Donald Trump

Trump’s demolition derby — destroying decades of executive and administrative garbage

I realized the other day that, in a very visceral way, I’m actually looking forward to a Trump presidency. This realization comes as a surprise because (a) I still don’t like Trump’s style and (b) Republican presidents never follow through on the change they promise. And yet. . . . [Read More]

Economics

Obama Appoints Board to Restructure Puerto Rico’s Debt – the New Greece?

  Earlier this summer Puerto Rico which is $70 billion plus in debt defaulted (third default) on $779 million worth of general obligation bonds. The day before Barack Obama signed into legislation, Puerto Rico Debt Crisis Bill aka PROMESA (Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act) which will undoubtedly [Read More]

Social Issues

The New Drone Army

And no, it’s not the one Amazon is trying to build. Nor is it the one fighting ISIS in the Middle East. It’s the one that could be living in your own basement. From the Wall Street Journal: What do unworking men do with their free time? Sadly, not much [Read More]

Race Relations

The Travyon Martin Case, Update 47: Justice At Last!

“Power corrupts. Absolute power tends to corrupt absolutely.” Lord Action By: Mike McDaniel.  It has taken years, but it appears cosmic justice has finally caught up with Angela Corey. Regular readers will recall, I’m sure, Corey was the Florida prosecutor responsible for the grotesquely unlawful and unethical persecution of George Zimmerman, [Read More]

Economics

The past is present : a book and a movie from the 1940s have useful warnings for today’s socialist urges

Leftists love to rewrite the past, a creative totalitarian approach that allows them to forget all the lessons — both good and bad — that history teaches. For today’s lesson about the past’s relevance, this post looks at one movie from 1946 and one book from 1948 and uses their wisdom [Read More]

Social Issues

A Haunted Place

At a time when “white privilege” and immigration are hot topics, it’s worth taking a look back at immigration in the mid 19th century. The idyllic, sanitized version of Ellis Island’s history portrayed in movies is nothing like the brutal reality of the quarantine stations along the Mississippi river through which hundreds of thousands of [Read More]

Donald Trump

Mexico: Media lose their sh*t over Trump

Mexico’s media, which have been taking out the sledge-o-matic and going full Gallagher on Donald Trump, are now in a full-froth frenzy. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto had invited both Trump and Hillary Clinton. While it’s possible the Mexican president never expected either to accept the invite, Trump decided to show [Read More]

Elections

New Rasmussen Poll Shocker: Trump Leads, Hillary Down to 39%

According to the new Rasmussen Poll: Hillary Clinton’s post-convention lead has disappeared, putting her behind Donald Trump for the first time nationally since mid-July. The latest weekly Rasmussen Reports White House Watch national telephone and online survey shows Trump with 40% support to Clinton’s 39% among Likely U.S. Voters, after [Read More]