From Bad to Worse: The Post Obama America

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.

A Battle of Wits with the Unarmed

The Trumplican's argument as to why labor force participation hasn't increased? It's too hard, because Baby Boomers.

Paying The Moral Debt of 9/11/2001

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?

Red State of Denial: Paul Manafort Rolls

Paul Manafort, long time confidant and 2016 campaign manager for president Donald Trump, has finally rolled.

Just Grow Up: Now Trumpism Doesn’t Like Nike

Why are these entitled, thin-skinned, red capped, Republican Party goons so triggered?

A Farewell to John McCain

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.

The Economy in Context: August 2018

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.

Global Warming Alarmists Continue to be Alarmed Despite Science

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.

Burying the Living Wage Myth

[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 Age of the Dirty American

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.

Sorry, Alex Jones, Freedom of (dis)Association isn’t Censorship

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.

Embracing Darkness: Corporate Socialism and The American Right

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 Climate Change Scam Is Destroying the Environment

The problem for climate alarmists and environmentalists is the inescapable economic conundrum posed by opportunity cost.

No, The Russia Thing Isn’t Going Away

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.

The 4 Leaders of Morality and Wisdom

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.

The Economy In Context: July 2018

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.

The Economics Quarterly: July 2018

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.

Proletariat Politics is Destroying America

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?

Trump’s Labor Farce Problem

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.

The Way Out: Can We Escape the Insanity?

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?

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