The Trump-Taiwan Trouble

December 3, 2016 Before even taking office, Donald Trump has managed to reverse decades of American policy on Taiwan by openly taking a phone call from their president and then bragging about it on his Twitter feed.  The reaction to this led Trump to wonder how it was such a big deal to take a…

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On Bannon and Priebus

November 15, 2016 As the smoke clears from Donald Trump’s election, there is a lot for political observers to process, much of which is overlapping and difficult to separate out into coherent thoughts or articles.  Though Trump’s victory was always the less likely outcome, it was far from unforeseeable, at least for those taking an…

Brexit Sentiment and Donald Trump

October 30, 2016 Since June, many have drawn the connection between Brexit and the Donald Trump campaign.  Without going into the intricacies of this connection, suffice it to say that many of the same emotions, motivations, and underlying sentiments that led the United Kingdom out of the European Union have also led to the success…

Sean Hannity Sucks

October 24, 2016 Sean Hannity sucks.  I wanted a more eloquent, less juvenile opening line for this piece, but sometimes there is something to be said for bluntness.  For those who haven’t heard, Hannity recently took to twitter to defend WikiLeaks, including using the hashtag #freejulianassange, then responded with an embarrassing, childish twitter rant when…

Personality vs. Partisanship in Indiana

October 22, 2016 As voting habits grow increasingly partisan, it is fair to wonder how much people actually matter in the political process.  Does the campaign or the name on the ballot matter, or does it all boil down to fundamentals and the letter by the name?  With Hillary Clinton looking to be on the…

Where was the GOP?

October 9, 2016 As more and more Republicans express their outrage toward Donald Trump and seemingly concede the election to Clinton, it seems to me it is the Republican establishment that this anger ought to be directed toward.  I find it almost difficult to be angry with Trump, any more than I’d be mad at…

What is Ted Cruz thinking?

September 24, 2016 After indignantly refusing to endorse Donald Trump for going after his wife and father during a mutually brutal primary, Cruz has now reversed course and endorsed Donald Trump.  For an ambitious politician like Cruz, this latest move is a little baffling.  The supporters he still had, those who were holding out behind…