Government Cronyism Should Be Opposed – Everywhere It Arises

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Cronyism: Is private companies getting government – to craft policy that benefits the private companies. That cronyism can be an exemption for the crony from policy that adversely affects the briber’s competitors.  Or it can be policy that exclusively benefits the crony.  And it can, of course, be both. We have of late covered quite […]

Let’s Aim Sanctions Somewhere Other Than at Our Feet

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There is a great deal of current DC fervor to sanction the daylight out of Saudi Arabia.  In response to the kingdom’s alleged assassination of alleged reporter Jamal Khashoggi. I say “alleged reporter” – because Khashoggi ran for decades with some really bad Muslims. Media Forgets to Mention Jamal Khashoggi was in the Muslim Brotherhood […]

One Thing Way Worse than Too Much US Government? Too Much Chinese Government

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We’ve said it many times before: Republican President Richard Nixon’s biggest mistake – was not Watergate. Watergate is perhaps the most overrated political scandal in history.  It was a third-rate burglary of some Democrat National Committee offices – in the midst of an election in which Nixon…would ultimately win forty-nine states. What – would Nixon […]

Anti-2nd Amendment, Anti-Energy Bloomberg’s Latest Big Money Assault on Freedom

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Billionaire Michael Bloomberg long ago joined a coterie of Leftists billionaires – who have become snide caricatures of themselves. Most especially the Leftist billionaires who claim “environmentalist” bona fides.  They want the government to ban actions and activities they claim harm the planet – all the while they are engaging in those actions and activities […]

Great Trump Trade News on the EU, Canada and Mexico: Next Do India

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President Donald Trump has now had during his first term – three rather large global trade wins. Trump and EU Officials Agree to Work Toward ‘Zero Tariff’ Deal: “Donald Trump and European Union officials on Wednesday stepped back from a trade war as they struck a deal to work towards ‘zero’ tariffs, barriers and subsidies.” […]

California Is Upside Down, Backwards and Incredibly Incorrect – Yet Again

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California is a national disaster – and a national disgrace.  They have beautiful weather and topography – and awful, AWFUL public policy. I thoroughly and wholeheartedly endorse California’s efforts to secede.  Imagine how less insane would be our national politics – without California’s millions of Third World illegal aliens and fifty-five electoral votes. Illegal Immigration […]

Even Obama Trade Rep Acknowledges: Trump Is Cleaning Up an OLD Global Trade Mess

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There was an interesting development last night. Former Obama Administration Official: Trump is Addressing ‘Longstanding’ Trade Issues: “Many of the trade issues on which U.S. President Donald Trump is now focusing have been concerns for numerous White House administrations, according to Michael Froman, who served as U.S. Trade Representative under former President Barack Obama…. “‘Different […]

Yet Another Leftist Anti-Energy Misdirection: Hiding Behind the Animals

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The entirety of the Leftist radical environmental movement is dangerous and stupid. Dangerous: Because it costs many, many humans their lives when they can’t heat or cool their homes because the Left has prohibited – or rendered prohibitively expensive – the energy they need to heat or cool themselves.  And because Leftist environmentalists routinely engage […]