The reason Moscow favors Donald Trump isn’t some conspiracy. It’s simply that Vladimir Putin dislikes Hillary Clinton, while Trump’s combination of international ignorance and catastrophic policies would benefit Putin.
If you think a crisis of national identity can be addressed with targeted tax credits, you are living in a different century. This convention is about establishing trust between you and voters, and restoring optimism that we can thrive in the modern economy.
The candidate repeatedly and vehemently denies any racism, and he has deleted some offensive tweets. Yet for more than four decades, Trump has been associated with racial discrimination or bigoted comments about minorities.
Americans always seem to believe that crime is increasing, even when it is in fact dropping rapidly. We’ll find out in November how many people are determined to live in a nightmare of their own imagining.
Contrary to perceptions, not only has violent crime been in decline, but the number of police fatalities also has been falling steadily for decadesAnd Kansas isn’t doing as well as Rex Sinquefield would have you think
If Trump could be trusted to simply serve as a kind of corporate motivational speaker for the country, I might board the Trump train. But can anyone say with confidence that Trump has the discipline to do anything of the sort?
We are seeing an almost pathological determination to portray politicians and their programs as being equally good or equally bad. Trump benefits from the determination to find balance where none exists.