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Did democracy end when Jeff Sessions was fired?

Jeff Sessions was the first US Senator to support Donald Trump early in his campaign at a time when Trump’s campaign was regarded as a joke by most Americans who just thought that the billionaire was enjoying the media attention

Posted in Pence2018

Oats, the neglected superfood

The Washington Post food columnist, Tamar Haspel, argues that oats are the best superfood on the planet and Lydia Ramsey ranks it as the healthiest grain that packs “the most nutrients per calorie of any of the grains”.  Harvard’s School

Posted in Personal (not econ)

How democracy dies

Hungry? Photo by James Lee Freedom House’s most recent survey of the state of democracy in the world says: Democracy faced its most serious crisis in decades in 2017 as its basic tenets—including guarantees of free and fair elections, the rights

Posted in Pence2018, Public Finance

An epidemic of fake Trump tweets ironically claiming “Fake News”

Michael Cowen’s friends and official spokesmen have been playing the press for months. Rather than Cowen just telling the Mueller investigation what he knows, he and his allies have been constantly tantalizing the press with all sorts of specifics that

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#Pence2018: What gay bunnies mean for a Pence administration.

Whereas in 2009 nearly 50% more Americans opposed gay marriage than supported it, as of the latest poll, a mere eight years later, there are nearly twice as many Americans who support gay marriage than those opposed according to Gallop.

Posted in Culture, Pence2018

#Pence2018 vs Trump tariffs

On Friday I was called in for a TV interview with WLIO about Trump’s tariffs so I put together a few notes for myself that I might as well post. Trump says he will impose a 25 percent tariff on

Posted in Globalization & International, Pence2018

If #Pence2018, then is Trump Guilty? Does Trump deserve impeachment?

We already know that Trump deserves impeachment. He has admitted to obstruction of justice involving a known Russian crime that his top advisors and family members are guilty of being accessories to. Done. That is worse than the stain on

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