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A Tale Told By an Idiot: Full of Sound and Fury, Signifying Nothing

by D.J. McGuire I chose to hold my tongue at first, when word got out that Donald Trump had made it official policy to declare Jerusalem the Israeli capital...

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I Guess I’m the Last Supply-Sider

by D.J. McGuire There was a time when supply-side economics was a serious challenger to the Keynesian failures of the 1970s, and a necessary corrective to the assertion that...

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A Full-Court Press Against the GOP Tax Plan

by Kevin Kelton It’s tax reform time in the U.S. Congress. So let’s talk basketball. “Excuse me?” you say? Yes, basketball. The GOP is using a classic swing offense to...

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A Salem Witch Hunt of Modern Times

by Kevin Kelton I have a feeling this is going to be a very loud week and month in the world of public sexual harassment claims. With the latest...

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Handicapping 2020 in 2017

by Kevin Kelton Everyone’s favorite political game is handicapping the 2020 Democratic primary race. So here’s my humble take. While he’s not my first choice, my instincts tell me...

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Election Day Log: Virginia Edition

by D.J. McGuire As you might imagine, Dear Reader, I had a very enjoyable Election Day as a conservative Democrat in Virginia. What you may not realize is how...

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On the Texas Shooting

by Cliff Dunn The Texas church shooting this week provides an example of two things: First, why a “good guy with a gun” matters; and second, why new regulations...

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On the Republican Tax Deform

by D.J. McGuire Taxes: the one issue where – as an economic conservative – I would be more sympathetic to my old party (the Republicans) than my new one (the...

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What Trump Has Wrought: Virginia Edition

by D.J. McGuire (who lives and votes in Virginia) Last year, as my fellow MPU podcasters inquired as to why Donald Trump’s nomination would be enough for me to...

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​ Ed Gillespie’s Fake Tax Cut

by D.J. McGuire (who lives and votes in Virginia) As Virginia’s campaign for governor careens to its conclusion on November 7, I do believe I have managed to solve...

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A Day in the Life of Joe Republican, Fifteen Years On

by Cliff Dunn Joe gets up at 5 a.m. now instead of 6 a.m. so he can make his first job. He takes a sip of bottled water rather...

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Where is Puerto Rico’s Place in the Union?

by Cliff Dunn Hurricane Maria is, without a doubt, a humanitarian catastrophe for Puerto Rico, and one which deserves a good deal of aid for her people.  However, the...

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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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