This election cycle has provided much demonizing of the major party candidates. Much anxiety stalks the land, or at least the mainstream media. Some of this anxiety is fixating on fragility of the perceived legitimacy of the victor in the presidential election.
Whoever wins the presidency there is a lurking issue, the most underappreciated issue in politics. Getting it wrong destroyed the economy (and contributed to ending the presidencies) of Ford and Carter and tarnished the records of George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
Marc Levinson writing recently in The Wall Street Journal provides a very pessimistic view for the American Dream, “Why the Economy Doesn’t Roar Anymore: The long boom after World War II left Americans with unrealistic expectations, but there’s no going back to
Yesterday I observed here how the 2016 race reflects American conditions in the late 1970s — also stagnant — and how the political elites are echoing President Jimmy Carter’s feckless reaction in his notorious July 15, 1979 address to the nation in which
The 2016 presidential campaign confirms what Marx wrote: “all the events and personalities of great importance in world history occur, as it were, twice… the first time as tragedy, the second as farce.” Karl, not Groucho, Marx. We enter the realm of
The Millennial Vote is being treated like a Magical Unicorn in the 2016 election. It is seen as something valuable and mysterious. As Dan Schwabel, at Quartz, in a piece modestly entitled The complete guide to winning the millennial vote this election
Remember prosperity? Want it back? Here’s the secret formula, which has always worked and would work again: Cut marginal tax rates and restore integrity to the dollar. Donald Trump is campaigning on meaningful marginal tax rate cuts and implying, with his offstage
Hillary Clinton is not a communist. That said, she is certainly running to the left. What’s left? That’s actually an interesting question. People throw around the terms “left” and “right” with an instinctive, imprecise, sense of their meanings. It’s good to get