"No one around has the media following of McCain... And the cause he championed - compulsive intervention in foreign quarrels to face down dictators and bring democrats to power - appears to be a cause whose time has passed."
"... the narrative that the tax cuts would stimulate economic activity was pure propaganda... The average middle class household spent its tax cut money on more expensive gasoline and food. Since the tax cut took effect, auto sales, home sales, and real retail sales have been declining."
"When Rudolf Hess said that he had come to England to save humanity, might he have been talking about the lesser evil domination the British Empire and Germany would’ve kept over the world, compared to the totalitarian American Big Brother that is now our reality?"
“Liberty cannot flourish in a country that is permanently on a war footing, or even a near-war footing. Permanent crisis justifies permanent control of everybody and everything by the agencies of the central government.”
"Getting back to Facebook, I hope it goes bankrupt. I hate it as an institution. I hate what it does. I don’t like its policies. I don’t like its management. I don’t like the fact that it’s causing people to destroy whatever privacy they have left. While turning their brains to mush sending out selfies all day."
The CBO unexpectedly trimmed its 2018 real GDP forecast to 3.1% citing concerns of rising trade war. It also predicted fewer rate hikes and now expects that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates fewer times.