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.
When our leaders can be no more trusted than can practically any wretch sobering up in a drunk tank anywhere in America, where are we as a country?
When was the last time you read it? Today. In Congress, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of... Continue Reading →
This "great" America was a myth. A lie. A fabrication. There was nothing about America that made it "great". It was something that was missing: competition.
[O]ne thing Trump is very good at is claiming responsibility for the things that are going right for the United States economy, but these claims don't actually hold up to any rigorous scrutiny.
While it is reasonable to seek to control the border and to have a just immigration policy that balances the needs of the individual against the realities of national security, those who take the Word and twist it to justify unconscionable terror tactics against mothers and their children befitting the worst villains of the Bible shall pay a price, as will all those who support them while they do so.
If real conservatism, the kind that would be recognized by Buckley and Reagan, really be worth fighting for, conservatives should fight for it.
In many ways, Feminism now, more than ever, faces the same awful situation that faces American Conservatism.
The philosophical goal many mislabel as "western culture" is, at its most basic, the tireless pursuit of truth.
It seems to me that it's hard for Trump to be making America "great" again, if his economy is under-performing Obama's economy.
Even pluralism, a core virtue of American conservatism, has its limits, and a patriot can not, must not, tolerate the intolerable.
Many simply don't know what to believe anymore, so they believe the avalanche of nonsense just to have something, anything, to believe in.
The openly militant racist, the kind of dirtbag that would attack an unarmed man lying helpless on the ground simply because he's black, is what most Americans think of as being "racist", but attacking a helpless black man isn't what makes someone a racist.
As of yesterday, the DJI has only 24.64% of its gains since that date, representing a loss of roughly a third of its gains.