I predict President Donald Trump will win re-election tomorrow in a closer Electoral College margin than in 2016. Former Vice President Joe Biden will win the popular vote in a margin larger than Hillary Clinton in 2016. However, this will not be enough to overcome the Republican advantage in the Electoral College. Factors in my prediction include opinion polls, the shy Trump voter effect, demographic changes, and candidate favorability. Continue Reading
I wonder if potential 2020 Libertarian presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee still wants to switch to the metric system.
Personally, I prefer the customary system because I am more familiar with it. I presume most Americans feel the same way. Chafee would probably be best served to de-emphasize this issue since it was more a point of ridicule than benefit to his 2016 campaign.
Chafee, perhaps as a result of his father and time in the Senate, will always be more closely associated with the Republicans than any other party. He’s a northeastern liberal Republican in the mold of Bill Weld. Luckily for him, he’s more likable than Weld.
I rarely look at IPR anymore. I sometimes read Chuck Baldwin’s weekly column on Chuck Baldwin Live but I don’t check in as often. I’ve been kind of “shutdown” myself.
As for the partial government “shutdown,” frankly, I feel bad for the 800,000 who aren’t getting paid (even though they will get back pay), but this is proving we can exist without as much government.
The markets have really reacted positively to it.
“What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.”
With the 2018 Mid-Term election fast approaching this Tuesday, I foresee the following to be the most likely outcome:
- A net gain of 21 seats for Democrats in the House, with Republicans retaining a slight 221-214 majority, and
- A net gain of 2 seats for Republicans in the Senate, with Republicans holding a 53-47 majority
Corporate media outlets like CNN, The Washington Post, and The New York Times have recently claimed President Donald Trump attacks the First Amendment when he criticizes corporate media outlets for unethical journalistic practices and labels them the “enemy of the people.” Nevertheless, Trump has taken no legal action against any member of the corporate media (unlike the previous President), and has not advocated doing so. On the other hand, just this past month, the aforementioned corporate media outlets were actively involved in lobbying Silicon Valley tech utilities to censor independent media outlet InfoWars. Isn’t that an actual attack on the First Amendment?
The level of hate aimed at President Donald Trump in the political sphere is much greater than what any of his predecessors faced. Members of Congress have endorsed public harassment of cabinet members, accused the President of capital crimes, and even suggested a military coup to remove the President from power. People in such prominent positions of power would never have even considered such careless rhetoric in the darkest days of the Bush and Obama presidencies. But we have entered a new era. Trump threatens the established order, and so, he and his followers are forced to feel the wrath.