Trump tanked the presidency. Can he tank the economy too?

Last year at this time, I wondered if Trump was tanking the presidency, intentionally failing to spur a GOP bloodbath at the midterms. Jury’s out on that, but this New York Times article on Trump at the midpoint (maybe?) has an interesting paragraph that might corroborate my theory. As a result, a partisan war may […]

Playing Diplomacy with Nancy Pelosi is a dangerous game.

Your next speaker. Maybe. Nancy Pelosi should be feeling great these days. The longtime San Francisco congresswoman just presided over the largest midterm influx of Democratic Representatives since 1974, which was freakin’ Watergate. She should be ecstatic, but she’s under a little pressure right now. A bunch of these new members don’t want her to be […]

For Trump, everything ends when the Wall comes down.

“If the Wall should ever fall, all the fires will go out.”– Qhorin Halfhand in book two of “A Song of Ice and Fire” At OrcaCon this weekend, I had to confess to a nerd-cred-killing admission: I haven’t read George R.R. Martin’s series A Song of Ice and Fire or watched Game of Thrones. While I […]