Category: Politics

The Left’s Pavlovian Response to Trump

We have a unique opportunity to understand something today. For once, the president started a tweetstorm that isn’t about identity politics. In fact, he didn’t even start it on Twitter, but instead in an interview with Forbes magazine where he…

Trump’s Rural Base is Drifting Away

There is evidence in the Reuters/Ipsos daily tracking poll that the bloom is off Trump’s rose with a lot of rural voters. On a host of issues, folks are expressing much less confidence in the president. In some areas, like…

When Populism Means Corporate Tax Cuts

Here’s is something worth pondering for a few minutes: On Tuesday, [Freedom] caucus chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) said he would not vote for a final tax bill if the corporate rate rises above 20 percent. That is the rate…

It’s Not a Decision if You Have No Choice

Let’s take a look at this nonsense that the New York Times published today: WASHINGTON — Bipartisanship can be disorienting. That’s why Washington has seemed so perplexed over the past 10 days. An unexpected outbreak of cooperation between President Trump…

Back to the Fear and Loathing

I’m back home at my log cabin in the woods. Having been locked up for ten days, it smells like some combination of a gym locker room, a swamp, and a pine forest. Hopefully, we can get it aired out…