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.

Oprah Would Be Trump’s Dream Opponent

 

Despite liberals’ hyperventilation at the Golden Globe awards, Oprah would be Trump’s dream opponent. Although liberals comprise almost 100% of Hollywood, they were just a quarter of 2016 presidential voters. Drafting one to lead their ticket would just exacerbate Democrats’ leftward lean problem, while blunting their primary attack points against an incumbent president who will […]

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America’s Politically Incorrect Christmas Present to Itself

 

Ah, Christmas, when America gets to unwrap its beloved, politically incorrect present. When more and more things qualify as guilty pleasures, and involve more and more guilt, Jean Shepherd’s A Christmas Story does neither. Therein lie this movie’s unabashed beauty and our desire to welcome it back more heartily every year. Only liberals could not […]

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Left’s New Debt Concern Is the Same Old Trap

 

Recently liberals defined fiscal chutzpah by arguing high federal debt precluded tax cuts. This amazing new debt concern conveniently overlooks Barack Obama’s culpability in the calamity they now belatedly bemoan. It also implicitly sets a fiscal trap where liberals keep increasing spending and debt and conservatives can never cut taxes. The Obama administration’s former Council […]

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The Democrats’ In-Law Who Won’t Leave

 

Hillary Clinton is the Democrats’ in-law who won’t leave and can’t take a hint. Clinton’s book and tour is the equivalent of Aunt Hillary taking her shoes off and putting her feet up in her party’s living room. She is making herself quite comfortable and Democrat leaders understandably uncomfortable. Worst of all, the longer she […]

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The Power of Principle vs. the Principle of Power

 

The power of the right is principle, and the principle of the left is power. Understand this and you will understand the basis of modern politics. It also explains why the struggle between the right and left is universal and unending, with neither able to gain long-term advantage. In these tumultuous times of constant controversies, […]

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American Populism Has Left the Left Behind

 

Ironically, the acting-up of Occupy Wall Street led to Donald Trump’s presidency. At a moment ripe for populist anger, the left, aided by mainstream media, turned it instead into an elitist temper tantrum. As a result, Middle Americans saw how little they resembled the left and went decisively in the opposite direction. The left has […]

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China’s Coming Crisis Will Not Be Capitalism’s

 

Conservatives should prepare for China being the next big economic crisis. While they cannot stop it, they can prepare for the left’s predictable response. Liberals seek to use every economic crisis to tarnish capitalism and increase government control of the private sector. Because of China’s claimed duality of communism and capitalism, liberals will be particularly […]

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Political Footballs and Pitfalls: How’s Trump Really Doing?

 

Despite being the early first quarter, many are calling Team Trump’s game over already. Of course, many booing loudest hope Trump loses and wishes their team were in there. From both sides of the stadium, what these far from unbiased observers miss are the many facets of the game and long time remaining in it. […]

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America’s Education System and the Lesson of Competition

 

Capitalism’s two centuries have proved competition is its essential element. No place in America’s 21st century demonstrates this like its educational system. On the positive side stands America’s world-leading college system; on the other stands America’s world-lagging public school system. The big difference between them is competition. Capitalism requires several things to operate well. Private […]

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The Left’s Job Only Got Harder

 

The left faces a far tougher task confronting President Trump than it did with candidate Trump. Following Trump’s address to Congress on February 28, that appears to be the case. This poses a big problem for its scorched-earth opposition strategy. One month, one week, and one day after taking office, Donald Trump delivered his first “Joint […]

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