Friday, December 6, 2019

MixedTimes - James P. Pinkerton

Pinkerton: The Message of Labor Day Is Workers Need to Stick Together Now More Than Ever

Pinkerton: The Message of Labor Day Is Workers Need to Stick Together Now More Than Ever

Like any holiday, Labor Day has always been a political football. Politicians and parties have fought over its meaning—past, present, and future.And these days, as technology and globalism are transforming work, it’s all the more important to grasp the importance of labor and the continuing need to protect its place in society.

Pinkerton: Why Buying Greenland Is One of Donald Trump’s Best Ideas

Pinkerton: Why Buying Greenland Is One of Donald Trump’s Best Ideas

Last week, the Wall Street Journal had a scoop of sorts; the headline read, “President Trump Eyes a New Real-Estate Purchase: Greenland: In conversations with aides, the president has — with varying degrees of seriousness — floated the idea of the U.S.

Pinkerton: The American System for a More Perfect Union

Pinkerton: The American System for a More Perfect Union

The aspirational nature of the entire American Experiment is made plain in the words in the Constitution's Preamble: "a more perfect union." We’re always striving to make a more perfect union, which is why it is important to understand the the economic theory that did the most to expand prosperity and greatness.

Pinkerton: Nine Days that Shook the World--And What Comes Next

Pinkerton: Nine Days that Shook the World--And What Comes Next

A century ago, in 1919, the left-wing American journalist John Reed published Ten Days That Shook the World. Reed’s topic was the Bolshevik revolution in Russia, which overthrew the czars and established the Soviet state.

Pinkerton: Making American Healthcare Great Again, Part Two

Pinkerton: Making American Healthcare Great Again, Part Two

If the healthcare issue is due for a revival, as President Donald Trump is indicating, then it’s worth recalling, and seeking to learn from, some of the pitfalls that befell the big and ambitious healthcare plan of his predecessor, Barack Obama.

Pinkerton: Making American Healthcare Great Again

Pinkerton: Making American Healthcare Great Again

Democrats hammered the GOP on healthcare in 2018, and without a doubt, they look forward to running on healthcare, again, in 2020. And from their point of view, why shouldn’t they?

Pinkerton: AOC vs. RWR

Pinkerton: AOC vs. RWR

If Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, or anyone, attacks Ronald Wilson Reagan, it is fitting and proper for loyal Reaganites, including this one, to rise to the Gipper’s defense.

Pinkerton: Howard Schultz Re-Ups 'Never Trump'

Pinkerton: Howard Schultz Re-Ups 'Never Trump'

Howard Schultz is due for some Strange New Respect. That’s the jokey term applied to someone who bends the Main Stream Media’s way—and that’s exactly what Schultz is now doing.

Pinkerton: Why the People’s Republic of China Fears Religion 

Pinkerton: Why the People’s Republic of China Fears Religion 

The human soul is the one place that can’t be spied on.The government of the People’s Republic of China fears religion because it doesn’t know what its people might be praying about or otherwise thinking about.

Pinkerton: The Pat Caddell I Knew

Pinkerton: The Pat Caddell I Knew

Pat Caddell, who died on February 16, was to me one of the nicest—and most interesting—people I have ever met in politics.

Pinkerton: The ‘Hard Pivot’ from Health Care to Tax Reform and a Stronger Trump Agenda

Pinkerton: The ‘Hard Pivot’ from Health Care to Tax Reform and a Stronger Trump Agenda

With the failure of the healthcare repeal-and-replace effort behind them and mindful of that survive-so-as-to-fight-again-and-win ethos, GOP leaders on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue have been making what’s been described by one insider as “a hard pivot to tax reform” and other Trump agenda items with a better chance of #winning.

Homeland Security in the Age of Truck Attacks: The Once and Future Fortress 

Homeland Security in the Age of Truck Attacks: The Once and Future Fortress 

The recent headline in Breitbart was clear enough—and scary: “The Automobile Is Becoming The Weapon Of Choice For Islamist Killers.” That is, running people over. We all saw it in Nice, France, on July 14, as nearly one hundred people died and hundreds more were injured.

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