Month: July 2017

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Now-President Donald Trump has for decades been decrying the very bad international deals – trade and otherwise – that the United States has for decades been cutting. He ran for and won the Presidency – in no small part because of his infusion of this reality into the reality-free world of DC politics and policy.…

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Jul 18

SACRED NOW

Brexiters and Trumpsters, what do we bequeath to posterity? How do we pay the bill of our existence? What glory will belie our clumsy efforts? When, in the serenity of a calm moment, will we choose an integrity of soul that can withstand the calamities of the present? When in the effervescence of that present…

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Radio impresario Rush Limbaugh routinely, rightly identifies a consistent feature of the human condition: The inability to recreate the spontaneous excellence of an earlier event. You’ve likely experienced this. For instance, you awaken on a Saturday – and you and your friends decide to pull together a party for that evening. No time for any…

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When I heard of an aerospace company leaving the state of California, the conservative in me did back flips. When upon further investigation I found that the reason for the move was to please US Senators who control the appropriations of government contracts, the libertarian in me wanted to throw up. Aerojet-Rocketdyne just left Sacramento,…

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We have an economic nightmare mess exploding overseas – and it’s now making its way to our shores. This is potentially disastrous for our economy – and the planet’s. Both now – and, especially, going forward. At issue is foreign governments royally screwing United States company Qualcomm – in patent enforcement decisions. Qualcomm holds the…

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Wednesday brings us yet another ridiculous Left protest against President Donald Trump and his reasonable, rational, less government agenda. This tiny, goofy gaggle has dubbed this particular bit of inanity a “Day of Action.” (Though given the huge government, debilitating policies they promote – “Day of Traction” is far more accurate.) As we chronicled last…

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by thesleuthjournal.com {thesleuthjournal.com} ~ We asked a very simple question about why the DNC has failed to cooperate with Russia investigators by handing over their infamous email server to either the FBI or Robert Mueller’s team (see: DNC Server: Most Critical Evidence To Proving “Russian Hacking” Is Being Withheld From Mueller, Why?). After all, if…

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Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis popularized the phrase “laboratories of democracy”: “(T)o describe how a ‘state may, if its citizens choose, serve as a laboratory; and try novel social and economic experiments without risk to the rest of the country.’” Cities and towns also experiment with policy novelties – serving as even smaller laboratories. For…