Busting 4 of Trump’s Economic Myths

[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.

A Stranger and the Least of These

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.

The Economy in Context: May Jobs Report

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.

Is “Anti-Intellectual” The New Patriotic?

Many simply don't know what to believe anymore, so they believe the avalanche of nonsense just to have something, anything, to believe in.

Piercing the Republican Propaganda

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.

A Short Word: The Drums of Trade War

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).

Rustbelt Politics & The Death of America

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.

The GOP: All-In on the Wild Card

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.

The Sinkhole of Freedom: Politics and Social Media

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.

The Case for #NeverTrump in 2018

Has the time come for principled conservatives to stop opposing Donald Trump's presidency?

Crocodile Tears: Politics in the Swamp

No matter how tugged our heart strings may be, a bad policy doesn't become a good policy and a deficit doesn't become a surplus.

Trigger Warning: Losing isn’t Winning

The vile sickness that infests our national government isn't new, it's just common to both major parties now.

Trick or Treat 2017: The Howling Train

Sadly, my friends, there is no good end to this story, and, as they say, "This will end in tears."

A Healthy Dose of Skepticism

Skepticism, not trust, of our political class is the American tradition, and those who demand political fealty to their political leader betray that tradition.

Follow Truth, Always

Conservatives have an obligation to be truth tellers, holding fast to principles of rationalism and honesty, even if we do it alone.

Take Them At Their Word

Take Trump supporters at their word that Trumpism necessarily assumes White Nationalism, because it does.

Unpacking “America First”

...America First is an empty shell, signifying nothing, and none of Trump's supporters are going to really get what they want.

The Tyranny of “Fake News”

The desire for thought conformity has a name: Fascism. It is the opposite of Liberty.

Conservative 101: Immigration Policy

[N]o man or woman with a patriot's heart could, in good conscience, put the mailed fist of government tyranny on the throat of men and women whose only real crime is being desperate and hungry.

An Epidemic of Cowardice

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.

Promises Promises Promises

We need a cultural shift, away from empty rhetoric, recrimination, and blame and toward based principles, political reconciliation, and market tested solutions.

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