Editorial: Donald Trump vs. Ronald Reagan

May 11th, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Elections, Government, Politics Robert May 1 min read

Chicago Tribune Editorial Board writes: Every presidential election year is unique, but 2016 evokes some eerie parallels with 1980. Back then, America was smarting from a costly foreign war that ended in tears. The economy was in a funk, with imports surging and blue-collar jobs at risk. Governments in Tehran and Moscow were behaving in ways that Americans found profoundly alarming. Americans wondered if our best…

 

Democracy’s Death Spiral

John C. Goodman writes:  On Monday, Puerto Rico missed a payment on $422 million worth of bonds. If the United States doesn’t come to the rescue, this will be only the first of many defaults to come. In all, the island has $72 billion in debt and an additional $46 billion in unfunded pension liabilities — totaling more than the country’s annual GDP. As debt…

 

The 50-Year Disaster of Government Trains, Buses, and Streetcars

Apr 16th, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Economics, Free Enterprise, Government, Mass Transit Bill B. May 1 min read

Daniel Bier says:  Ronald Reagan once quipped that “government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.” There, in a nutshell, you have a short history of mass transit in America.  

 

The Presidential Campaign 2016 PART III: The Race

Apr 11th, 2016 Elections, Government, Liberty, Politics Bill B. May 7 min read

The Presidential Campaign 2016 Part I: The Election of 2016 The Presidential Campaign 2016 I had hoped that 2016 would be the year when the voting public would be so tired of Washington DC shenanigans that something big might happen. I thought that maybe Liberty would come to the forefront and the country might be guided by Libertarian principles. Nay, it is pretty much business…

 

Part I: The Election of 2016

Apr 9th, 2016 Elections, Government, Liberty, Politics Bill B. May 4 min read

POLITICS Part I: The Election of 2016   The Presidential Campaign 2016 I had hoped that 2016 would be the year when the voting public would be so tired of Washington DC shenanigans that something big might happen. I thought that maybe Liberty would come to the forefront and the country might be guided by Libertarian principles. Nay, it is pretty much business as usual…

 

Time to Calm Down about Trump

Mar 20th, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Elections Robert May 1 min read

Victor Dais Hanson writes:  Donald J. Trump thus far has not shown that he has the level-headedness to be president. He has no political ideology and could just as well govern to the left of Hillary Clinton as to the right of her. Yet his sloppy way of speaking has earned him equally sloppy, over-the-top analogies — to Mussolini, Hitler, George Wallace, and a host…

 

The 2016 GOP Debate Debacle

Mar 4th, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Elections Robert May 1 min read

Michelle Malkin writes: When the dust settles on this wild and wacky GOP primary season, there will be at least one clear Biggest Loser: the Republican National Committee. After 2012, when liberal journalists routinely hijacked the party’s 20 televised debates while cashing in on ratings and advertising revenue, the RNC resolved to change narrative-surrendering business as usual.  

 

Donald Trump: How to Fight Him

Mar 2nd, 2016 * RECOMMENDED READINGS, Elections, Politics Robert May 1 min read

Victor Davis Hanson write: Both Donald Trump and his opponents are up against the constraints of time.  Trump wants to run out the clock; Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio want overtime. Trump does not want any more Texas-debate–style fights with Rubio and Cruz, and yet he still has four more debates on his schedule. In each one, we will see a geometric increase in attacks on…