Politics & Government

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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Emergency Law Considered to Stop Chinese Takeovers

What started with protectionist tariffs, then swiftly advanced to currency manipulation, has now progressed to the possible utilization of a 1977 law known as the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, which could allow President Trump to declare a national emergency in response to an “unusual and extraordinary threat,” allowing him to block transactions and seize assets. Yes, we are again ...

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Trump Conservative to Present A Solution to Global Climate Change That Even Skeptics Will Like

For the last ten years, the global warming controversy has continued to inspire a public debate. Ever since the U.S. pulled out of the Paris accord, environmentalists and Democrats have been outraged claiming that the planet earth is now doomed.  While, on the other hand, climate change deniers often argue that there isn’t enough evidence proving that Climate Change is ...

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White House Economic Advisor Kudlow Bullish on Economy

Larry Kudlow, President Trump’s chief economic adviser, expects Americans will see more benefits from the new tax law as the year progresses. Kudlow was adamant about his belief that the economy will grow at a solid 3% this year, and took exception to the figures put out by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). While appearing on Fox News, Kudlow said the ...

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Chinese Currency Manipulation, Here is What It Means

Currency manipulation is nothing new. It has been taking place since the advent of money as a medium of exchange between different nations. Let’s look at the basic Economics 101 course on what currency manipulation generally means and how it influences foreign exchange rates. Concept One: Foreign exchange takes place when two countries trade together. Country A buys and sells ...

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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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Who is John Bolton?

There will be a changing of the guard on April 9, as former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton replaces Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as President Trump’s new national security advisor. Bolton is a native of Baltimore, MD and attended Yale University, where he received both his undergraduate and juris doctorate degrees. While many recognize Bolton as a commentator ...

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Only Time Will Tell if Trade Tariffs ‘MAGA’

For better or worse, President Trump has taken another step to “Make America Great Again.” Trump has given the green light to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to levy tariffs on at least $50 billion in Chinese imports. A specific list of who and what will be targeted will be unveiled in the upcoming days.  As a result, Chinese President ...

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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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