18 Spectacularly Wrong Predictions Made Around the Time of the First Earth Day In 1970. Expect More This Year.

Today (Sunday, April 22) is Earth Day 2018 and time for my annual Earth Day post….. In the May 2000 issue of Reason Magazine, award-winning science correspondent Ronald Bailey wrote an excellent article titled “Earth Day, Then and Now” to provide some historical perspective on the 30th anniversary of Earth Day. In that article, Bailey … Continue reading 18 Spectacularly Wrong Predictions Made Around the Time of the First Earth Day In 1970. Expect More This Year.

Only Congress Has the Power to Declare War. Just Ask James Madison

Tim Kaine, the 2016 Democratic vice presidential nominee, said about President Trump’s airstrikes on Syria. “The last thing Congress should be doing is giving this president a blank check to wage war against anyone, anywhere." Of course, Kaine’s protests are hypocritical. Undeclared presidential wars are a bi-partisan problem. Despite three years of heaving fighting, and … Continue reading Only Congress Has the Power to Declare War. Just Ask James Madison

If you’re counting on the economy to save the GOP in 2018, you need to read this

A year into the Trump presidency, and Republicans are in serious trouble. Other than a tax cut, Trump has accomplished nothing on his agenda.  Even worse, Republicans in Virginia suffered the worst losses in that state's political history, with voters saying they did it to send a message to Trump. But Republicans have been clinging … Continue reading If you’re counting on the economy to save the GOP in 2018, you need to read this

How do Trump’s current numbers compare with past three midterms? It’s bad.

We're just 11 months away from the 2018 midterms. That's an eternity in politics, and a lot can change, but as it stands right now, Republicans are on track for a very, very bad night. Compare Trump's current approval ratings with those of Bush in 2006 and Obama in 2010 and 2014, as well as … Continue reading How do Trump’s current numbers compare with past three midterms? It’s bad.

Republicans love Trump? Fake News!

The idea Republicans love Trump like they've never loved anyone before isn't just North Korean-level personality cult propaganda, it has absolutely no basis in fact or data. First, his numbers among Republicans right now are statistically identical to George W. Bush's the last time the GOP were going into a mid-term election. Republicans would lose … Continue reading Republicans love Trump? Fake News!