Articles & Opinions

Trump’s Latest Unlikely Helper: Justin Trudeau

by D.J. McGuire There are two governments in what is sometimes called “Anglo-America.” One of them is facing charges of corruptions, demands for resignation, and the real risk of...

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Kim-Trump Summit: Thank God It’s Over

by D.J. McGuire About a week ago, I wondered if Trump would cave to Kim Jong-un at the Hanoi summit. It turns out he did. However, it wasn’t enough...

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Primary Colors 2020

by Kevin Kelton Democrats, forget left vs. moderate for a moment and talk raw primary politics. Because ultimately primary races are a battle of personalities, not political purity. Once Joe...

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The Kim Summit: Is Trump Caving?

by D.J. McGuire From The Art of the Dealapparently to the Art of the Cave (CNN): As President Donald Trump prepares to meet face-to-face with North Korean leader Kim Jung...

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Meanwhile, in Canada…

by D.J. McGuire As America careens into its Article 48 moment, a near-universal sentiment among the center-left — that at least democracy was functioning well north of us, in...

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Do Lower Interest Rates Actually Make Income Inequality Worse?

by D.J. McGuire Ever since John Maynard Keynes revolutionized the field of macroeconomics, left-wing and center-left politicians have included “expansionary monetary policy” – quoted because it’s the actual term...

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Running Down The Impeachment Clock

What if Robert Mueller delivers a scathing criminal report against the Trump campaign, but it comes too late? By Kevin Kelton You may not realize it, but there is...

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Pop Goes The Political Culture, January 26, 2019

  By Rebekah Kuschmider, MPU Co-host Well, this week was a roller coaster, MPU-iverse! If you were looking for tension, drama, suspense, and sharp wit, you could get it...

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Pop Goes The Political Culture, January 19, 2019

By Rebekah Kuschmider, MPU co-host Greetings MPU-inverse! I’ve been taking a bit of breather from covering culture but it appears that culture is not taking a breather from needing...

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Gillibrand Shadowed By Her “Et Tu?” Moment

by Kevin Kelton For Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, the end of her presidential campaign may have come before it started. Gillibrand, of course, is a charismatic and mostly liberal New...

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership Begins … Without the United States

by D.J. McGuire Remember the Trans-Pacific Partnership? That was the major trade agreement between 12 nations, including the United States, that most Americans thought had died when Donald Trump...

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Inside MPU: The 2020 Race and Education Reform

Welcome to another edition of Things Podcasters Talk About When They’re Not Podcasting. In this case, it’s exactly what we would be talking about if we were podcasting. The...

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Why Jay Powell Should Stay Right Where He Is

by D.J. McGuire Having shaken the foreign policy establishment to its core (which, by itself, is not automatically a mistake) by choosing to cut and run from Syria (which,...

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Trump Leaves Syria With Fight Against Daesh Unfinished and With Putin Ascendant

by D.J. McGuire Those who know about my long and strange trip through Election 2016 know that I landed on my eventual choice (Hillary Clinton – yes, for those...

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