Trump take three and why millions still support him

As the polarizing former President announces his third consecutive bid for the White House, it’s worth considering the difference between political theory and practice.  In theory, we shouldn’t be talking about Trump at all.  In practice, he continues to dominate the political stage like no other. Donald Trump is the political difference between theory and… Continue reading Trump take three and why millions still support him

The bloodbath that wasn’t and the baffling return of regional politics

Votes remain to be counted, but it’s clear the Republicans had a disappointing night, failing to capitalize on voter discontent and underperforming in key states like Pennsylvania and New Hampshire.  At the same time, they were in the baffling positioning of over performing in other key states including Florida and Ohio.  The question is why.… Continue reading The bloodbath that wasn’t and the baffling return of regional politics

As the midterms are underway, even CNN knows Joe Biden is full of malarkey and always has been

The midterms were always going to be a referendum on President Biden, and no one should be surprised to learn that the country isn’t enthused with a chronically incompetent, serial liar in the White House.  This is who Joe Biden has always been.  It’s the reason no one wanted him in the first place, and… Continue reading As the midterms are underway, even CNN knows Joe Biden is full of malarkey and always has been

Pennsylvania Senate Insanity: Some in the media claim it’s a good thing for everyone that the Democrat candidate suffered a major stroke

We can support Americans with disabilities and recognize that they enrich our lives, but that doesn’t mean any given American with a disability is ready for a demanding job in the Senate or that suffering a stroke gives a candidate an edge or benefits the entire world.  How hard is that? This spring, Pennsylvania Senate… Continue reading Pennsylvania Senate Insanity: Some in the media claim it’s a good thing for everyone that the Democrat candidate suffered a major stroke

Biden’s celebration of inflation was woefully premature and dramatically out of touch

While the White House was celebrating passage of the Inflation Reduction Act complete with a musical guest, inflation itself continued to ravage the economy and the Dow plunged 1,200 points.  Out of touch barely begins to describe the handling of the looming stagflationary spiral.  The experts missed it 40 years ago and they are missing… Continue reading Biden’s celebration of inflation was woefully premature and dramatically out of touch

The President of the Perpetual Bailout

What do state and local governments, public education, the hospitality industry, the construction industry, the technology industry, the green energy industry, and, most recently, student loan recipients have in common?  They’ve all been bailed out by President Biden, ushering in a new era of perpetual spending, sometimes with no vote in Congress required. Americans are… Continue reading The President of the Perpetual Bailout

Russia Collusion Redux

The FBI wouldn’t open an investigation on suspect grounds, staff it with haters of former President Trump, and deploy the most intrusive means imaginable predicated on lies and half truths, would they?  Sadly, we already know the answer to this question… Last week, we learned that former President Donald Trump is under investigation for violations… Continue reading Russia Collusion Redux

Joe Biden is President George Costanza, every instinct he has is wrong

President Biden and the Democrats are poised to pass the poorly named Inflation Reduction Act to much fanfare in the mainstream media, but once upon a time even President Barack Obama knew the last thing you wanted to do was increase taxes in the middle of a recession.  This is Biden’s fourth round of stimulus… Continue reading Joe Biden is President George Costanza, every instinct he has is wrong

This Fourth of July, progressives have no idea what democracy is except as a means to get what they want

The progressive movement is in turmoil after a string of Supreme Court decisions put power back in the hands of the legislature and protected rights enshrined in the Constitution.  The sort of things we used to call democracy with a Big-D, but those old rules no longer apply and now democracy means whatever they claim… Continue reading This Fourth of July, progressives have no idea what democracy is except as a means to get what they want

Plato’s Republic and the persistence of the noble lie

It’s long past time to resign the great Greek philosopher’s vision of government to the ash heap of history, and yet the establishment continues to cling to something eerily close to his vision of a guardian class empowered with the noble lie.  Literally everything has changed since Plato’s day, but some things remain the same…… Continue reading Plato’s Republic and the persistence of the noble lie