A competent but boring presidency

TRUMP’S SECRET SAUCE Were “Trump” to exit the stage, which is entirely unlikely, it would not change a thing. The already rotted fabric of the constitutional fiction has been shredded now, making any restoration an anxious, vulnerable simulacrum. This sort of banal stuff should be…

The Trump Syria Disappointment

There are grumbling among the ‘right’ about Trump’s demotion of Bannon and intervention in Syria. Bannon demoted Lion: This is bad news for Trumpism. This could be the beginning of a bunch of establishment Republican types taking over the administration steering wheel. Neoconning the God-Emperor…

Trump and Neocons

Libertarian-leaning pundits are complaining about Trump. Another Four Years Of Pointless War Under The Trump Administration On Military and Spending, It’s Trump Versus Trump Trump Is the Enemy of Neocons, But He’s Not Our Friend Is McCain Hijacking Trump’s Foreign Policy? Trump ran (or at…

Grey Notes: Trump is ‘Junk’

According to the bookies, the odds of Trump being impeached or stepping down before the end of his first term are about 50%. This means you can double your money in four years by taking the opposite side of this bet. This represents an annual…

A Letter to ‘Trump Haters’

I address this letter to ‘Trump haters’, not ‘Hillary supporters’, because based on personal observations, some of Trump’s biggest detractors also hate Hillary just as much, if not more (for denying Bernie Sanders the nomination, who would have been a better candidate). Trump’s win has…

‘Surprisingly Uneventful’

Despite all this ruckus over immigration, I still stand by my earlier prediction that the Trump presidency will be ‘surprisingly uneventful’. All of this commotion will blow over. Silicon Valley is like the 5-6th branch of government (along with the federal reserve, the Ivy League,…

Trump Presidency Analysis

A Rising Stock Market Does Not Signal Economic Health Are we in a stock market bubble? No. Will there be a crash anytime soon? No. Those are just opinions, not facts, but they are no worse than 1000+ word analysis by ‘experts’ who are often…

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…

‘I don’t think that candidate is who you think he is’

This meme applies to a lot of populists, non-interventionists, and fiscal hawks, who think Trump is one of them: The tax cuts and defense spending is a shoe-in…border control, wall, deportations, and trade deal renegotiation…much less likely. Politics is storytelling. Tell people a good story…