It’s Time to Let the GOP Die

After watching the results of the recent special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District, I came to a sobering conclusion: the Republican Party, as an institution, needs to die. I’ve listened to all of the spin: Conor Lamb ran as a Trump-friendly Democrat. The Democrats had a registration advantage. Rep. Tim Murphy had

By | 2018-03-16T13:07:21+00:00 March 16th, 2018|

Wolves in Lamb’s Clothing

Tuesday’s narrow win by Democrat Conor Lamb in a special congressional election in Pennsylvania has thrilled Democrats eager to believe that the entire country has finally seen the error of its ways and is about to remove the interloper Donald J. Trump, if not from power then at least from moral authority in

By | 2018-03-16T07:24:01+00:00 March 15th, 2018|

Poison-Pill Migration

Beginning in the 1970s, the Republican Party’s center of support shifted from the Northeast and Midwest to the Southwest and Southeastern United States. For many Republican voters, Texas has always been understood to be a blood-red state. Yet for the longest time, Texas was a Democratic bastion as much as California is today.

By | 2018-03-12T20:51:27+00:00 March 12th, 2018|

Why China Will Fail

This is not a happy time to be an entrepreneur seeking to list your firm on one of China’s stock exchanges. Nor is your situation better if you’re one of the Securities Commission members charged with approving listing applications. Chinese companies aren’t doing very well, and Beijing thinks it’s because the standards on

By | 2018-03-10T14:42:13+00:00 March 10th, 2018|

Tariffs: An Allegory

Suppose you run a company with lots of employees. For a long time, among your employees have been a couple of your nephews. If you’re being honest, they are not your favorite workers. There’s always pressure to raise their wages and they are now up to $25 per hour each, which is more

By | 2018-03-10T14:33:33+00:00 March 10th, 2018|

Tariffs, Trade, and Patriotism

President Trump’s recent decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum in response to what he (and most Americans) view as the routinely unfair trade practices of China and other foreign powers has upset more than a few Beltway apple carts. It has also triggered a lot of heated criticism from the Right—much

By | 2018-03-11T12:07:55+00:00 March 10th, 2018|

Motor City Strikes Again: ‘Stop the Killer Cars!’

Leave it to the Regressive Left to put a pothole on the Motor City’s road to renewal. After decades of struggling, including becoming America’s largest municipal bankruptcy and enduring the restructuring of Chrysler and General Motors, Detroit has experienced an outburst of positive national press for being a hip city on the upswing.

By | 2018-03-09T00:03:33+00:00 March 8th, 2018|