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.
The Republican pundit class is lying right into our faces, pouring falsehoods and delusions right onto the heads of the tens of millions of Americans so desperate to believe in the infallibility of their political movement that they believe everything that they're told.
When did Americans become a bunch of little, thin skinned, cowardly, cry babies and snowflakes, paling at mere offense? They were jokes!
The choice between Trump and the good was not a hard choice. It is tragic so many have chosen their idols over the truth.
Without Paine, the American Revolution dies stillborn in the hearts and minds of the American colonists, muttering impotently under the heeled boots of the King's army.
America is divided because Americans, on both sides of the aisle, care more about their delusions of "rightness" than they do about their countrymen.
Once upon a time in America, conservatives believed our borders should be "open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here", but that time seems to have passed.
With China instituting 25% tariffs on over one hundred American made products, a trade war with China is no longer a mere hypothetical, and with Donald Trump being who he is, he is practically guaranteed to retaliate "ten times harder" (basically another way of saying he'll grossly overreact to this threat to his manhood).
If doing the "wrong things" for the "right reasons" was good enough for God, then Easter would be about fruit in a basket not the Lamb on the cross.
It is clear for those living in constant fear and hopelessness, trapped in a ceaseless procession of funerals for young male victims of violence both by their peers and the very men and women sworn to protect them, that something has to change.
Even using conservative estimates, more people would be saved every single year by implementing this safety standard than if firearm related homicide was somehow made physically impossible.
Remember when Trump's handlers and supporters claimed that the Republican Party would work with Trump to keep him focused on "making America great again", doubling down on the promise that the men and women around Donald Trump would be capable of driving Trump's agenda while allowing "Trump to be Trump"?
This principle that rights are derived from a superlative moral authority is necessary to the entire idea of rights preexisting a constitution or a nation state to begin with.
[D]espite the bump in the stock market from the positive preliminary jobs numbers, it's important to keep in mind the greater perspective.
The legacies of Ronald Reagan and Milton Friedman are simply too precious to sacrifice them for a party of cowards and political charlatans.
The only rational path to solving America's Rustbelt isn't going to be punishing the rest of the world for not adopting the same bad policies that have put millions of American workers, largely minorities, out of the workforce for generations and seriously damaged our ability to compete in an increasingly global economy.