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
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
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
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
Summary: Yesterday was a big day for political terrorism in America, with wins for the terrorists in Berkeley and Portland. Plus applause from many on the Left. Success is copied. Expect more threats of political violence and violence -- until we no longer tolerate such behavior. "This is the moment our generation decides whether we … Continue reading Terrorism won yesterday in Berkeley and Portland. See these important stories.