Politics

Opinion | Crisis at the Border

No, not that border. The one further north. The one around Washington, DC.

President Trump is delivering a speech on the “crisis at the border” as I type, and it’s being carried by MSLSD, among many other networks. I have the perennial misfortune of being in a position to hear these, hour after hour, even when they’re not additionally sullied by his voice.

Introducing the Opposition

Eric has kindly asked me to participate in this growing community, and so, to the best of my ability, I will provide and expound on principles espoused by centrist and Constitutional conservatives and right-libertarians. I will, from time to time, engage in light debate with him by tacking comments on to his blog posts, but for the most part, my role here is to author posts in order to promote thinking along lines outside of your comfort zone.

Opinion | Trump is Never Getting His Wall

It’s not that hard of a concept for alt-president Trump and his dwindling base to understand. America simply doesn’t want the wall. If he tries to put one up to contain the will of the people, it will be destroyed by those same people the day after we force him out of office. What a waste of money that will be… That five billion he’s asking for could more than save Flint, Michigan, if not put a dent in our homelessness epidemic.

Opinion | How to Destroy the Alt-Right

In 2008, Richard Spencer, invented the term alternative right in an article published by extremely conservative Taki’s Magazine. It was branding meant to differentiate conservative Republicans willing to compromise conservative beliefs by playing ball with Liberal Democrats from the more isolated, exclusively online fringe conservative groups who felt alienated by that behavior.

Opinion | A Short List of Potential Democratic Candidates and Who Has the Best Chance of Defeating Trump

He not only brought in more young people, he brought in more independents that often spoke of revolution against the two party system. He made people who felt alienated belong again, much the same way Trump had with his voters. If Sanders can ward off the mudslide of propaganda about socialism, he can defeat Trump. However, a hammer and sickle won’t do the Democrats any favors in swing states.