Trump’s job approval shows the Democrats’ dilemma in 2018

Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down

Summary: After one year in office, after 12 months of continuous bombardment by his political foes, Trump's job approval numbers have held steady for six months (they dropped after the honeymoon). This is key to understanding the current situation in US politics -- and what lies ahead in the potentially decisive 2018 and 2020 elections. … Continue reading Trump’s job approval shows the Democrats’ dilemma in 2018

Watch the economy, the decisive factor in the 2018 election

Stand by for a boom!

Summary: While the Democrats party over their victories on Tuesday, let's examine one of the great forces deciding elections. What is the trend of the US economy, and how might it influence the major elections in 2018? The Republican's incompetence gave the Democrat's some rare victories on Tuesday. Today Democrats rejoice, relieved that they need … Continue reading Watch the economy, the decisive factor in the 2018 election

Paul Krugman shows the Democrats how to win

The Democratic Party is dead

Summary: Democrats should publish Paul Krugman's essay in every newspaper in America. That they won't, preferring to stick with a losing set of policies, shows the dilemma of American politics. The GOP actively works against our interests, the Democrats are indifferent to them. At the end is a brief note pointing to a solution. Paul … Continue reading Paul Krugman shows the Democrats how to win

The secret reason for America’s white-hot political rhetoric

Bush as Hitler

Summary: There is a secret to US politics that explains the white-hot rhetoric that now dominates it. If many Americans saw this, the political system would change. Hopefully for the better. There are three hundred thousand entries on Google for “political polarization”, mostly whining about its awfulness and pining for the bipartisanship of the days of yore. … Continue reading The secret reason for America’s white-hot political rhetoric