Category: Politics

Trump Will Reshape the Electorate

I don’t know if Erick Erickson is representative of a lot of voters or not. He’s a wackadoodle, in my honest opinion, but there is no shortage of wackadoodles in this country, obviously. I guess one way of looking at…

The Era of Limited Government is Over

As George W. Bush understood, and Vox explains, limited government just isn’t very popular. This is something that Donald Trump also understands: “Every Republican wants to do a big number on Social Security, they want to do it on Medicare,…

Young Voters Begin to Doubt Democracy

Young voters turned out in big numbers in 2008 and then stayed home in record numbers in 2014. There are many explanations for this, but one that’s not talked about is their attitude toward democracy itself. Research recently presented by…

It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)

I’ve watched waterfalls of self-pity roar from Wall Streeters and hedge fund managers for years now. I remember when Leon Cooperman compared President Obama to Adolph Hitler. I remember Leon Cooperman’s moment in the Sun when his letter to the…

The Obama/Biden Bond

Joe Biden has had more than his fair share of personal tragedy in his life, none more traumatic than the loss of his wife and baby daughter and severe injury of his two sons when they were struck by a…

Why Everyone Should Vote By Mail

I worked over the weekend to complete the digital version of our January/February issue of the magazine. Our cover article is a fascinating piece by Phil Keisling who served as Oregon secretary of state from 1991 to 1999 and is…