Author Archives: Larry Horist

It is not a trade war … yet.

In its efforts to undermine the Trump presidency in every way possible, Democrats and the #NeverTrump media resistance movement spin every event to the extreme negative.  There is no objectivity in their uncompromised prosecutorial efforts.  Were one to be totally ignorant of trade issues and only consume the reports found in the left-wing media cabal, one would likely believe that President Trump ...

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HORIST: The Supreme court tilts a little more to starboard

The sound you hear is the heads of the progressives exploding on the news that Justice Anthony Kennedy is retiring from the Supreme Court as of July 31st.  This gives President Trump his second appointment in less than two years.  Though Kennedy was a Republican appointee and considered by many to be a relatively conservative jurist, he was the man ...

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Real America versus media America

One has to ask just what world do our politicians and news media folks live in? The news industry is largely a one-way communication.  They report what they consider the most important events of the day and tell us how we should think about those events – the latter of which takes up the vast majority of the radio/television time ...

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HORIST: Are the #NeverTrump folks really willing to destroy America?

Not long ago, I wrote a piece headlined “Please stop making me defend Donald Trump.”  I maintain a rather objective view of Trump (believe it or not) and have leveled my criticism of his pugnacious and erratic personality – and even my opposition to some policies, such as permanent tariffs.  This type of objectivity is not good enough for the ...

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HORIST: Post-,Pre-summits Reports

First, let’s look at what happened – and did not happen – in Quebec.  The failure of the summit was foreshadowed by three events – although the media could only see two. The most significant event was President Trump’s announcement of planned tariffs on a number of nations that are traditionally thought of as allies – and they are.  On ...

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HORIST: It is clearly a Trump economic boom

The new economic numbers are out, and they are spectacular. The growth in the economy is accelerating. Last month, more than 223,000 new jobs – almost 50,000 more than economists had projected. The inflation rate has held steady at around 2 percent. The unemployment rate is down to 3.8 percent – a level not seen in decades. And, a lot ...

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HORIST: Will Democrats snatch disaster from the jaws of defeat?

It is only natural that we should be focusing on the November election.  For the past five months, there has been lots of talk about the “blue wave” that is going to hand over the U.S. House of Representatives to the Democrats – and maybe even the Senate. Until recently, the Democrats and their friendly pundits were predicting such an ...

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HORIST: Does Trump negotiate WITH or LIKE the Asians?

There is a great difference between negotiating WITH Asians and negotiating LIKE Asians. In dealing with both China and North Korea, Trump maybe using the Asian approach to maximum advantage.  It is a distinction worthy of exploring. Having been involved in scores of negotiations with the Chinese – government and business leaders, as well as street vendors – I think I ...

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It is called ‘perjury trap’ for a reason

The reports that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has impaneled at least one grand jury, and rumored more than one, to look into whatever he is looking in to is bad news for someone – maybe more than someONE. The first sentence purposely does not indicate exactly what issues the grand jury will be dealing with.  This is because no one ...

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