New York Times

Paul Craig Roberts Exhorts "Whatever Happened To America?"

"When I was born, America was a nation. Today it is a diversity country in which various segments divided by race, gender, and sexual preference, preach hate toward other segments... America, the melting pot that produced a nation was destroyed by Identity Politics. Identity Politics divides a population into hate groups. This group hates that one and so on. In the US the most hated group is a southern white heterosexual male."

Government By Goldman

"...now Cohn’s in charge of the economy and talking about eliminating financial reform and basically putting the country back to where it was in 2005, as if 2008 didn’t happen. I’ve started the countdown clock to the next financial crash, which will make the last one look mild."

These 3 Democrats Think "Sputnik Radio" Crushed Hillary's Campaign... But There's A Catch

"In Washington, D.C., listeners can tune their radios to 105.5 FM to hear Sputnik and the Russian government's effort to spread misinformation to influence U.S. policy and undermine our elections. This means the Kremlin's propaganda is being broadcast over a license granted by the FCC and the Russian government may be using our country's own airwaves to undermine our democracy."

"When They Promise To Bring Back Manufacturing Jobs, They're Promising Stagnation"

"Though we’re told that bringing back the work of the past is part of “Making America Great Again,” nothing could be further from the truth.  The day that policies succeed in reviving the past is the day that ambitious Americans start knocking on the doors of other countries, and when immigrants don’t bother sneaking into the U.S. at all."

Frontrunning: September 18

  • Caribbean Braces for Another Hurricane: Maria (WSJ)
  • Trump, Haley to share spotlight at U.N. gathering (Reuters)
  • UN ‘Club’ Trump Derided Forges Unexpected Alliance on Key Issues (BBG)
  • ‘We’ve Been Breached’: Inside the Equifax Hack (WSJ)
  • World stocks reach new peak as Fed-focused week begins (Reuters)

"She" Happened...

"Hillary Clinton has been obsessed with power her entire adult life. Now it has finally slipped from her hands, and, like some deposed monarch or disgraced CEO, she can only see a conspiracy behind her downfall.."

Deplorables, Dreamers, & America's Attention Deficit Disorder

"Deplorable as they may be, sunk in job loss, anomie, opiate addiction, obesity, and tattoo collecting, the Trumpsters have a legitimate case that they’ve been shoved out of work and livelihoods by immigrants both legal and illegal, and nobody should be surprised at the animus this generates."