forgotten-americans

It’s not surprising that now is the time that “Forgotten Americans” rose up

It should not surprise us that 2016 has been the year of the Trump voter. It could well have happened without Donald Trump. Just think of how when you listen to young kids on the playground, the words you frequently hear are, “My turn, my turn.” Democrats are fond of playing identity politics. “Back then”…

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How Trump figured out “What’s the Matter with Kansas?”

Ever since Thomas Frank’s “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” book came out in April, 2007, Democrats have been flummoxed about why so many Americans do not vote their economic interests. Frank asserts that Republicans have successfully convinced many Americans to value “social issues” more importantly than economic ones. That means that “God and guns” have…

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Hillary wins popular vote; Trump wins proportional electoral college — maybe

As both Democrats, some Republicans and backers of third-party candidates look for ways to tweak the Electoral College for a different outcome to the 2016 presidential election, at least one picture is muddy. In particular, there is controversy over who, if anyone, would win the election if each states electors were divided proportionally according to…

inflation

Remember inflation? Let Trumponomics remind you

It’s been perhaps a generation and a half since America experienced the pain of double-digit inflation. We don’t talk much about inflation these days, because it isn’t happening except in the most minuscule measurements. For years we were told by Republicans that profligate spending by Democrats would put the United States further and further into…

This may be hard to see, but the President rose above the fray.

We can learn a lot from the President and Hillary Clinton about how to respond to Trump

What happens when a narcissist is overwhelmed with kindness? I really can’t call Donald Trump a narcissist since I am not a trained therapist and I have never examined him. But using the word narcissist is a lot easier than saying “a person who appears to an ordinary layman to have narcissistic tendencies.” There is…