Merrick Garland’s Nomination Was Not “Stolen,” And It May Have Elected President Trump

Nominating Merrick Garland may have been the biggest mistake President Obama ever made. Christmas came in June this year for Republican followers of the Supreme Court, and let’s be honest, the Supreme Court is probably the primary reason that most Republican voters continue to vote Republican. The Good Lord knows it’s not because we ever […]

Trump’s Tariffs Will Reduce Trade Deficits By Reducing Trade

It’s too bad that good politics rarely makes for good economics.  Donald Trump’s historic election was in no small part due to his brilliant electoral strategy of focusing on the neglected blue-collar “Rust Belt” states that his opponent took for granted — or forgot about, or were simply too dirty for her to visit — […]

Congratulations on North Korea, Mr. Trump. Now go to Flint, Michigan.

Trump should consider appointing a special master to oversee the Flint Water Crisis, like former New Jersey governor Chris Christie. President Trump just had his best week. After explaining to our “traditional allies” that we would no longer be their ATM, Trump travelled to Singapore to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in […]

Note to Republicans: Americans Like Big Government. They’d Also Like Solutions.

We’re a “right of center country.” The majority of Americans are conservatives. Americans hate big government.  This all goes without saying, right? Not exactly. These are the central observational axioms of the modern Republican Party, and they are not modern at all, or even especially accurate.  They are at best anachronistic, and at worst gross […]

Barack Obama: America’s First Latino President

As the Obama Administration struggles with its latest self-created crisis, aimlessly fumbling about in its attempts to house and feed and clothe the tens of thousands of poor immigrant children who have streamed across the border in recent months, the American public is hearing an oft-repeated narrative about these children and their (literally) countless predecessors […]