Tagged: Donald Trump

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Elephants vs Pachyderms

Unlike Four Years Before, The Battle For The 2020 Republican Party Nomination For President Is A Boring One, And Yet Neither Is It Historically Insignificant

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The Trump Economy On the Brink

You don’t need to be an economist to know that none of this is good. A President at war with everyone and pushing an economic agenda that is pure crackpottery.

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No, Google Did Not Steal The Election

This is one of the classic methods of junk science — multiplying humbug by humbug, extrapolating upward and onward until you get dramatic conclusions that defy any common sense.

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The Hedgehog Who Won

In short, the Republicans rule the Winter Carnival but sacrificed their tongue in order to do so.

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Manifest Trumpestiny

Really the Danes should consider the offer. After all, this may be their one chance to sell the island to a President who doesn’t understand the Mercator Projection.

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The End of the Citizenship Fight

There was a great deal of speculation that the President would simply ignore the Court’s ruling. In any case, Trump has effectively conceded the point.

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The Trouble With Incumbency

My point is that a Trump defeat would be the first time in modern American politics where a good economy wasn’t enough to keep an incumbent in office.

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McCabe, Trump and the 25th Amendment

The only way Trump leaves before 2025 is if he gets voted out of office next November. His political opponents would do well to focus on that instead of pie-in-the-sky daydreams of the cabinet spiriting him out of our lives.

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Fyre and the Age of Humbug

It is, perhaps, the supreme irony of our time that when we have access to all the information in the world literally in the palm of our hand, humbug has become more powerful than ever.

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An Historic Parallel For the Wall and Opioids

Seen in that light, the President’s comments become much more sinister. He’s trying to leverage the ongoing opioid epidemic into support for his his wall. It almost certainly won’t help. But once the problem gets better he’ll claim credit for it.

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A Tale of Two Falwells

It’s easy to see the vestiges of Falwell, Sr.’s “I Love America” rallies in President Trump’s MAGA spectacles. Falwell the younger has evolved from organizing conservative Christians to mastering how to monetize them. With Donald Trump and the future of America as the new pitch, they have been politically weaponized.

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Nikki Haley Resigns as UN Ambassador

Nikki Haley, the United State’s Ambassador to the United Nations, has resigned. In accepting her resignation President Trump says Amb. Haley will leave her position at the end of the year.

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14 Reasons Why

The more I turn over [Bush’s] record and compare it to where Trump is going, the more it becomes obvious that this isn’t just about a personal animus for Trump. At every turn — the environment, the budget, trade policy, immigration — Trump is shaping up to be worse.