First: Even though she is endorsed by Ross Douthat, Angela Nagle seems to me to be a remarkably silly person. She “hoped or expected… Trump” would “adopt… national economic revival policies”. And now she is surprised that the hated “Libs” are... 1/
... enacting such policies, have “gone much further with them”, and “these are good policies”. In spite of huge amounts of evidence, she has not yet been able to open her eyes and realize that Donald Trump is a grifter who does not care about anything other than staying... 2/
... out of jail and owning the media cycle. Expecting him to lead a national economic revival was really stupid. Did I hint that it is surprising that someone endorsed by Ross Douthat is remarkably silly? My bad. That start should be: “Since she is endorsed by Ross Douthat... 3/ is no surprise that Angela Nagle seems to me to be a remarkably silly person”: Angela Nagle: How The Libs Owned Us All: ‘Their policy proposals have included major national infrastructure spending, including expanding the train system, a capital gains tax increase... 4/
... and a withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. Whether they fulfill these promises is another question, I know. I have to be honest though. These are good policies. Sorry. This does leave the remaining Trump inspired populist right in a new and somewhat awkward position.
... While they have spent the last four years talking about abandoning Reaganomics and becoming critics of the free market, the libs have already adopted national economic revival policies you might have hoped or expected from Trump himself and have gone much further with... 6/
...them… LINK: <…>

Very Briefly Noted... 7/
Josiah Ober: Democracy and Knowledge <…>
Google: Chevauchée <…>
Soulver: Soulver 3 for Mac <…>
Wikipedia: Warren Hastings: ‘Maharaja Nandakumar… <…> 8/
Google: Peine Forte et Dure <…>

James H. Stock & Mark W. Watson: Phillips Curve Inflation Forecasts: ‘Inflation is hard to forecast… <…>

Wikipedia: Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission: ‘Bill Thomas (vice chairman) – jointly... 9/
...chosen as vice chair by Boehner and McConnell…. Keith Hennessey (McConnell)…. Douglas Holtz-Eakin (McConnell)…. Peter J. Wallison (Boehner)… <…>

William Best: ‘Lord Coke had no authority for what he states, but I am afraid we should get rid of... 10/
...a great deal of what is considered law in Westminster hall, if what Lord Coke says without authority is not law… <…> 11/END

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