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 choice between Trump and the good was not a hard choice. It is tragic so many have chosen their idols over the truth.
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.
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"?
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.
For better or worse, the Republican Party has placed its bet on Donald Trump, and the fate of the party is inextricably linked with his.
Abandoning all pretense of holding political ideals of freedom and equality, Trump's supporters have dragged American politics down into the ideological sinkhole of Trump's "say anything about anyone" populist nationalist politics.
It's time to burst everyone's bubble and force them into the sunlight, even if they run shrieking back into the comfortable captivity of their caves and safe spaces of their bubbles.
Skepticism, not trust, of our political class is the American tradition, and those who demand political fealty to their political leader betray that tradition.
Conservatives have an obligation to be truth tellers, holding fast to principles of rationalism and honesty, even if we do it alone.
Take Trump supporters at their word that Trumpism necessarily assumes White Nationalism, because it does.
If, by grace or by glory, Donald Trump is relieved of his office, it would not be Hillary Clinton's voice we hear next addressing the nation as president, but Mike Pence's.
We have a standing military because we must, Mr. Trump. It is not beautiful. It is merely necessary.
...America First is an empty shell, signifying nothing, and none of Trump's supporters are going to really get what they want.
Like all emotions, fear clouds judgment, but fear, from its seat deep within the brain stem, has more power to simply turn off rational thought than any other human emotion.