Trump on Trade: Better Than Smoot-Hawley?

by Friday, March 9, 2018

Donald Trump's announcement that he is imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from other countries has aroused little enthusiasm and much criticism. It evidently prompted the resignation of Gary Cohn as head of his National Economic Council. It has also prompted free trade-minded Republicans in Congress to propose repealing Section 232 of the Trade Expansion ...

Let Him Arrest Me!

by Thursday, March 8, 2018

Late Monday afternoon, we were treated to a series of bizarre interviews on nearly every major cable television channel except Fox when a colorful character named Sam Nunberg, a former personal and political aide to Donald Trump, took to the airwaves to denounce a grand jury subpoena he received compelling the production of documents and ...

Trump Vs. Our Perpetually Panicked Press

by Wednesday, March 7, 2018

When Bill Clinton was president, the liberal media establishment flogged itself for focusing on scandal over substance. In a four-hour PBS special during the fall election season of 1996, elitist Hedrick Smith confessed: "By focusing on scandal and conflict over substance, and by our increasingly negative tone, the media has distorted the nation's agenda and ...

Violence Attempts to Stifle Free Speech at Alternative Right Rally

by Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Violence erupted Monday as alternative right figurehead Richard Spencer’s planned speech at Michigan State University was met with far-left, anti-free speech, anti-police activists. The incident, which is only the most recent occurrence of a group attempting to stifle free speech, resulted in 24 arrests, more than 150 tickets issued and numerous injuries. Far-Left Fails to Silence ...

Why Is the GOP Terrified of Tariffs?

by Tuesday, March 6, 2018

From Lincoln to William McKinley to Theodore Roosevelt, and from Warren Harding through Calvin Coolidge, the Republican Party erected the most awesome manufacturing machine the world had ever seen. And, as the party of high tariffs through those seven decades, the GOP was rewarded by becoming America's Party. Thirteen Republican presidents served from 1860 to 1930, ...

2018 Italian Elections: Can Matteo Salvini’s Lega Win?

by Sunday, March 4, 2018

Italians head to the polls Sunday, March 4 to participate in the 2018 Italian elections, which could help to fundamentally shift the political landscape of their country and of the greater European continent. The top issue for Italian voters is without a doubt immigration. Can Matteo Salvini’s Lega top the polls in this critical election? 2018 ...

Fatal Delusions of Western Man

by Friday, March 2, 2018

"We got China wrong. Now what?" ran the headline over the column in The Washington Post. "Remember how American engagement with China was going to make that communist backwater more like the democratic, capitalist West?" asked Charles Lane in his opening sentence. America's elites believed that economic engagement and the opening of U.S. markets would cause the ...

Still Saddled with the Politics of the Seventies

by Friday, March 2, 2018

Not since James Monroe left the presidency in 1825, 48 years after he fought in the Battle of Princeton, has America had political leadership with careers running so far back in the past. Our current government leaders have political pedigrees going back to the 1970s. Consider the Senate. Democratic leader Chuck Schumer was first elected to ...