Foreign Policy Politics

AOC & Bernie’s proposals are not a roadmap to Venezuelan dictatorship

This will be a short post as compared to past writings where I’ve tried to build longer arguments about more complicated topics. My argument here is much simpler: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) and Bernie Sander’s ‘brand’ of socialism is not the same as Nicolas Maduro or Hugo Chavez’s full-blown socialist dictatorships. Donald Trump and the Republican […]

Politics

Republicans are not fiscally conservative

I know several people, as I’m sure you do as well, who claim the label of being socially liberal and fiscally conservative. A growing majority of Americans believe that the rest of the country reflects these preferences. While it isn’t clear why exactly that is, I believe moderate voters want to take what they see […]

Politics

Last night’s State of the Union was a waste of time

Trump delivered his second State of the Union last night. In his speech, he touted his single-handed rescue of the American economy (with false statements) and boasted how tax cuts passed by the Republican Congress helped the middle class (they didn’t). Out of the several other things President Trump said, some of the most salient […]

Politics

Mitch McConnell, I’m tired of your floor speeches

Dear Mitch McConnell, I watched the floor speech you gave on your Youtube page where you disparaged House Democrats’ first piece of legislation, H.R. 1. Clearly from your tone and the arguments you made, you are not a fan. But for the life of me, I can’t understand why you think those arguments are winners […]