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Bloomberg’s Debate Downer

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Well, money can’t buy everything.Michael Bloomberg, star of a trillion TV ads, made his big debut at the Democratic debate and basically closed on opening night. In his chance to introduce himself as something warmer than a stone-faced billionaire, he looked p... More »

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Democrats, Don’t Wish for Your Own Rogue

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It is truly a devastating sight to watch liberals who have winced for years at Donald Trump’s issues on wealth, race and women allow fear, propaganda and influence mercenaries to push them into supporting a man who has his own issues concerning wealth, women a... More »

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The Bloomberg Temptation

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For a long time the notion of a Michael Bloomberg presidential candidacy seemed like a Manhattan fancy, a conceit with elite appeal but no mass constituency, a fantasy for Acela riders who imagine that the American people are clamoring for a rich person’s idea... More »

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This Is How Scandinavia Got Great

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Almost everybody admires the Nordic model. Countries like Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland have high economic productivity, high social equality, high social trust and high levels of personal happiness.Progressives say it’s because they have generous welfar... More »

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The Notorious Michael R. Bloomberg

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Let’s state some facts: Michael Rubens Bloomberg notoriously expanded stop-and-frisk in New York City to obscene proportions, violating the bodies and constitutional rights of mostly minority men and boys, and not only defended the policy, but mocked his detra... More »

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How Trump Wins Again

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As several people have noticed, this was the most politically successful week of the Trump presidency.First, President Trump’s job approval numbers are rising. When the impeachment inquiry got rolling in October his Gallup approval rating was 39. Now it’s 49. ... More »

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Think Trump’s Learned a Lesson? Hahahaha

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Pick the worst moment of the Senate impeachment hearings:A) Susan Collins saying it’s O.K. to keep Donald Trump in office because he’s “learned from this case.”B) A spokeswoman for Jim Risch claiming the senator was not sleeping but just “listening with his ey... More »

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The Future of American Politics

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Men and women are primarily motivated by self-interest. No other partial truth has done as much damage as this one.If you base your political and social systems on the idea that the autonomous self-interested individual is the basic unit of society, then you w... More »