Author Archives: Larry Horist

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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HORIST: Please stop making me defend Trump

Over the course of the past two years, I have often written about my disdain for the Trump personality.  Of the 16 candidates in the Republican primary, he was my 17th choice.  I have constantly called him out for his pugnacious personality, his sophomoric name-calling and the too frequent bending the truth to the breaking point over matters that seemed rather inconsequential. At ...

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HORIST: Bernie Sanders and a job for everyone. Really?

Bernie Sanders uses the oxymoron “democratic socialist” to describe himself.  In doing so, he feigns to be philosophically attached to the European and Scandinavian family of left-wing ideology – what one might call socialist-lite. Sanders’ latest proposal puts him a bit further left than our Euro friends, more into the realm of communist-style socialist.  Yeah!  Yeah! I know it is ...

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HORIST: Is the hyphen destroying the American culture?

The answer to the title question is a definitive “probably.”  It started innocently enough.  Newly arrived immigrants were identified with the new status as American citizens and the nation of their birth. The women’s movement decided that taking the last name of the male marriage partner was sexist Initially, I viewed it as more of a Hispanic tradition where such name connecting has ...

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HORIST: Unspinning the ‘bad’ news

If you have been following the Big Seven (ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, New York Times and Washington Post) for the past couple weeks, you will have been told over and over again – and even over again – that the news for Donald Trump has been very, very – and one more very – bad. In between all the doom and gloom ...

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A different perspective on Trump and Russia

It should be obvious to anyone who follows today’s so-called cable news shows – meaning watching all of them at times – that there is a dishonest and dangerous bias.  The most obvious by far is MSNBC.  Almost without exception, the anchors and panelists spin every report and analysis against President Trump, Republicans and conservatives. The corporate mission is obvious.  ...

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