Perhaps Trump wanted to build a tower in Moscow so he could escape New York’s building regulations. If you want a good deal, pay Vladimir Putin to grant you a charter to do business in Russia. You can be one of his oligarchs.
If we expand our conception of what is possible, we may grasp how we reached this point in our history.
The ad is the worst piece of garbage dressed up as political propaganda I’ve ever seen. It is so bad I would not put it down my gargage disposal, because it would muck it up.
I thought about rights and the law this week, as items in the news lead to those subjects these days.
People do not trust mainstream outlets for a good reason: too often they cooperate with state security. They do not deserve our trust.
These are not reasons tied to a political party, or even to an association. They are not particularly political reasons at all. They are reasons tied to personal frustration, disorientation, and helplessness.
We all want to be left alone. In the past we valued democracy, because it seemed the best path to a good life. We tolerated politicians, because they did not come around that often. The contract we had with them seemed to work well enough. This round seems different. This time, democratic institutions could continue to wane for several generations.
Meanwhile Democrats simply look desperate, while they neglect the basic hard work required to defeat a shrewd opponent who does not care that much how he comes across. A lot of people voted for him in 2016 because he would not play by anyone’s rules but his own. Democrats have not given those people a good reason to change their minds. They have not even thought about whether they should change their own minds.
One voter remarked that sending Donald Trump to the White House feels like that. Nothing else will work, so if we have to nuke Washington, let’s do it.
We are all Cartesians in that respect. God created us to follow his light, which is to say, our own inner voice. Nothing in the world, outside of our minds, contradicts that creative principle.
As Robert Mueller pushes his investigation to new matters irrelevant to the 2016 campaign, I see the phrase rule of …
If you want to unelect him, your first strategy would not be to sic the Justice Department and the rest of the security state on him. That will not work, especially not if a dried-up sex scandal and poorly laundered hush money underpin your case. If you cannot find leaders who have a better strategy than that, close up your shop.