Author: Alex Christy

More Like Sweden?

Ask any Bernie Sanders supporter what their ideal society is and they would probably say the Scandinavian countries, especially Sweden.  Sweden is said to be a good socialist country, not like those bad socialist ones such as the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, North Korea, Cuba, or contemporary Venezuela. The current government in Stockholm prides itself, to Justin Trudeau’s eternal shame and disappointment, as being “the first feminist government in the world.”  When Donald Trump was signing various executive orders during his first days in office, Swedish officials appeared to mock the new President with a similar photo of the...

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Trump’s Putin Problem

*Image depicts the aftermath of the 1999 bombing of an apartment block on the Kashirskoye Highway in Moscow.  This was the deadliest of the four 1999 Russian Apartment Bombings.  When civilians found an exploded fifth bomb in Ryazan, the government’s narrative about a “Chechen trail” began to unravel. In his pre-Super Bowl interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, Donald Trump re-affirmed his affection for Vladimir Putin with a truly bizarre and despicable take on Putin and the United States. O’Reilly: Do you respect Putin? Trump: I do respect him but — O’Reilly: Do you? Why? Trump: Well, I respect a...

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Donald Trump: Recruiter for Terrorists?

There are plenty of valid reasons to have reservations about President Trump’s executive order on halting immigration  from seven countries known to be hot spots for terrorism.  The incompetency, the banning of green card holders (which has been since reversed), Steve Bannon outranking DHS legal opinions, and the lack of a provision that allowed allies, such as Iraqi interpreters, to enter are all valid criticisms. There are multiple criticisms that are not as valid.  It is not a “Muslim Ban,” and it is not a threat to any First Amendment right.  Even if it were a “Muslim Ban,” every foreigner in the United...

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Collins and Cassidy’s Phony Federalism

With Donald Trump now firmly in place as President of the United States, Republicans on Capitol Hill are in the midst of trying to figure out the best way to repeal Obamacare. One suggestion has come from Maine Senator Susan Collins and Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy.  The Collins-Cassidy proposal says that if a state likes Obamacare, it can keep Obamacare.  This is not exactly the full repeal Republicans have campaigned on. .@SenatorCollins previews Obamacare replacement bill she says will allow states to keep Affordable Care Act if they choose to. pic.twitter.com/toF5fT0F84 — ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) January 23, 2017 Still,...

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Obamacare and the Ratchet Effect

Donald Trump will finally be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on Friday.  He will take over a federal government in which the Republicans are in control of all the elected positions for the first time in a decade.  While the left continues its collective spasm at the idea of a Trump Presidency, the mood on this side of aisle ranges from overflowing joy to outright pessimism, with many being cautiously optimistic. With both houses of Congress under Republican control, repealing Obamacare should be a repetitively straightforward task, even for congressional Republicans.  They ran on repealing...

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