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Trump plays the trade war like it's 1812

Trump is losing his trade war and what’s worse is that he’s clueless about the reason for the losing. The prevailing truth is that stupidity has given way to irrationality. “The truth, however, is that there has seldom been clearer proof that Trump is in

Fortune Cookie economics: Peter Navarro's alter ego is no hand grenade

Like David Brooks and Thomas Friedman, conservatives use (non-) fictional everymen in their writing. WH adviser Peter Navarro is no different: his is the thinly disguised Ron Vara, no different than David Dennison or John Barron. Today the Comical of Higher Education takes Peter Navarro to task

Why Mitt Romney must demand Trump’s impeachment

Mitt Romney has never missed an opportunity to be an opportunist. Romney the leveraged buyout pioneer took advantage of the U.S. tax code to pocket tens of millions of dollars from investments in companies that failed. Mitt the mythical Massachusetts moderate transformed himself into the

Ignoring the Irony

I have got to hand it to Republicans, their ability to ignore the irony of their talking points is breathtaking.  In 1998 erstwhile Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich voted to impeach former President Clinton on obstruction of justice charges.  In June of 2017, when


will Individual-1 get off as clean as a whistle-blower

A new article at Politico tries to isolate the justification for a presidential request from a foreign government(s). It only proves that the smoking gun is yet still a smoldering arsenal, now that there are multiple whistle-blowers. Here’s the big question on which the potential impeachment

The “Everything Terrible Trump Has Done So Far” Omnibus (Week 141)

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. 1600. Backed a Catholic Highschool

Is Trump killing the Obama boom in bellwether Elkhart?

With the unemployment rate still at 3.7% and GDP growth at 2.0%, the American economy remains solid, if not spectacular. But with more warning lights flashing yellow, Team Trump is growing more concerned about the direction of the so-called best economy ever just as the 2020 election


Larry Kudlow goes full Orwell in new CNN interview

On a good day, listening to top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow discuss economics is like watching the chief herpetologist at the Bronx Zoo run around screaming in the gift shop with a Gaboon viper latched to his scrotum. Today, he looked even more out