Trump and His Commerce Secretary: It Isn’t Free Trade – If They’re Uber-Protectionist

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We have repeatedly written about the widespread ignorance/misinterpretation of now-President Donald Trump’s perspective on trade. Way too many people – who are alleged to be able to know better – dismiss Trump as anti-free trade. Or even anti-trade. Behold the Washington, D.C.-New York City Bubble boobery on parade: Donald Trump’s Opposition to Free Trade Trump’s…Free […]

Obama’s IRS 2.0 (or 3.0…4.0?…Or is it…?)

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Remember the Barack Obama Administration’s Internal Revenue Service (IRS) scandal? The media really wish you wouldn’t, which is why they never really reported on it while it occurred. And, in many ways, the IRS scandal continued well past its initial exposition date. Here’s a (re)fresher: IRS Targeting Scheme is a Scandal with No End in […]

After the Art of the Deal: Enforcing the Deals You Cut

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President Donald Trump became President Donald Trump in no small part because he ran against the very bad deals of all sorts that America has spent the last several decades cutting. He did, after all, write “The Art of the Deal.” Trump ran on “America First” – promising to rectify the decades of “America Last” […]

Mexico: Bad Trade Deals Are Even Worse – When Nations Violate Them

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The “anti-free trade” label is these days blithely thrown around a lot.  Mostly at President Donald Trump – and people who agree with him and his desire to revamp how we’ve long done trade. Mostly by people who blithely accept getting royally ripped off in the one-sided “free” trade deals we’ve long been cutting. We […]

Google and Facebook Are Now Driving the ‘News’ Media Cart

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Our recurring joke – that is itself a ceaselessly recurring joke – is when we mention the “Media-Left,” we always follow it with “please pardon the redundancy.”  The Media-Left merger is now seamless.  I could hand you a New York Times article and a Daily Kos article – and you would be hard pressed to […]