The first round of Ukrainegate impeachment proceedings drew an audience of 13.1 million viewers in the United States. While not an insignificant figure, it’s important to note that this is down 32 percent from the 19 million viewers that tuned in for James Comey’s testimony during the nascent stage of the Russiagate proceedings.   It seems more likely than not that this difference in viewership is partially due to an American public that is getting tired of the immutable disdain the left has for President Trump and anything he touches. The left regards Trump as evil incarnate. There is no doubt Impeachment would result in an immense amount of compensatory satisfaction in the minds of those who were severely let down in 2016.   However, even if impeached by


  On November 6, Americans will head to the polls to elect all 435 members of Congress and a third of their senators, as they do every two years. This year, however, the coming elections have been subject to especially heavy speculation and infighting because of the heavily polarized nature of American politics since the election of Donald Trump in 2016. To put it simply, Trump has divided the American electorate in two nearly equal halves that are barely on speaking terms any more. On one side are the democrats that unexpectedly lost the 2016 elections under Hillary Clinton, which they had been told by all pollsters, they would easily win. This has led to all kinds of recriminations and efforts to explain the sudden loss with assorted conspiracy theories


  Today, Saturday, April 29, 2017, is Donald Trump’s 100th day in office and following tradition since the presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1932-1945), Americans seek to understand what their new president has accomplished and what he has not judged against his campaign promises. Against that often flexible standard, Trump has failed to deliver on his number one promise – to repeal and replace Obamacare, his predecessor’s proudest legislative achievement, but has accomplished his second most important campaign promise – to nominate and have confirmed by the Senate a conservative judge to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). Moreover, as we neared the end of this period, there are unmistakable signs that the republican majority in Congress is close to reaching an agreement on  replacing Obamacare with GOP


  While Trump is now president of the United States, there are still many within and without the United States that fervently believe that he acquired this office by illegitimate means. They include the unprecedented number of fifty democratic members of Congress, who boycotted his inauguration and countless others. There is nothing that could be done to convince the unhinged Hillary partisans that there is zero evidence of effective interference in the elections on behalf of Trump. But it is understandable that even open-minded people who do not understand the American electoral system may be confused, given the unrelenting mainstream media propaganda to the effect that there was not the slightest chance for Trump to win. Indeed, on the day of the elections, purported ‘reputable’ media sources, such as the


Donald Trump is now the president of the United States and it is already clear that this is the beginning of a new era in American and international politics. It is, as political scientists like to say, a paradigm change. Untangling where exactly the paradigm change lies may not seem possible only a couple of days after Trump assumed power, but the new president is nothing if not clear as to what he would like to do. Whether he would be able to do it is another question that would have to wait for an answer, but his intentions are clear. The most memorable line in his short inaugural address puts his main disagreement with the way things as follows: “For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital


  Two weeks after the American presidential elections of November 8, the meaning of Donald Trump’s surprising victory is coming into ever sharper focus. While Trump’s unexpected victory is undoubtedly historic and promises to usher a new era in American politics, it may be worthwhile to begin analyzing its meaning by looking into other actors that were dramatically, perhaps, irreversibly affected by the outcome of the public’s choice on Nov. 8.   Obama’s legacy and the democrat wipeout   To begin with, this has to do with the legacy of President Barack Obama as a two-term president. It will be recalled that he came to power in 2009 with the bold promise to “fundamentally change America“ in line with his leftist, pseudo-socialist predilections. It is fair to say that he


With just a few hours passed since the US election results were officially announced, it is certainly premature to pontificate on likely policy changes in Washington. Nonetheless, Trump’s victory and that of the GOP in Congress were so massive and unexpected that at least some speculation on their meaning is warranted.   The first thing to note is that this election will almost certainly prove to be a transformative one, that is an election that ends one era in American politics and ushers in another. To that extent, it is similar to the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980, though Trump hardly resembles Reagan as a politician. It is also a dramatic repudiation of the policies of the Left that dominated not only Hillary’s agenda, but those of Barak Obama


  It is now one week before American voters head to the polls to elect their next president and the one thing that is clear is that both candidates are despised by 60% of the public according to numerous surveys. The choice on November 8, as the Wall Street Journal put it aptly, is between “a crook and a clown.” That two badly flawed candidates would make it to the finish line in the oldest democracy is proof that something has gone wrong in the American electoral system. It is to be hoped that the country’s political elites will realize this and reform it. If not, America is in for tough times. In the meantime, the elections will take place as scheduled and one of the two less than stellar


  Vladimir Putin and Russia are trying to influence the American election, according to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. “And believe me, they’re not doing it to get me elected,” the former First Lady said in the October 9 presidential debate. “They’re doing it to try to influence the election for Donald Trump.”   The Democratic candidate also said: “We have never in the history of our country been in a situation where an adversary, a foreign power, is working so hard to influence the outcome of the election.” America’s old-line establishment media has been slow to run a fact check on that proclamation but a few realities have emerged during the campaign.   “Foreign governments have regularly sought to shape our politics,” wrote Paul Musgrave, professor of government

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  With the first debate in the American presidential contest scheduled for next Monday, this is a good a time to take stock of what has already happened in this race and what could be expected in the next in the next six weeks. In short, as the race stands now, it is still Hillary Clinton’s race to lose, but it is far from a foregone conclusion as it looked in the middle of last August. Indeed, a Trump victory is no longer considered impossible and would not be a huge surprise if it did happen. To understand this dramatic turnaround a number of key developments that have taken place in the meantime must be considered.   As of the time of this writing (Sept. 24, 2016) Clinton leads Trump