The landslide reelection of President Tsai Ing-wen happened despite Beijing’s strenuously expressed objections, economic pressures (e.g., refusing visas to tourists wanting to visit Taiwan, where tourism produces more than 4 percent of gross domestic product), military intimidation (last year, Beijing’s fighter jets Read original
Last Wednesday, administration officials, in what they evidently considered an optional concession to inferiors, gave a short (75 minutes), closed-door congressional briefing on military action against supposedly imminent threats from Iran.
In a November speech to like-minded social conservatives of the American Principles Project, Hawley said: “We live in a troubled age.” Not pausing to identify a prior, untroubled age, he elaborated: “Across age groups and regions, across races and income, the decline in community is undeniable.
Barack Obama’s two largest achievements during his presidency’s 70 percent of the second decade altered the public’s thinking and the government’s functioning. When he entered office, there was only a moderate consensus, but when he left it was Read original
Rubio deplores “financial flows detached from real production,” flows bypassing the “real economy.” But if not to “real” — an uninformative adjective — production, where are financial resources flowing, and why? And what expertise does a career politician bring to disparaging decisions of professionals trained to connect capital with productive opportunities?
They are people who are selected to cast a state’s electoral college votes and who, after the popular votes have been tabulated, vote contrary to their public commitment, to the public’s expectations and to state statutes that penalize electors who vote contrary to the party they were designated to represent.