Author Archives: Larry Horist

HORIST: Do voters really want to kill off the booming economy?

One of the first bits of advice I give to political candidate clients is that an election will be decided on what voters decide to decide upon. For the upcoming midterm elections, the Democrats want voters to make their version of healthcare the major deciding issue. Republicans want voters to be thinking about immigration as they go to the polls. ...

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HORIST: Is Trump in trouble?

Those with a visceral hate for Donald Trump go on the attack against anyone who disagrees with them on any point for any reason.  Despite their pompous claims to the contrary, that have little interest in facts, truths and rational objectivity.  Lynch mobs have little interest in laws and justice.  I do. The people who form the #NeverTrump resistance movement ...

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Can Democrats survive socialism?

In astrophysics, we learn that any body that comes into the gravity field of a black hole is doomed to be drawn into the abyss that lies beyond the “event horizon” – the point at which the gravitational pull of the black hole is so great that even light cannot escape. That bit of science may serve as a metaphor ...

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HORIST: Trump Derangement Syndrome crisis

The irrational hatred of everything about President Trump has spread throughout the left-wing’s hermetically sealed media sphere like a plague. I have tried to explain that for many, President Trump’s pugnacious personality is trumped (pun intended) by his appointments, policies and successes. I even did a column entitled “Stop making me defend Trump,” but they either did not read it ...

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NATO, Montenegro and Tucker Carlson

We live in a time when picking sides in our bifurcated of political narratives is more important than dealing with realities.  There are times, however, when that ancient curse “a plague on both houses” seems more apt.  That is the situation with the current dialogue regarding NATO that flowed out of an interview with President Trump conducted by FOX News’ Tucker Carlson. Carlson posed a ...

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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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