Tag: Protectionism

Is America quitting the world stage?

Is America quitting the world stage?
“Winners never quit, and quitters never win,” spoken by the great Green Bay Packers coach, Vince Lombardi, was stenciled on the wall of our High School locker room. At the time I thought it was just something the coaches had painted on the walls to make us feel guilty about our abysmal win/loss records. We... Read more »

How embarrassing was President Trump’s speech?

How embarrassing was President Trump’s speech?
Yesterday, I wrote a piece asking if President Trump would embarrass himself and the nation, which you can read by clicking here.  I have to tell you, I was spellbound by the first two minutes.  His opening with a reference to Black History Month without referencing Dr. Ben Carson was well written and well delivered. ... Read more »

What became of empathy?

What became of empathy?
I see America at a crossroads, and empathy is on one of the roads we can either take or a road we will leave behind.  You remember empathy, don’t you?  Then again, if you live in America, maybe you don’t remember empathy.  It seems to have departed our nation and our national consciousness. “Walk a... Read more »
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Where did conservatism go?

Where did conservatism go?
A thin-skinned Trump supporter threw what he believed to be the ultimate insult my way, “you’re a liberal,” he exclaimed in self-righteous fury.  That is actually not the case.  If you read my article from the other day, “Trump’s ridiculous America First,” you will see a discussion about American Exceptionalism. It is popular among Progressives... Read more »

Trump's ridiculous America First

Trump's ridiculous America First
Unfortunately, the Muslim Ban fiasco has overshadowed a truly dangerous policy direction Donald Trump has taken.  Some of my political friends in the Foreign Policy Community who are still working in the Foreign Policy organs of the USA think that is by design. They have a deep fear of the direction President Trump is taking. ... Read more »

Stop whining, America has never ceased being great

Stop whining, America has never ceased being great
Donald Trump ripped off Ronald Reagan’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.”  A campaign slogan is all Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump has in common.  In 1980, I was proud to be a Reagan Republican.  I was proud because he wanted to lift the nation up rather than tear it down at every turn. Ronald... Read more »
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Some things I'll be thankful for regarding Donald Trump

Some things I'll be thankful for regarding Donald Trump
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the USA. A time for a big meal, although looking at the obesity statistics for the USA, it appears a big meal happens daily for too many people. A time for Football on TV. Some stores open for Christmas shoppers and of course, the internet is always open and willing to... Read more »

Trade protectionism is bad for everyone

Trade protectionism is bad for everyone
Are you sick of the political commercials yet? We have fourteen more days to the election when the national question of who will be the next President is decided. Until then, the mute button on my TV remote is getting quite a workout. In the midst of the clamor, clash, and rancor of the election,... Read more »

Does Trump want to quit?

Does Trump want to quit?
It’s a legitimate question. Is the bloom off the rose of the idea of being President? Maybe having music played when you walk into the room, and getting a really cool 747 to fly around in and not have to pay for the fuel yourself has lost its appeal to The Donald? His behavior would... Read more »
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The GOP Platform pits one American against another

The GOP Platform pits one American against another
Once upon a time, the political party conventions would get together and forge a platform which was their vision for America. This was before the days of focus groups, overnight polling, and near-instant communication, the platforms were the foundation, the sales documents for the party for every office from President down to the School Board.... Read more »