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J.T. Young
J.T. Young served in the Department of Treasury and the Office of Management and Budget from 2001 to 2004 and as a Congressional staff member from 1987 to 2000.
by | Sep 2, 2019

As the Democratic field shrinks, the threat from an independent run rises. Historical and current reasons show why a current Democrat contender could become an Independent pretender in November 2020. It is particularly acute from the left, where rapid expansion…

by | Aug 25, 2019

Recent breathless headlines of impending recession exposed the “experts” more than the economy. In attempting to see over the economic horizon, they appeared more to be seeking to see past this administration. The economy remains sound, even as attempts to…

by | Aug 17, 2019

Democrats clearly need Biden, but equally clearly: They do not want him. Intent to the point of hell-bent, Democrats are looking to run to the left and away from the moderates they will need to win. This threatens to make…

by | Aug 6, 2019

Here’s some advice for incoming college students: If you want to be really radical, be a conservative. New students entering college immediately encounter this paradox: If the Left prevails, how can embracing it be rebellion? Common sense tells us it…

by | Jul 23, 2019

Including a citizenship question in the census is undoubtedly constitutional. That should have settled the issue, but having lost on legality the left opted for expediency. Even the Left’s argument that Trump’s attempted inclusion was politically motivated, however, is weaker…

by | Jul 9, 2019

There is more than a coincidental connection between Hong Kong’s protests and America’s independence movement. On July 1, 1997, Hong Kong was forced from British control, while over two centuries earlier, America forcibly left British control. The two separations are…

by | Jul 1, 2019

President Trump is pursuing a Jeffersonian strategy in his use of economic reprisals. Few would readily link the cerebral Jefferson with the visceral Trump, but their shared use of economic leverage to achieve foreign policy ends is a particularly relevant…

by | Jun 14, 2019

America’s bull is loose in the China shop. President Trump has set in place a confrontation with China over that nation’s trade infractions. The shop’s elite patrons are in paroxysms, while Main Street presses their nose to the glass to…

by | May 31, 2019

Democrats beware: Trump is closer to 2020 victory than you think. Imperceptible to most, except avid poll-watchers, the President is laying the foundation for re-election. History already favors him; however, it increasingly appears that the majority of Americans who will…

by | May 8, 2019

Last Friday, polling showed Trump is deceptively stronger, and Democrats weaker, than currently perceived. Beneath the surface, Trump is ahead of his 2016 finish with key groups, and ahead of where Obama was in 2011. A year and a half…

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