As bad as Obama's eight year tenure may have been, the well meaning incompetence, naive mismanagement, and embarrassing diplomacy of his presidency pales next to the rolling dumpster fire of Donald Trump's moral turpitude, naked crony corporatism, and manifest legal malfeasance.
The Trumplican's argument as to why labor force participation hasn't increased? It's too hard, because Baby Boomers.
Clearly, in many ways, we are every bit as flawed today as we were when the first rosy light of the morning of September 11th, 2001 dawned upon Manhattan seventeen years ago, but, honestly, shouldn't we be better?
Paul Manafort, long time confidant and 2016 campaign manager for president Donald Trump, has finally rolled.
America bids farewell to John McCain, a man who played it straight until the end, gaining the respect of both his allies and his rivals.
Despite numerous deregulation victories and his incessant bragging in 2016, Trump's economy has created more jobs than Obama's second term (post recession) economy only 7 out of the last 20 months.
Until climate scientists can speak with absolute certainty as to the causes and the processes of our climate, they should keep their opinions about their nonsense science to themselves.
[T]here's no more reason to believe that arbitrarily raising the minimum wage will elevate the poor to economic security than throwing them off of a building will teach them to fly.
The two World Wars fundamentally changed America and the world, in ways that we are still trying to understand, and the Boomers grew up in an America at ideological war with much of the rest of the world.
For the pseudo-intellectual jerks and the pop-con punditry actually morally credulous enough to believe Alex Jones is entitled to spew his stupidity on any platform he wants, here's a refresher on how freedom of speech and freedom of association actually work.
Once upon a short while ago, Republicans feigned acceptance of these principles as properly basic, but now it seems they professed these beliefs in vain.
The problem for climate alarmists and environmentalists is the inescapable economic conundrum posed by opportunity cost.
No matter what the president, his cronies, or his rowdy mob of gormless buffoons say or do, the fact of the matter remains that the "Russia thing" isn't going anywhere.
In American parlance, however, the gist of all great Chinese works is neatly, if bluntly, summarized with the English truism: The tone is set from the top.
At 157,000 net jobs created, the preliminary numbers in the July Jobs Report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics came in well below the 190,000 jobs expected by market watchers, and well below the average established during Obama's second term.
While the quarterly GDP growth rate hasn't been below 2.0% since the first quarter of 2017, it also hasn't been above 5.0% since the second quarter of 2014, and it's a long way from the 7.0% rate in the third quarter of 2003.
Seriously, though, why does it seem like a good idea to entrust political franchise to people who can't even accurately answer what the candidates on the ballot are expected to do?
If the labor force participation rate were still at its peak (roughly around 67%), roughly 10 million more Americans, that's the entire population of New York City plus an additional 1.5 million people, would still be in the labor force.