BEWARE THE “EMERGENCY” CARDS
People elected in frenzies like the one Donald Trump has stirred up come to office with several “emergency” cards that a frightened Congress will usually honor.
The Times this morning analyzed his pledge to bar visitors from “countries compromised by terrorism,” showing…
TURN IT ALL AROUND — AND FAST!
Peter Thiel, among his standard sound bites, cringed over the national debt.
Trump did not, and has not.
I don’t think it would surprise any close observer if a President Trump went about contriving quick prosperity and job creation in just the…
Populism Spun into Spite
A few months ago I observed to a group of students that populism, for all it’s injustice-righting urgency, can sometimes be a dangerous force.
This is another of life’s humbling portals. Old dudes like me who generally root for protesters on general principles are, at some…