Coolidge and Trump

Trump inherited a slower growing economy than Clinton in 1992. Bush's economy recovered from the shallow recession of 1990-91 but not soon enough to help Bush’s re-election. Clinton raised taxes and attempted to expand the welfare state with Hillarycare in…
Women, Minorities and GOP

Children of divorced parents and born outside of marriage score lower on academic performance, well-being and self-esteem. Children born outside of marriage scoring lower than even children of divorce. Single mothers are looking for solutions to their economic challenges. The…
Crime and Safety

Crime rates are below their peak from 1990’s. However, the increase in violent crimes over the past couple of year captured voters’ notice. In the 1990’s, many urban communities and their representatives supported tougher prisons and longer prison sentences. This…
What We Have Lost in Political Discourse

A radical leftist mob prevented Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking at Berkeley.  They rioted, including violent destruction of property, with explosives and added brick throwing to the mix.  This simply shows the end of civility in America.  We are witnessing a…
What Jessica Fletcher Can Teach

As part of a government seminar in 1991, I was invited to give a lecture on conservatism in a High School class   I began with two questions.  One, how many of you bought something yesterday?  Almost everyone raised their hand.…
Rogue One

So far, Disney taking over the Star Wars franchise has been good. Both Star Wars 7 and Rogue One have been excellent. Both movies match the excitement and adventure of Star Wars 4, 5, and 6. Unlike other Star Wars…
Voters View Immigration Reform

While Democrats favored increase immigration, a significant numbers of Democrats would love to see immigration levels reduced. Republicans and Independents favored lower levels of immigration. Nearly half of Hispanics favored reduction of immigration levels. This is a change from 2014…
Voters and Gold Standard

Voters are willing to explore the Gold Standard. But, many voters have no opinion on this issue one way or the other. No more than 41% of overall voters view a dollar backed by Gold as a good thing. So…