Trump Goes From ‘Lonesome Rhodes’ To Jed Clampett

National Review’s Kevin Williamson’s recent piece associating President Donald Trump to Alec Baldwin’s character in Glengarry Glen Ross is similar to a post I wrote during the presidential campaign. Only I compared Trump to the “Lonesome Rhodes” character in A Face In The Crowd. I’ve shifted my position a little. I now see Trump’s administration … Continue reading Trump Goes From ‘Lonesome Rhodes’ To Jed Clampett

The media’ failure to place President Wolfe’s resignation into context caused unnecessary confusion

I can’t help but think that at least some of the cri de coeur in the media (social and national) regarding the dust-up at the University of Missouri could have been quelled had various journalistic outfits done a better job at putting the calls for President Wolfe to resign in context. Listen. People were confused … Continue reading The media’ failure to place President Wolfe’s resignation into context caused unnecessary confusion

Carly Fiorina made a strong case against crony capitalism in last night’s GOP debate

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and current GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina crafted and delivered a surprisingly stout case against crony capitalism at last night’s GOP debate. In a brief, seemingly off-the-cuff response to a question about Internet sales taxes from CNBC moderator Carl Quintanilla, Fiorina decided to backtrack a tad and instead address comments made earlier … Continue reading Carly Fiorina made a strong case against crony capitalism in last night’s GOP debate

Rand Paul talks pot with University of Colorado students, says state legalization is “about freedom”

As part of his focus on the millennial voters and college students, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul visited the University of Colorado ahead of the GOP debate on Wednesday. He discussed several items currently floating around the zeitgeist — but focused the bulk of his comments on the legalization of marijuana at the state level. “I … Continue reading Rand Paul talks pot with University of Colorado students, says state legalization is “about freedom”

Ben Carson Would Use Department of Education as a Type of Spy Agency

“I actually have something I would use the Department of Education to do … it would be to monitor our institutions of higher education for extreme political bias and deny federal funding if it exists,” presidential candidate Ben Carson told Glenn Beck yesterday. No. I like the idea of trash-heaping the Department of Education better … Continue reading Ben Carson Would Use Department of Education as a Type of Spy Agency

President Obama’s ‘Gun Violence is Unique to The United States’ Claim is Bunkum, Politifact Agrees

Politifact noted as false President Obama’s claim that the kind of mass violence seen in Oregon last month “does not happen in other advanced countries.” The fact-finding publication also knocked down the president’s other dubious claim that mass violence “doesn’t happen in other places with this kind of frequency.” As a matter of fact, Politifact … Continue reading President Obama’s ‘Gun Violence is Unique to The United States’ Claim is Bunkum, Politifact Agrees