Trump’s Foreign Policy Milestone

Added an email subscription widget to have updates sent to your inbox. A few weeks before the 2016 US presidential election, I made two predictions: Trump becoming president would not hurt the US economy and stock market much, contrary to the research ‘reports’ disseminated by…

Liberal Media Trying to Prematurely Declare Hillary Winner

In the days following the release of Trump’s 2005 comments, something unexpected (at least for the left) happened – people suddenly stopped caring, but more importantly, Trump’s polls did not budge. This happens all the time – the liberal media tries to fan outrage –…

Politico, Politica

The 2016 election news cycle can be likened to a broken record attached to one off those antique megaphones, that blares the same outrage over and over, in a loop. We’re supposed to get worked-up about whether Trump or Hillary will win. The genius (or…

Khizr Khan story: Much Ado About Nothing

The latest manufactured outrage by the left is the Khizr Khan story. The liberal media is trying desperately to create a narrative that: -this story is important -everyone is outraged -that Trump blundered, he’s ‘unstable’ and ‘unfit’ for office The reality: – most people won’t…

Why They Support Trump

From RICHARD FERNANDEZ of PJ Media, Divided and Under Attack: The effect of the short term (scandal talking points) game will not be to convert any great numbers, but to whip up their respective new coalitions, which are based principally on emotions. Reason has gone…

Trump the ‘Inarticulate Orator’

Apparently Trump is an ‘inarticulate orator’, according to iSteve, implying perhaps that Trump is not very smart. I guess Obama could be an articulate orator if habitually using a teleprompter, relying on pre-screened questions, and constantly uttering ‘ums’ and ‘ahs’ in your speech is considered…

‘Culture Wars’ give way to ‘Shared Narratives’

As I explain in The Genius of Ross Douthat, partisanship and ‘culture wars’ have given way to ‘shared narratives and themes’ (existential matters, the economy, anxiety, distrust of elites, etc.) that cross the political aisle. This was especially evident during the 2016 GOP convention, where…

RE: History tells us what may happen next with Brexit & Trump

Interesting article: History tells us what may happen next with Brexit & Trump This passage stood out: Indeed, many takes on the effects of the Black Death are that it had a positive impact in the long term. Well summed up here: “By targeting frail…

Lessons From the Trump Surge: What We Learned

1. You cannot buy victory. Although the left insists money has corrupted politics, allowing the rich to buy elections, Jeb Bush spent over $130 million on his campaign, with nothing to show for it, while Trump spent very little and still bested all of his…

The Intellectual Solvent, Part 2

In Solvent, I posit that intellectual similarities are more important than ideological ones. A democrat and republican of equal IQ are more compatible than a conservative of a high IQ and another conservative of a low IQ. Unfortunately, I have no case studies to go…