The Job Loss Apocalypse

An annoying feature to punditry and reactions across the public discourse is the shock and confusion as to why there are so many job losses and unemployed. How could this be they exclaim. They never mention that when you close all restaurants and bars, shut down all non-essential business and bar public gatherings of over…

The Grand Bargain

The corona crisis offers America a unique opportunity to reform, remold or destroy old ways. That is the pitch from optimistic observers. There is a debate of the American situation is which is closer: late Imperial Rome or late Republican Rome? As the elected officials use this opportunity as a means to more looting, funding…

Impeachment: Broken Narrative Machine

The impeachment circus ends now with the trial wrapping up now. The ending we have seen coming for weeks approaches. This does not mean that the system’s habits are not in effect. Even now after Rep. Schiff and Rep. Nadler have presented their case, we see the system deploy old methods. It is a sign…

Impeachment: Useful Stick For Israel

The articles of impeachment shuffle on over to the Senate for the trial. This is a joke but one group of US Senators decided to use it for their advantage. Sorry not their advantage but Israel’s. President Trump has stated that he felt pressure to do the strike on Suleimani from GOP Senators who used…

On Towards the ’20s + Five Friday Reads 1/2/20

A decade turns so the decade in review posts go up everywhere. It is easy content. Trump occupies so much space in the average journalist’s brain that despite being President just three years of the decade, he defines it for them. This may be a bigger indictment of Obama who instead of being a trans-formative…

Impeachment: Another Bite At The Apple

The Democrats have not handed over the articles of impeachment to the Senate. They want to try to finagle the terms of the trial. This is a joke. They want to try to rig it as much as possible not in hopes of a conviction but in hopes that all Biden related or Ukraine 2016…

Impeachment: Walking the Plank

Impeachment came and went. Likely half the Democrat base woke up to find out Trump was still president. Stock market rose. Life went on. The flimsy nature of this impeachment and Trump’s own statements somehow diminished the gravitas of the idea of impeachment. Even the idea of X% support impeachment compared to Clinton or Nixon…

A Tale of Two Opioid Epidemics

Submitted by Bodhi Bronson Continuing with my assertion that America and China have a few things to learn from each other — and that this is the only sensible relationship for these two empires to have with each other, rather than moving towards a global war — America should look to none other than Chairman Mao Zedong…

Impeachment: Losing Control Of The Narrative

The Democrats had a good system of smear, leak and then massage the message in the media to prime minds. This was the entire Mueller Investigation MO. It was a sneaky way to see if President Trump would screw up and make a mistake along the way. Think about the public reaction to the Ukraine…

Impeachment: A Dud

It happened. Before Speaker Pelosi could control every single Democrat, one, from a very safe Democrat district, stated that the Democrats should censure, not impeach Trump. This is the bind that Democrats are in. Pelosi tried to corral the psychopaths as she recognized the Mueller Investigation was to catch a process crime, straightjacket Trump, shift…