Tag: Trump
Populism, Left or Right?
With President Trump’s term now history, a discussion rages about the danger that right-wing populism poses to liberal democracy. Since radical leftists are much more vocal and organized in the denunciation of Trump and other right-wing populists than are, say, conservatives or classical liberals, a narrative has emerged in Europe, Latin America and the...
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Populism Is Far From Over
Many people overseas infer from President Trump’s electoral defeat that most Americans are finally fed up with populism. They miss the fact that populism is just as powerful in the Democratic Party as it is in the Republican Party and that Trump got some 70 million votes. Populism has been a defining trait of...
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Riots Redux: Whither Portland . . . and the U.S.A?
Here we go again: another riot in Portland, this time purportedly stoked by President Trump’s legal challenge to vote counting. Riots and voting have a history dating back to the Watts Riot of 1965, which occurred one month after President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act. The Watts riot was one of many...
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The U.S. Economy’s Hidden Resilience
One of today’s pivotal questions is the ability of the economy to cope and adapt in the face of mandatory and voluntary social distancing. Real GDP in the second quarter of 2020 fell at an annualized rate of 32.9 percent, an unprecedented drop. It has become commonplace (and bipartisan) to assume that economic vitality...
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The Treason of the Intellectuals
One hundred and fifty well-known intellectuals from the English-speaking world, a majority of them from the left, have published an open letter in Harper’s Magazine railing against intolerance, censorship, obscurantism. They have aimed their guns not only against the enemy on the right, but also against their counterparts on the left. And they have...
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President Trump’s ‘Operation Warp Speed’ Vaccine Project Might Crash Into Perverse Incentives
This May, President Trump unveiled Operation Warp Speed, a partnership between federal regulatory agencies and private drug producers that aims to develop and distribute a Covid-19 vaccine by January. The president described the project’s lofty goal of achieving a pioneering scientific discovery in record-breaking time as “unlike anything our country has seen since The Manhattan...
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How the EPA Makes Wildfires More Likely
Wildfires are claiming lives and destroying property across California. As they flee the deadly blazes, Californians should be aware that federal bureaucrats make such fires more likely to occur. Consider the case of U.S. Navy veteran Joe Robertson in Jefferson County, Montana.  Robertson’s property was vulnerable to fires, so he built small protection ponds...
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Should Trump Block Federal Funds from Universities that Deny Free Speech?
President Trump announced plans for an executive order that would deny federal research funds to universities that do not support free speech.
My Personal Trade Deficit Is Killing Me—or So Trump Would Have You Believe
President Trump’s trade policies don’t match up with basic economic principles.
The Truth about Turkey
Mounting debt and rising inflation are driving Turkey’s financial crisis.
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