Indeed, one of the lessons of Donald Trump’s election is that deficits don’t really matter to Republicans except as a rhetorical device—and that there is no constituency for the man who wants to “tighten the belt.” Austerity is for suckers. It’s much smarter (politically) to kick the can down the road. … [Read more...] about Trump Is Going To Leave His Successor a Nightmare. And He Doesn’t Even Care.
McIntosh compares Mulvaney’s strategy to what Congressional Republicans did in the 1990s. “We didn’t cut so much as just put the brake on the spending level. But that was key. By keeping the spending relatively flat, you went from a deficit to a surplus.” … [Read more...] about Trump Budget Director: What, Me Worry (About the National Debt)?
After highlighting a handful of Democrats and Republicans who criticized the president’s firing of Bolton, Carlson went on to recount the time he interviewed Bolton. Claiming Bolton practiced “selective amnesia” during their conversation, the Fox News host then said his interview with the now-former national security adviser revealed Bolton was a raging liberal. … [Read more...] about Tucker Carlson: John Bolton Is a ‘Man of the Left’ and One of Trump Admin’s ‘Most Progressive People’
The state public health department backed down a bit on Thursday, saying that nursing homes could refuse infected patients if the facilities weren’t stocked with necessary personal protective equipment such as masks and gloves. And, in any case, the patient transfers must be coordinated with local health departments. … [Read more...] about Gov. Newsom’s California Health Corps to fight coronavirus is unprecedented. Now he needs to produce
There are at least two other British suspects who might have been “Jihadi John,” as the British press has christened Foley’s killer. But the press has focused on Abdel Bary, as the press is wont to do, because there’s a lot of material about him on the web already.Abdel Bary has been tweeting his version of the war in Syria for months. And in that sense, he’s an interesting and instructive example of the would-be knights of Islam, the medieval millennials, who’ve flocked to the black banners of the so-called Caliphate, aka Islamic State, aka ISIS, aka ISIL, aka asses. … [Read more...] about ISIS, Hip-Hop Jihadists and the Man Who Killed James Foley