Archive for May, 2019

May 31st, 2019 - 11:35 am § in Economics

The US is no longer the world’s most competitive economy

(Fox News) The United States no longer has the most competitive in the world, according to annual rankings compiled by the Switzerland-based business school IMD. For the first time in nine years, Singapore replaced the U.S. as the world’s most competitive economy. The U.S. dropped down to third o[...]

May 31st, 2019 - 9:17 am § in Donald Trump, Politics

Senator Warren proposes to pass a law “no one  —  not even a president —  is above the law.”

My choice for President is Elizabeth Warren “If Donald Trump were anyone other than the president of the United States right now, he would be in handcuffs and indicted.” I feel that Warren is reading my posts on The Ave.  This week I wrote that the Democrats need to pass a Presidential [...]

May 30th, 2019 - 5:20 pm § in Misc.

Students (Almost) Silently Protest de Vos


May 29th, 2019 - 11:03 am § in Donald Trump

Mueller speaks

Special Counsel Robert Mueller broke his silence Wednesday morning, and in a 10-minute press conference, told reporters: His investigation is over, he’s leaving the Justice Department, and returning to private life; If he testifies before Congress, he will only repeat what’s in the repor[...]

May 29th, 2019 - 10:19 am § in Donald Trump, Economics

TRADE WAR: U.S. manufacturing growth hit a 10-year low in May

(CNBC 5/29/19) The U.S. manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers index) was 50.6 in May, the lowest level since September 2009, according to results from financial data firm IHS Markit released Thursday.  “Growth of business activity slowed sharply in May as trade war worries and increased uncertai[...]

May 29th, 2019 - 8:56 am § in China, Donald Trump, Economics

BREAKING NEWS: China Escalates Trade War!

China: Don’t say we didn’t warn you! The Global Times tweeted that China is “seriously” considering restricting rare earths exports to the U.S. China’s official state People’s Daily is hinting Wednesday that Beijing is about to retaliate against Trump by cutting [...]

May 28th, 2019 - 4:08 pm § in Politics


Another Republican has blocked disaster relief for millions of suffering Americans. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) gave no reason for holding up the $19 billion bill, which Trump has said he’ll sign, other than saying House Speaker Pelosi should have scheduled a vote on it before the Memorial Day r[...]

May 28th, 2019 - 3:57 pm § in Donald Trump, Environment


Trump escalates his war against climate science After two years of undoing the policies of his predecessor, President Trump is launching a new all-out assault against climate science, the New York Times reports: “In the next few months, the White House will complete the rollback of the most si[...]

May 28th, 2019 - 2:53 am § in Hypocrisy, Israel/Palestine

Netanyahu’s Deal With The Devil(s)

 Benjamin Netanyahu may be in trouble. Bibi leads Likhud, a conservative party somewhat like the American GOP.  his party won the last election not on its own but as part of a promised coalition with other right-wing parties.  So far, hoever, Bibi cannot bring other parties into coalition to form[...]

May 27th, 2019 - 1:27 am § in China, Donald Trump, Economics

The Manufacturing Boom: 10 Times The Gain in Manufacturing Jobs Versus Obama Era

The most impressive, perhaps only impressive, achievement of the Trump era is the growth in manufacturing jobs. (based, in part, on an essay in Forbes) When President Obama came to office he inherited two crises. the immediate threat of a second Great Depression and the longer-term threat of a perma[...]