Enemy

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 15:18

“There’s an old story about a freshman member of the House who is getting shown around by a senior member on his first day, and the freshman asks about the other party. ‘I want to meet the enemy,’ he says. ‘No, son,’ says the old bull, ‘they’re the opposition. The Senate is the enemy.’” That […]

Trump Fights Back: “They’re Trying to Cheat You”

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 13:15

President Trump held a rally last night in the state of West Virginia where he spent time firing up his base and launching bombs back at his detractors in DC. While not referring to the Russia investigation by name, the President referred to the “witch hunt” and told his supporters that the establishment in Washington […]

CIA Withheld Info on JFK Assassination

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 12:45

At a time when we are trying to figure out what we hear from Washington is true or not, it’s nice to get a chance to consider what’s true about something that happened before most of you were born. Thanks to a 1992 law, we are finally going to see documents that have been hidden […]

Trump’s Success Goes Largely Unnoticed (Thanks to Trump)

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 13:11

For the ongoing soap opera that is the White House, the impression coming off from most media outlets is that the President has accomplished nothing since he has not succeeded in passing any major legislation. The federal government’s reach and scope is much larger, however, than just crafting new laws, and the President has seen […]

Stock Market Soars While Trump Approval Craters

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 16:49

Presidents like to take credit when the stock market is flying high, but often look for scapegoats when it corrects itself back to reasonable levels. President Trump has wasted no time in claiming credit for the record number on the Dow Jones Industrial Average hitting over 22,000 for the first time in stock market history. […]

Perpetual Gridlock is Now Status Quo

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 13:12

Republicans control the House, Senate, and White House, yet they can’t get much accomplished. Democrats are running opposition now, and have assumed the role of the GOP during the Obama years. The Trump administration is talking big on agenda items, but hasn’t been able to move the wheels of Congress to get anything big to […]

President Accused of “Coverup” for Trump Jr on Russian Attorney Meeting

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 14:12

President Trump is being accused of an “unnecessary coverup” when it comes to the original statement released which explained why Donald Trump Jr. was meeting last year with a Russian attorney. If you recall, the meeting was allegedly setup with the blessing of the Russian government to pass information which could be damaging to the […]

Trump Tweets Trouble for North Korea (Again)

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 12:39

On Saturday, Donald Trump ranted at China (again), complaining that they are not doing enough to control North Korea. Trump complained that China is making lots of money from trade with the U.S., as if they “owe” us for it. But isn’t trade supposed to be mutually beneficial? And isn’t it? Politico reported the new […]

Coulter Says Comey Crisis is Kushner’s Fault

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 14:07

It’s hard to tell where Ann Coulter stands some days. She has been a fervent Trump supporter, and she has turned against him. Now she says that all of this Comey mess is not Trump’s fault—it’s Jared Kusher’s fault, and it makes for a good read in Breitbart. Conservative commentator and best-selling author Ann Coulter […]

Even Breitbart Condemns Trump’s Sessions-Tantrums

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 12:53

Sometimes, Breitbart is the only medium of any kind that comes up with a way to support Donald Trump. Part of that is probably due to Steve Bannon, although Bannon has been noticeably demoted of late. However, in the matter of Donald J. Trump vs. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, even Breitbart is condemning Trump, while […]

Trump is Destroying Jeff Sessions on Twitter

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 14:42

But, Jeff Sessions is the man tapped by Trump as Attorney General you say? Why yes, yes he is. Why is the President so publicly berating and disparaging a hand-picked member of his own cabinet? I haven’t a clue, but it’s making for some entertaining news, like the time you stopped to watch that train-wreck […]