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January 4th, 2022 - 11:12 pm § in Economics, Politics

The failure of GOP trickle-down economics

Trickle-down economics, instituted by Reagan and pursued by every GOP administration since, is a core Republican belief. That’s the idea that cutting taxes for the rich will create prosperity for everyone, by “trickling down” to those lower on the economic scale. (Think workers get[...]

January 4th, 2022 - 9:00 pm § in Humor, Misc.

Singing parrot (video)

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January 4th, 2022 - 8:49 pm § in America, Biden, China, Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs

What game theory predicts about China and “The Quad”

“The Quad” is a term for quadrilateral (i.e., four-nation) cooperation among the U.S., Japan, India, and Australian — who are joined by other European and Asian democracies — in opposition to China’s aggression and territorial ambitions. This article explains what game [...]

January 4th, 2022 - 8:08 pm § in Donald Trump, News Media, Politics

Trump cancels press conference to defend Capitol rioters, blaming “media bias”

Trump has canceled a scheduled January 6 press conference at Mar-a-Lago at which he “reportedly planned to defend the rioters,” CNN reports (story here). Instead, he plans to address that “topic” at a January 15 Arizona rally. “Trump in recent months has defended rioter[...]

January 4th, 2022 - 5:56 pm § in Biden, Democrats, Donald Trump, Politics

Ted Cruz, nonsense peddler

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is the man who stood on a debate stage and smiled when Trump called his father a “terrorist,” and later sucked up to Trump. He’s the man who fled to sunny Mexico when his state’s power grid failed and his constituents froze, some to death. He can’t [...]

January 4th, 2022 - 5:11 pm § in Democrats, Donald Trump, Politics

The Capitol riot and the judgment of history

Rep.┬áLiz Cheney (R-WY) says the Republicans who’ve stuck by Trump after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot “will not be judged well by history,” The Hill reported on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 (story here). The GOP has boycotted the House investigation of the Capitol riot, and refused to coope[...]