September’s White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health represents a huge opportunity for the country. U.S. spending on health care is enormous, yet Americans are getting sicker and living shorter lives. If the conference achieves its full potential, Americans can be much healthier and live longer lives, and America’s health care costs (and inflation) can be cut by trillions of dollars. The formula is simple — and it’s a test of whether this conference will lead to revolutionary change or turn out to be more political junk food.Read More→
The Democrats, supported by many in the liberal mainstream media, are taking a victory lap for passing the $800 billion Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, a label that Gerry Baker, former editor of the Wall Street Journal, has deemed to be so inaccurate that he called it an insult to used car salesmen.
The political calculus seems to be that massive additional spending, higher taxes and more regulation — that trifecta that has cratered the American economy over the past year and driven Joe Biden to the some of the worst approval ratings for a president in history — will somehow work this time, severely testing the definition of insanity. The age-old Democrat formula of virtue-signaling on the environment, sticking it to large companies, and attempting to bribe selected voter groups is thought to be the perfect alchemy to win this November’s midterm elections and the presidential election in 2024? So, when you’re heading for a cliff, be sure to accelerate and, as you’re sailing over the edge, be sure to give all your passengers a high-five? I’m not thinking that’s a great strategy.
Ronald Reagan said the world is divided into the smart and the dumb, the lazy and the energetic, providing eight possible combinations, of which, by far, the most dangerous is the dumb/energetic.Read More→
Celebrating Independence Day 2022 conveys a lot of emotional burden for many Americans on all sides of the political spectrum, as they feel their freedom and independent agency eroding at an accelerating pace. Many Americans felt their freedoms taken away by overreaching government during COVID-19. Other Americans felt freedoms of life choices suddenly wrenched away by the reversal of Roe v. Wade. Everyone feels the enormous restrictions on their lives this year brought on by energy restrictions, inflation and a collapsing economy.Read More→
The Dark Ages were accompanied by darkness (obviously), cold, poverty, starvation, plague and depredation. The world became smaller and feudal. Infrastructure collapsed. Everyone suffered, but especially the poor. It’s pretty much what the Democrats are doing to America today.
Let’s start with the “Dark New Deal.”
The upcoming midterm elections could represent the most complex political calculus in history. The question is whether a potential Republican majority in the House and Senate, combined with a bloc of pragmatic Democratic senators, might decide to impeach President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. Doing so could be the one key to reducing the polarization of American politics and salvaging American civil society.Read More→
The Russian invasion of Ukraine places a range of geopolitical strategies and future “maps” into stark relief. It brings into focus the long-range strategies and goals of America’s principal rivals, and makes it more clear than ever that America has no strategic nor long-range global vision.Read More→
When Russian President Vladimir Putin blasted his way into Ukraine, he thought he was simply reassembling the great Russian Empire. What he actually did was reverse the global tide toward authoritarianism under the banner of woke politics.Read More→
The stage was set and the world was watching. Moscow, Beijing, Tehran, Riyadh, Tokyo, Tel Aviv, Seoul, Pyongyang, and every European capital was listening to his words, assessing his gestures, noticing every slurred phrase, and making critical policy decisions. President Biden’s first State of the Union address was one of the most important speeches given by a world leader in decades. Much of the world fears that Russia’s attack on Ukraine may be the beginning of World War III, and could lead to nuclear confrontation. They were looking for a strong expression of principles and a clear vision for the future of the world, and especially for freedom, democracy and the rule of international law.
The speech ended leaving much of the world discouraged.Read More→
President Biden recently outlined his economic strategy, highlighting his commitment to “Made in America.” Oddly, at exactly the same moment, the State and Defense Departments were endangering U.S. security by preparing to spend up to $4 billion to outsource part of America’s nuclear and space attack warning systems to foreign sources – American companies are not even allowed to bid. In short, providing jobs, on a critical national security program, to foreign countries, with U.S. taxpayer money. It raises so many questions about whether this White House knows what its State and Defense Departments are doing.Read More→