This one speaks for itself. The establishment is desperate to propagandize a myth that all immigrants are just hardworking people pursuing the American ‘dream.’ -- But many of those who have entered the country illegally just aren’t so innocent and well-intentioned.
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump realizes that, for conservatives, the 2016 election is about the Supreme Court. And the list of potential SCOTUS nominees he made public this week is being hailed as a conservative dream.
Donald Trump has already promised to make the Republican National Convention in Cleveland more ‘showbiz,’ but now sources are talking about what he might do. For one, he’s thinking of debuting his running-mate, live on national television. Politico is reporting that Trump is trying to ‘maximize the drama and spectacle’ of the four-day affair, which usually includes back-to-back political speeches, broken up with the occasional musical act.
Propaganda is a military technique which should be distinguished from strategic subterfuge. The former seeks to trick one’s own side, generally in order to garner support. The latter, whose antique archetype is the Trojan horse, aims to damage the adversary. As is often the case, this military technique has known many civil applications, in the commercial as well as the political sector.
Does anyone care any longer that the government lies to the American people with impunity and prosecutes people when it thinks they have lied to it? Does the government work for us, or do we work for the government?
Yesterday we showed something strange: while oil prices have rebounded from multi-year recent lows, gasoline prices have not only rebounded but have done so with a vengeance, sending retail gasoline at the pump is now back to levels last seen just over a year ago, even as WTI (and Brent) is materially lower. As we concluded, "gas prices are unchanged while oil prices are 25% lower."
We’re seeing this dissolution thanks to laws that give “safe spaces” to politicians, college edicts that restrict speech on campus, draconian edicts from federal regulators and ridiculous rules by local government and regulatory bodies restricting the use of gender pronouns.
Hillary Clinton dramatically declined to defend her husband’s ‘honor’ today, hours after Donald Trump linked the ex-president to ‘rape’. The Democratic frontrunner angrily claimed Trump was ‘fishing’ for her to get into a fight at his ‘level’.
Can there be any finer demonstration of the insularity and mediocrity of today’s Manhattan prestige media? Wow, millionaire workaholic Donald Trump chased young, beautiful, willing women and liked to boast about it. Jail him now! Meanwhile, the New York Times remains mute about Bill Clinton’s long record of crude groping and grosser assaults—not one example of which could be found to taint Trump.
Thanks to the central banks’ commitment to near-zero or even negative interest rates, though, holding cash in a bank no longer brings any benefit in terms of investment earnings. That is, the opportunity cost of storing gold in a depository is getting lower and lower thanks to central bank policy.
Herein follows a two-part essay on why Bill and Hillary Clinton had precious little to do with the vaunted prosperity of the 1990s, and why another twofer would be exceedingly bad for the nation. In truth, it was the doing of Alan Greenspan, and not in a good way.