Part II of II — How did we get here? Presidents Trump and Biden — Good Grief!!

Past is prelude to the chaos of the Trump years and the driving into the ditch by, as Joe Biden declared to one and all, the “adults are back in charge and the competence is breathtaking.” That statement followed the 2020 defeat of Donald Trump, bringing four years of tweets, petulance, bravado and misstatements to.. read more →

Part I of II How did we get here? Prelude to an American Dream/Nightmare

The PolicySmith has observed over the decades a certain element of US society pursuing the goal of the rest of the world embracing “how right and good we are.” How the US purity of purpose should be self-evident and if only they understood us the rest of the world, including Rogue States would embrace us.. read more →

Carbon Tax Follies

The PolicySmith has long admired the conservative commentariat that frequents the pages of the Wall Street Journal, National Review and the late Weekly Standard. New conservative voices, among them Candace Owens and Charlie Kirk, assure conservative perspectives will be given voice long into the future. Surgical skewering of the Left by Rich Lowry, Jonah Goldberg,.. read more →

A Pandemic of Hustlers…

After a year and a half of silence, the PolicySmith welcomes you. If you’ve visited previously, welcome back. If this is your first time, thanks for your interest. In previous posts we’ve examined issues ranging from government overreach, to the role of energy in our society and even the joys of ice cream and the.. read more →

Energy and the Administration: Wins – Yes, Style Points – Nope

How does the PolicySmith address, and civilly discuss, the Trump Administration and its substantial advancement of energy production and advocacy?  Hmmm.  There are the never-Trumpers who stop reading right here, the Trumpsters who can’t get enough of the in-your-face Presidential style – and – those struggling to square problematic behavior with the very real accomplishments.. read more →

China — The Trillion Dollar Question: How long can they have it both ways?

Answer: Not as long as it appears. First, a confession. The PolicySmith was nearing completion of this essay that was to lay out the case for the erosion and eventual implosion of the China model. Recent developments there indicate a compelling case could and should be made that China is experiencing grave difficulties. The imminent.. read more →

Collision of the Minds

A Visit Across the Pond Brings Some Pointed and Surprising Insights — We’re back at the keyboard having returned from two weeks abroad. While away, Mr. and Mrs. PolicySmith caught up to our Swedish relatives, laid over in Iceland and checked to see if there was anything still rotting in Denmark.  We came away with.. read more →

28 Aug 2017
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