There is actually a useful lesson to be learned from the Trump presidency if only people were logical enough to grasp it.
They elected a reality TV star, a non-politician, the "ultimate outsider"; yet within a few months of his inauguration, he is dutifully treading in the well-worn footsteps of his predecessors. … Read this article
While I certainly do not expect to see Marine Le Pen secure a victory in the upcoming French Presidential runoff election, even her ascendency to such a race represents yet another (once) surprising victory for the strain of nationalistic populism which has been sweeping the globe in recent years. … Read this article
When you examine human history, which actions do you unreservedly condemn? The internment of US citizens of Japanese ancestry during the Second World War? The Nazi genocide against the Jews? The forced relocation of Native Americans along the Trail of Tears? … Read this article
I have spent many years involved in politics despite knowing that it was ultimately pointless and perhaps even counterproductive. My inclination to DO SOMETHING about problems has always been very strong, and politics offered (or appeared to offer) a ready-made opportunity to take on the enemies who make our lives miserable. … Read this article
"I support the ban on assault weapons..." — Trump
I am a libertarian, so I have several reasons for opposing Donald Trump's candidacy which may not be applicable to most conservatives, but there are also some very compelling reasons why consistent conservatives and "Tea Party Republicans" should oppose him as well. … Read this article
There were several funny and interesting things which happened at the Libertarian National convention in Orlando last weekend. One was the 'strip tease' (with no actual nudity) and dance performed by James Weeks.
Another was the closing statement offered in rap form by Marc Allan Feldman, one of the nominees for the LP presidential ticket. … Read this article
Hating Donald Trump has become the new national pass time. You can't watch the news, check Facebook, or even gossip around the water cooler without someone expressing why they hate Donald Trump. He's regularly compared to Hitler, denigrated as a racist, and mocked for his hair, his name, his family, and everything else you can possibly imagine. … Read this article
Unless you've spent the last year living under a rock, you've heard Donald Trump's stupid slogan, "Make America Great Again." This catchphrase is ridiculous both because it supposes that Donald Trump of all people has the capacity to bestow "greatness" on a country of 320 million people and because it uses the word, "again." Donald Trump doesn't just want to "Make America Great," he wants to "Make America Great Again." This isn't just an assertion about the future, it's a claim that America used to be great, it isn't great anymore, and Donald Trump can reverse this trend. … Read this article
I dislike politicians on principle, but Donald Trump is particularly offensive to me. His arrogance and buffoonery are insulting, his racist remarks about Mexico, China, and the Middle East are revolting, and his policy positions are truly terrifying.
On the issue of free trade, he wants to further restrict and tax trade with China, and he has criticized a trade agreement with South Korea which reduced tariffs. … Read this article