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 Theresa May, Prime Ministers of Canada and the United Kingdom, respectively.

This week, the Trump Administration declared a trade war on both of them – and the Democrats are practically silent. Between Trump’s economic ignorance and the opposition’s political malpractice, we’re in for a very bumpy ride.

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 his latest attempt to win over conservative critics, he exposes himself as being largely illiterate on the microeconomic reality behind health insurance and health care, providing yet another reason for Senators to vote down his bill.

Trump vs. the NFL

Episode 119 of “The More Perfect Union” podcast has some of the gang taking a knee to protest President Trump’s attack on the NFL, and then laughing through the pain at his week of bad news from Kim “Rocket Man” Jong-un, John “Maverick Man” McCain, Jared “Email Man” Kushner, and Don “Secret Agent Man” Trump, Jr.

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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 the Graham-Cassidy bill, which is ostensibly the latest Obamacare “repeal and replace” effort coming from the GOP.

Don and Clinton and Chuck and Nancy

Episode 118 of “The More Perfect Union” podcast looks at Ted Cruz’s Twitter porn escapade, Hillary’s new book, Chuck and Nancy’s new political bedfellow, Trump’s pivot to the left, and some idle speculation about 2020 primary challenges from the right, from the left, and from the past.

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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 and the Republican president making a move toward immigration reform, however small, puts the GOP in a better position to hold the Free Marketeers in 2018 and 2020.

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Debt, DACA, DeVos, Don Jr.


Episode 117 of The More Perfect Union podcast looks at Trump’s decision on ending DACA, raising the debt ceiling, Betsy DeVos on date rape, and Don Jr. on the hot seat.

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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 you’re able to see through the Trump-Schumer “deal” after all. It was good for the president, and it was good for Washington Democrats. Here’s why it was bad for the rest of us.

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 allows many children brought into the United States without authorization to remain here and build a life for themselves. The most robust argument Trump and his defenders have is their insistence that Congress via legislation, and not the president via executive order, should have created DACA. However, their other assertion – that DACA beneficiaries have taken jobs that should have gone to native-born American – undermines the Congress-should-act argument by proving it dishonest.

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