Politics & Government

Trump is Ready to Tax All Chinese Imports

In a recent interview with CNBC, President Donald Trump made it clear that he is ready to imposed tariffs on all of the $505.5 billion in goods from China that were imported last year. “I’m ready to go to 500. I’m not doing this for politics. I’m doing this to do the right thing for our country,” said Trump on Friday to CNBC. ...

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President Trump’s Wants and Policies Are At Odds

Donald Trump has never been shy about telling people what he wants and what he doesn’t want. That was true long before he became president and it has continued since he entered the White House in 2017. Unfortunately what the President says he wants and his own policies are contradictory to one another in several instances. Let’s start with the ...

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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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Google’s $5 Billion Fine and Impending Earnings Report

Earlier this week the European Commission slapped a record-setting fine on Google for unfair business practices. The commission said the company unfairly pushed its apps on users and thwarted competition. Margrethe Vestager is the European Commissioner for Competition and she stated, “Google has used Android as a vehicle to cement the dominance of its search engine.” The commission claims that ...

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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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Fed Chairman Powell Testifies Before Congress for First Time as Chair

For the first time since being named Federal Reserve Chairman, Jerome Powell appeared before the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday. The appearance before the committee did seem to spark a small rally in stocks that afternoon, but his comments were much more important than the light reaction we saw. Mr. Powell was thanked by members of the committee for his ...

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What You Need to Know From the Trump-Putin Press Conference

On Monday, President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin met for their highly anticipated conference in Helsinki, Finland. Prior to the meeting, Trump tweeted that the relations between U.S. and Russia have never been worse, but implied that that was about to change. “Our relationship with Russia has NEVER been worse thanks to many years of U.S. foolishness and ...

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Where to Invest Cash in Times of Tariffs

The million dollar question for investors trying to navigate the trade waters is where to place their cash to safely sail through this storm. Wall Street has been sifting through the typical safe havens, as spat after spat of trade wars began this spring. We first have to examine the current economic climate to see what makes sense. It happens ...

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