Press "Enter" to skip to content

Liberty REDUX Posts

Stupid Trade Policy Isn’t the Only Reason We Lose Jobs – But It’s a Big One

President Donald Trump is President Donald Trump in no small part because he campaigned acknowledging the elephant that left the room – that being the millions of jobs that have emigrated from the United States over the last several decades. The Rust Belt – hasn’t always been rusty.  The oxidation onslaught came – as their jobs went.  Trump won – because he directly addressed why | Read More »
The post Stupid Trade Policy Isn’t the Only Reason We Lose Jobs – But It’s a Big One appeared first on RedState. …

The American Way Of War Is A Budget-Breaker

Never Has a Society Spent More for Less Cross-posted by TomDispatch.com
When Donald Trump wanted to “do something” about the use of chemical weapons on civilians in Syria, he had the U.S. Navy lob 59 cruise missiles at a Syrian airfield (cost: $89 million). The strike was symbolic at best, as the Assad regime ran bombing missions from the same airfield the very next day, but it did underscore one thing: the immense costs of military action of just about any sort in our era.
While $89 million is a rounding error in the Pentagon’s $600 billion budget, it represents real money for other agencies.  It’s more than twice the $38 million annual budget of the U.S. Institute of Peace and more than half the $149 million budget of the National Endowment of the Arts, both slated for elimination under Trump’s budget blueprint. If the strikes had somehow made us ― or anyone ― safer, perhaps they would have been worth it, but they did not.
In this century of nonstop military conflict, the American public has never fully confronted the immense costs of the wars being waged in its name.  The human costs ― including an estimated 370,000 deaths, more than half of…

H.R. McMaster and President Trump On The Outs? Not So Fast Says Joe Scarborough

The battle of sources in the White House continues. A report from Eli Lake surfaced yesterday saying things were not going well between national security adviser H.R. McMaster and President Donald Trump. The title reads “Washington Loves General McMaster, But Trump Doesn’t.” Susan wrote about this yesterday and said: If McMaster has a vision for a further reach into international territory, then he’s definitely going | Read More »
The post H.R. McMaster and President Trump On The Outs? Not So Fast Says Joe Scarborough appeared first on RedState. …