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Donald Trump

President Trump is the “dayenu” president

No matter how imperfect Trump is, looking at his record of accomplishments, as to each one I say the Passover word “dayenu” — it would have been enough. During the Passover dinner, one of the songs Jewish families sing is Dayenu. It is in the nature of a “count your [Read More]

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Politics

Bookworm Beat 12/20/18 — the border wall edition

I went overboard in this Bookworm Beat, covering the border wall, Syria, Antisemitism, Europe’s fall, science, Michelle and Melania, media bias, and much more. Good walls make good neighbors. Trump did it — he got the House to include $5 billion in the budget bill to build the border wall. [Read More]

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Politics

Bookworm Beat 10/23/18 — the invading mob from the south and open thread

There’s still much to say about the mob heading for our southern border, not to mention transgender madness and the upcoming election (plus yodeling). A reader explains the invasion. I am so fortunate to have such smart readers. In this case, the smart reader is Ms. L: Several comments/observations on [Read More]

Elections

Slouching Towards Election Day (by Wolf Howling)

Brett Kavanaugh and Kanye West have combined to make sure that the 2018 midterm election will not be a normal one. . . . what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born? — William Butler Yeats, The Second Coming, 1919 Many things will [Read More]

Mid-Term Election
Elections

Voting strategically in the mid-term election, especially in California

If you like Trump’s accomplishments and hate the Dems’ Kavanaugh circus, vote strategically this November. Here are some ideas for the mid-term election. We’re slightly less than a month away from the mid-term election. For those who have put off thinking about it, it’s time! As a nation, we are [Read More]

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Politics

Bookworm Beat 9/7/2018 — the “won’t that boring Obama ever shut up” edition

This Bookworm Beat has as its starting points Obama’s self-aggrandizing, offensive speech. Then it gets to the fun and interesting stuff for you to enjoy. Obama as a sleeping aid. I visited my father’s best friend today. The two met in 1935. My father passed away more than twenty years ago, [Read More]

Trump's America
Donald Trump

My “Trump’s America” movie looks as if it will have a happy ending

I wake up happy every day in Trump’s America because I’m convinced that I’m watching a wonderful documentary in which America and Americans are thriving. One of the points Scott Adams makes repeatedly is that reality is an essentially fluid concept. In order to make sense of the world, we [Read More]

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Donald Trump

Today’s economic news gives a hook for the 2018 midterm campaign

The economic news out on Friday provides a ready-made slogan for Republicans going into the 2018 midterm campaign this Fall. Trump, keeping yet another one of his campaign promises, has given us an “unexpected” booming economy (except that those of us who believe in low regulation, low taxes, and high optimism were [Read More]

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Donald Trump

A young Leftist, to his horror, realizes Trump is successful

I couldn’t stop smiling after reading a young Leftist’s horrified realization that Trump is a successful president who has undone all things Obama. A friend sent me a link to an article in the online student newspaper at his son’s college. The student author, proving himself wiser than many in [Read More]

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Politics

Bookworm Beat 1/16/18 — the “more shithole posters” edition

It’s increasingly clear Durbin lied about the alleged shithole remark, but it that doesn’t mean the jokes and homes truths that followed aren’t great. What a wuss https://t.co/V4APasVveB — Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) January 16, 2018 The Cory Booker of accident victims: pic.twitter.com/2xQXXh99jA — Diane Reynolds (@cochinalatina) January 16, 2018

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Donald Trump

Trump isn’t a Black Swan; he’s a whole flock of Black Swans (by Wolf Howling)

Following his unexpected victory, Trump is quickly becoming America’s most consequential conservative president, making him a one-man flock of Black Swans. A “Black Swan Event” is one that: Comes as a surprise – i.e., a “high-profile, hard-to-predict, and rare event . . . beyond the realm of normal expectations in [Read More]

Economics

“It’s The Economy, Stup — . . . oh.” (By Wolf Howling)

The proggies are trying hard to hide the fact that Obama’s economy was pathetic and that Trumps’ economy is already setting records that win elections. Always nice to see Ron, isn’t it?  That clip is from 1980, when Ronald Reagan ran on a promise to cure President Carter’s “economic malaise.”  I [Read More]

Democrat party
Politics

The Democrat party is hamstrung because it can’t tell the truth about itself

Insiders and observers are giving good advice to the Democrat party, but it all avoids the obvious: Democrats cannot tell the truth about their goals. Several articles in the news recently combine to highlight a salient point about today’s Democrat party. The first is from Dan Balz, at Wapo, the [Read More]

Economics

The Economy – An Obama Myth In The Making

Trump, if he resuscitates the American economy, if he gives economic life back to the working class, he will be unbeatable in 2018 and 2020. Democrats, now not but a municipal power, will be buried. Fortunately, Trump’s job is not hard. Drop corporate income tax rates from 35%, the highest in [Read More]

No Picture
Council Wisdom

You Keynes touch that

A study at Harvard Business School demonstrates that higher federal spending in a district corresponds with lower corporate spending (via memeorandum) A number of Council members have blogged about this. Bookwork Room observes: Business people understand what liberal policy wonks don’t: all that spending has to be paid for by [Read More]