A thinking American must choose between Hamilton and Jefferson, whose
contrary visions of the future were contested in the first days of the
Constitution. If you are happy with big government, big banks, big
business, big military, and judicial dictatorship, then you have
Alexander Hamilton to thank. His legacy of nationalism, centralisation,
crony capitalism, and military-industrial complex is all around us.
If you prefer the Jeffersonian version of an American regime (or even if you don’t), Brion McClanahan’s new book is for you—How Alexander Hamilton Screwed Up America.
McClanahan, who is proving to be one of the ablest truly relevant
historians of our time, has given us a definitive, deeply-researched
chapter and verse and long perspective of who this bad man was and how
he is, Constitutionally, the fountain of our current discontents.
When Hillary Clinton called we Americans “deplorables” (in contrast
to the rich foreign sophisticates who surround her) she was simply
channeling Alexander Hamilton who said that “the people are a great
Leaders of R.E. Lee Memorial
Episcopal Church in Lexington voted Monday evening to change the
parish’s name to Grace Episcopal Church — what it was originally called
when the Confederate general moved to town after the Civil War and
joined the congregation.
decision concludes a quiet, two-year debate among congregants over
whether it’s appropriate for a Christian institution that aims to
welcome all to carry a name that memorializes a man best known for
fighting a war to preserve the institution of slavery.
been a very divisive issue for two years,” said the Rev. Tom
Crittenden, the church’s rector. “But Charlottesville seems to have
moved us to this point. Not that we have a different view of Lee
historically in our church, but we have appreciation for our need to
discussion was not easy, dividing congregants and prompting a vestry
member and the church’s treasurer to resign their leadership posts in
protest of initial inaction.
Senate Republicans announced Tuesday that they have struck a
tentative deal for sweeping tax reform, with tax cuts totaling $1.5
trillion over 10 years.
Sen. Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) informed reporters with the Wall Street Journal about
the deal, but declined to provide specific numbers. The deal
was reached after a Tuesday Senate Republican working lunch. Vice
President Mike Pence was reportedly also in attendance.
The plan itself has not yet been written. House, Senate, and White
House tax leaders are scheduled to release more information next week.
I used to say I’d never move to a red state. And then I did. And it’s changed my life for the better.
July 2016, I moved from San Diego to Terre Haute when my husband
received a job opportunity at a local university. At 41 years old — at
midlife — I moved from the blue, liberal left coast bubble to a rural,
Midwest, Rust Belt red state.
I was raised in
California, where we like to believe diversity is applauded and
In many ways, California’s blue state bubble can
be a very safe place to live if you subscribe to the popular liberal
President Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff John Kelly and his Never
Trump bureaucrats and globalist minions are ensuring that Trump’s
“exposure to populist nationalism is now close to zero,” according to an
that details how Kelly is isolating Trump from the concerns of
working-class Americans of all backgrounds and parties who got Trump
Since former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon left the White
House, Trump has caved on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
(DACA), reportedly is thinking about staying in the Paris Climate
Accord, has palled around and made deals with Senate Minority Leader
Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and
supported increasing the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
Axios noted “who is around President Trump matters much more than
with most presidents, because of his impulsiveness, lack of ideology and
willingness to make snap decisions.”
“So if you wonder why President Trump has been willing to seriously
entertain — and in one case so far, execute — policies that would’ve
been anathema to Campaign Trump, it’s partly because of the feedback
loop built by Chief of Staff John Kelly and the process adhered to by
the national security team before briefing Trump,” Axios’ Mike Allen
wrote in his Tuesday AM newsletter.
Allen further pointed out that Kelly and “Staff Secretary Rob Porter
pick and choose what information gets to Trump and who’s allowed to
weigh in, that’s supreme power.” Kelly’s deputy, Kirstjen Nielsen, is
also a globalist bureaucrat who has no idea about what concerns Trump’s
coalition of working-class Americans and what got Trump elected in the
first place. She now symbolically occupies Bannon’s office.
Despite recently being demonetized by YouTube,
possibly for his anti-establishment views and slamming President
Trump’s decision to increase troop levels in Afghanistan, former Texas
Congressman Ron Paul is back with a video addressing the widening
left-right political divide in the US – and the role that the “immoral
use” of government force has played in fomenting the US’s present
Claiming that the US is “witnessing a battle between authoritarian
groups in America”, the prominent libertarian and former politician says
that the “Alt-Right” and Cultural Marxists are fighting to
control a government that is bankrupt, doesn’t follow the Constitution,
and controls a foreign empire that is running on fumes. Ron Paul describes our dilemma.
While "worst since Lehman" has become ubiquitous and central bankers'
experimentations have left us with many "all-time" record extremes from
asset values to inequality, we suspect the following (above) chart from Deutsche
Bank is about to become the new "world's scariest chart."
The last time "Populism" surged this fast to this level of extreme, there was only one utterly devastating way out.
After another school shooting last week, this time in Spokane,
Washington, the anti-gun lobby jumped at another chance to blame the
crime on Americans’ Second Amendment rights. Watch below as Sheriff
Ozzie Knezovich sets the record straight. He says a culture that
glorifies violence, not the availability of firearms, is the root of the
President Trump told the United Nations Tuesday that his
administration prefers to resettle refugees as close to their homes as
possible, and can help more refugees that way because it costs more to
bring them to the United States.
"We seek an approach to refugee resettlement that is designed to help
these horribly mistreated people, and which enables their eventual
return to their home countries, to be part of the rebuilding process,"
Trump said in his first address to the U.N.
"For the cost of resettling one refugee in the United States, we can assist more than 10 in their home region," he said.