President Obama

Why Presidents Campaign On Peace But Rule By War

"Indeed, it is easy to write off Trump, Obama, and Bush as lying and hypocritical warmongers, fair enough. It is also easy to apologize for their actions as fallible men reacting to complex events the best they can... However, rather than simply criticizing or apologizing for presidents, again, it is time we ask why recent presidents have pursued war despite their professed humility, aspirations, and instincts."

The Government Debt Paradox: Pick Your Poison

"Over the decades, the entire economy’s been warped by the constant expansion of government debt.  Take it away, and the economy crumbles.  Continue its current trajectory and the economy blows up. That’s the government debt paradox we presently live with.  Pick your poison.  Enjoy the ride!"

(What's Left Of) Our Economy: The Real 'Dreamer Fakeonomics'

"...following President Trump’s decision to rescind Obama’s DACA program, an economic conventional wisdom has been quickly established... that the impact on the nation’s growth, employment, and productivity would be disastrous... Sadly - but not surprisingly - an examination of the data reveals this conclusion to be quintessential fakeonomics..."

DACA Repeal Predictably Results In Empty Leftist Outrage

"Despite the fact that President Trump’s only action was to reverse an unconstitutional law and order a return to enforcing laws already on the books, this did not stop vocal leftists from losing their collective mind about the issue, as usual..."

Frontrunning: September 6

  • Hurricane Irma makes landfall in the Caribbean (Reuters)
  • Social and Economic Polarization in U.S. Worsens, Poll Finds (WSJ)
  • Trump Risks GOP Civil War Pushing Congress for ‘Dreamer’ Bill (BBG)
  • Michael R. Bloomberg: Trump’s DACA Failure Is Congress’s Opportunity (BBG)
  • Array of Threats Stir Up Markets (WSJ)

Pat Buchanan Asks "Should Japan And South Korea Go Nuclear?"

Consider. North Korea devotes 25 percent of GDP to defense. South Korea spends 2.6 percent, and Japan just 1 percent. Yet these mighty Asian allies, who run annual trade surpluses at our expense, require us to defend them from a maniacal little country right next door.

Obama Responds To Trump's DACA Decision

"They often have no idea they’re undocumented until they apply for a job, or college, or a driver’s license...Let’s be clear: the action taken today isn’t required legally. It’s a political decision, and a moral question."

So Deep, It's Sunk?

"If this is the best the supposed all-powerful deep state could come up with, then the deep state isn’t nearly as powerful as supposed. The way this affair was handled buttresses that conclusion, because it opens deep staters to serious legal liability. Before the election they thought they would be shielded by a Clinton administration, but now they’re wide open to prosecution for a number of possible crimes. "