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The Barr Report isn’t at all like the Mueller Report which isn’t at all like the Starr Report

The Starr Report was the 445-page culmination of the so-called Whitewater investigation–a wide-ranging investigation of President Bill Clinton. It was immediately released in full to Congress and then released to the public two days later revealing the details of years

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The six most likely ways the Trump era could come to an end.

There is very very little chance that Trump will be reelected by American voters given his behavior so far and his long-run track record of consistently dismal polling numbers. The big question now is how the Trump presidency ends and

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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

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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

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