Articles & Opinions

Trump’s Trade War, Part II

by D.J. McGuire The Trump Administration’s efforts to “renegotiate” the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have now created so many hackles that the Chamber of Commerce stepped in....

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Was the New Deal Racist? Yes.

by D.J. McGuire The more one looks at the actual policies enacted during the Roosevelt administration, the more one comes to the painful conclusion that FDR, whatever his intentions,...

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Bring Back the Well-Regulated Militia

by D.J. McGuire A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be...

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Trump’s Trade War

by D.J. McGuire Over the eight months and change of the Trump Administration, two of his closest allies – both geopolitically and personally – have been Justin Trudeau and...

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Trump’s Trade War

by D.J. McGuire Over the eight months and change of the Trump Administration, two of his closest allies – both geopolitically and personally – have been Justin Trudeau and...

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Lindsey Graham’s Economic Illiteracy and Why It Dooms His Health Care Policy

by D.J. McGuire As of this morning (the 25th), the Senior Senator from South Carolina is still pushing  for the woeful health care bill that bears his name. In...

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From Rinse and Repeat to Reshuffle and Redeal: The Problems with Graham-Cassidy

by D.J. McGuire Republicans keep telling me that being a conservative Democrat will be difficult, and yet they continue to make it easier. The latest example of this is...

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Will the Democrats Continue to Go the Wrong Way on Economics?

by D.J. McGuire The events of this week in Washington do not bode well for the Democratic Party. The combination of Democratic senators openly endorsing government monopoly health insurance...

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Why the Three-Month Funding Deal is Bad for America

by D.J. McGuire Democrats in Washington have a spring in their step this weekend. Why? Because, Gosh darn it, Trump likes them. If that made you shutter, then perhaps...

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Trump’s Strongest Talking Point on DACA Dismantling Is Dishonest

by D.J. McGuire The Trump Administration has used a couple lines of argument in defense of their decision to wind down Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the program that...

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Meanwhile, Back in Virginia, Monuments Issue Careens Into Election Campaign

by D.J. McGuire While the rest of the nation places the Charlottesville Incident in its collective memory, it continues to impact election campaigns here in Virginia. Elections for Governor,...

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Testing the Sanders’ Revolution

by Kevin Kelton With the September release of Hillary Clinton’s new book, What Happened, there will undoubtably be a renewed dust-up over whether she or Bernie Sanders should’ve been...

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The Hunt for the Rare, White Neo-Nazi

by William Gleed On Saturday, August 19, Boston became the site of the latest protests between the alt-right and its opponents. This is the story of one man’s attempt...

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Hagiography vs. History (Why the Confederate Monuments Have To Go)

Defenders of Rebel monuments dotting public areas throughout the Old Confederacy like to insist that the history of our nation is complex, which is true. They like to forget,...

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