Summary: Here is an excerpt from economist Michael Hudson latest brilliant essay. He explains how the Left's identity politics fragment America, preventing formation of a broad coalition to oppose the Right. He then goes one step further, showing why such a divisive course has come to dominate the Left. "Trump Is Obama’s Legacy. Will This … Continue reading Michael Hudson asks if identity politics will break up the Democratic Party
Summary: As the hysteria builds about Russia's "hacking" the presidential election by revealing hidden truths, the factual basis of the story continues to erode. The episode displays the symbiotic farce of American politics and journalism, and their decay. Here's another summary of the story, and the overwhelming rebuttal evidence. “Mr. President, if that’s what you … Continue reading Exposing the farcical claims about Russian hacking of the election
Summary: President Trump might spark a change in our politics both unexpected and (as it will seem afterwards) inevitable, making our 18th century constitutional regime more similar to modern parliamentary systems. If he continues to act wildly and weirdly, the Republicans in Congress might impeach and remove him -- putting the solidly far-Right Mike Pence … Continue reading The GOP might impeach Trump, changing our politics forever – for the better
Summary: By now we can see the outlines of the Trump era. Both Left and Right misrepresent these events, but the truth can be seen -- if we look at what Trump has done, and what we should expect next. The latest hot meme among journalists and pundits is that Trump's agenda is in trouble. … Continue reading See what Trump has wrought so far, telling us what to expect next
Summary: Stories about conspiracies involving Trump and Putin have increasingly dominated the news since the election. Only slowly has rebuttal evidence and analysis accumulated (see the list at the end of this post). Yet the debunkings have had little effect. The stories are too politically useful to both Left and Right, Journalists (haters of Trump) … Continue reading Debunking the stories about a Trump-Putin conspiracy
Summary: The media overflow with hysterical predictions about the next four years, but few well-grounded visions. Here is a brief look at some of what we can expect, and why, and what these events reveal about ourselves. What makes America great? Great for whom? Investors have pushed US stock to near-record valuations (record valuations on … Continue reading What to expect from the Trump years, and why.
Summary: New research shows that violent protests decrease public support for that cause while peaceful protests can gain support. The Left's increasingly violent protesters are Trump's greatest allies. This reaction by the American public is logical and just, contributing to the long stability of our society. Black Bloc "protests" at Toronto G20 Summit, 26-27 June … Continue reading New research predicts a just and logical result to violent anti-Trump protests