In his new book, The Case for Trump, Hoover scholar Victor Davis Hanson tells the story of how Donald Trump’s first two years as president have become one of the most successful early presidential tenures in history, and argues why America needs his agendas now more than ever.
The Green New Deal (GND), which is being spearheaded by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), is a long list of proposed environmental regulations and goals, combined with several social policies that would redistribute income.
Anti-Semitism is undergoing a worrisome resurgence. The shootings at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh last October is part of a broader pattern: the anti-Jewish slogans at the Charlottesville demonstration in 2017; violent attacks on Jewish institutions in Belgium and France; attempts to storm two synagogues in Paris during an anti-Israel riot; assaults on Jewish men wearing the traditional kippa in the streets of Berlin.
In the entrance to the US Senate Members’ Dining Room, there’s an old menu from March 24, 1941. On the back, presumably to record a bet, seven senators wrote the dates when they thought their country would enter World War II. Theodore G. Bilbo, a Democrat from Mississippi, thought “never.” So did D. Worth Clark, one of the two senators from Idaho. Millard Tydings of Maryland guessed either July 14, 1941 “or 1961.” A fourth senator thought Sept. 17, 1945.
We are still trying to fathom the apparent but transient palace-coup attempts of Rod Rosenstein and Andrew McCabe. No one has gotten to the bottom of the serial lying by McCabe and James Comey, much less their systematic and illegal leaking to pet reporters.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Sesame Street) has delivered yet another statement that bespeaks the progressives’ chronic myopia. This time she’s pondering the dilemma about whether or not it’s “still okay to have children,” given the apocalyptic future being created by climate change. The point has nothing to do with demography, as birth-rates in the U.S. are already starting to decline.
We can only hope that in their forthcoming book on tax justice, Saez and Zucman will say the things they didn’t say in their op-ed. We can hope that they’ll help us with two empirical questions. First, what was really happening in the era of high rates? Second, why don’t they think we should worry about how taxes will affect growth? Furthermore, we can hope that they will explain their underlying philosophical position—what do they mean by “justice,” and why do they think we should share their views?
The founder and chief executive of Everledger, Leanne Kemp, has a unique view on the emerging conflict between the United States and China over technological supremacy - in which China could have the upper hand.
President Donald Trump is controversial and polarizing. This is not a profound assertion. That President Trump is a “tragic hero” might be. In Victor Davis Hanson’s telling, President Trump maybe something akin to Sophocles’s Ajax or Pike Bishop in The Wild Bunch: “The tragic hero’s change of fortune . . . is due to an innate flaw (hamartia). . . . Nonetheless, in at least some cases, this intrinsic and usually uncivilized trait can be of service to the community, albeit usually expressed fully only at the expense of the hero’s own fortune.”
Sometimes it takes a person of the world to make Australia's position so starkly clear. So it was that on the opening morning of The Australian Financial Review's Business Summit, economic historian Niall Ferguson – with his Scottish accent, Irish first name, United States passport and proudly Australian boots – explained the long-term choice facing Australia and its politicians.
The world is full of inequalities. I dare say I cannot think of a single human endeavor that has ever been equal by any important measurement. Yet, we are told by politicians and school administrators that inequality is bad and something to be fought. But is this really logical? And what kind of equality is important? Before I answer these questions, let me elaborate on what those who strive for equality of outcome want.
Future Fund chairman Peter Costello said security concerns should ultimately outweigh economic issues in Australia's relationship with China, if the nation were ever forced to choose between the two. With China's role attracting growing scrutiny from security agencies in recent years, Mr Costello said there had been a broad shift in how China was viewed since he was federal treasurer, between 1996 and 2007.
The Brits and Canadians I know certainly love their single-payer health care systems. If one of their politicians suggested they should switch to the American health care model, they’d throw him out the window.
What the hell is going on at the Fed? In December chairman Jay Powell raised rates for the fourth time, and seemed determined to keep lifting rates come hell or high water. The calamitous final few months in markets in 2018 was to a large degree down to investors finally getting to the grips with the fact that the Fed was not about to ride in and save them.
President Trump’s critics are right to be skeptical of his policies in Venezuela, given his “utter indifference” to the suffering under similar regimes in Russia, China, Turkey and Saudi Arabia, argues The Washington Post’s Max Boot. But “the proper response to Trump’s hypocrisy is not to castigate him for opposing the strongman in Caracas but to urge him to do more to oppose other despots.” Yet “some on the far left seem to hate Trump more” than they do Nicolás Maduro.
The agency leading the Trump administration's deregulation agenda could soon be on the search for a new administrator. The current head of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Neomi Rao, may soon be confirmed to replace Justice Brett Kavanaugh on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.