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Jim Miller on Politics

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Pseudo-Random Thoughts


Justin Trudeau Gets Physical:  With a female member of the Canadian parliament.

Well, he "identifies as a feminist", so the Canadian Prime Minister might have elbowed a male MP, in just the same way.

(Canadians haven't lost their sense of humor.)
- 4:18 PM, 23 May 2016   [link]


More On Trump's Temporary Polling Advantage:  Four days ago, I argued that Donald Trump had a temporary advantage over Hillary Clinton because he no longer had an active opponent.

Now Philip Bump is making the same argument.
As it stands, registered voters prefer Trump by a narrow two-point margin.

But that figure is probably a bit misleading.  No one is actively running against Trump. Clinton is still being challenged by Bernie Sanders, whose vocal base of young voters continues to hope that he’ll defy the odds between now and the convention.  Republicans who were leaning against Trump while he was still battling for the nomination have, largely, fallen in line.  Democrats who don’t want to vote for Clinton haven’t.
But more extensively, and with an annotated graph from 2008, to illustrate the point.

(Nonetheless, it is still true that Trump has been gaining on Clinton among British bettors, during this last week.)
- 3:49 PM, 23 May 2016   [link]


Scylla Or Charybdis, Medusa Or The Erymanthian Boar, Evita Or Hugo, Hillary Or Donald:  There are no good choices in those pairs, are there?

But I have been thinking about what those who are dissatisfied with that last pair should do, in the rest of this year, and afterward.  And I hope to say something useful on those subjects, soon.

(I put up that list of pairs so you can tell which is which; for instance, in the second pair, it should be obvious that Donald Trump is the boar.   (For Charybdis I am using the traditional "whirlpool" definition.)

Perhaps I haven't been following popular culture closely enough, but I don't know whether Clinton is Kang pr Kodos, whether Trump is the Alien or the Predator, or which one is the pack of wolverines.)
- 1:28 PM, 23 May 2016   [link]


"What If Clinton Gets Indicted?"  Karl Rove asks that question, and provides tentative answers.

Here's how he begins his speculative column:
Despite losing the Oregon primary while barely eking out a win in Kentucky, Hillary Clinton emerged with 51 of Tuesday’s delegates to Bernie Sanders’s 55.  To reach the 2,383 needed for the nomination, Mrs. Clinton now needs only 92 of either the 890 still-to-be-elected delegates or the 148 still-unpledged superdelegates.   This is because she is already supported by 524 superdelegates—the Democratic Party’s unelected overclass—to Mr. Sanders’s 40.

Still, she must be concerned about losing the FBI primary.  If the bureau recommends that the Justice Department indict Mrs. Clinton or close aides like Cheryl Mills, Huma Abedin or Jake Sullivan for acting with gross negligence—disregard of known or easily anticipated risks—in sending classified information over a private email server, the campaign could be completely scrambled.
(You can use the usual Google search trick to read the rest of the article at the Journal.)

His speculations seem reasonable to me, though, as I've said, I think the FBI will delay any decision until after the election.

(This wouldn't affect the election, but it occurs to me that — if Clinton loses the general election — the FBI might decide that would be a good time to recommend an indictment.  That would dump the problem in Loretta Lynch's lap, in time for President Obama to offer Clinton a pardon, if he wanted to.)
- 10:46 AM, 23 May 2016   [link]


Steven Hayward's Weekly Collection of pictures.

Some are quite good; one has a serious factual error.  Here's a correction:
In 1973, the Justice Department sued the Trump Management Corporation for alleged racial discrimination, which Trump's company disputed.  The corporation was charged with quoting different rental terms and conditions to blacks and making false "no vacancy" statements to blacks for apartments they managed in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island.[474]  In response, Trump sued the government for $100 million, asserting that the charges were irresponsible and baseless.[475]  The ensuing countersuit was thrown out of court.[47]  The corporation settled out of court in 1975 and did not admit guilt, but promised not to discriminate against minorities.  In addition, the corporation was required to send a bi-weekly list of vacancies to the New York Urban League, a civil rights group and give them priority for certain locations.[476]  In 1978, the Justice Department sued Trump Management in Brooklyn for not satisfying the requirements of the 1975 settlement following allegations of discriminatory housing practices; Trump denied the charges and there is no indication that the Justice Department's suit was successful.[47][477]
There is other, more recent evidence on that question,  If you are curious, look for articles on Trump's long-time butler, Anthony Senecal.

(Were Trump and his father guilty of racial discrimination?  Almost certainly, I would say, given the evidence, and the strong financial incentives they would have had to discriminate.

Incidentally, Trump's father had had other run-ins with the law.)
- 8:56 AM, 23 May 2016   [link]


You Don't See Typos in cartoon captions very often.
- 8:10 AM, 23 May 2016   [link]


Turns Out We Do Know Something about some of Donald Trump's federal income tax returns.
The last time information from Donald Trump’s income-tax returns was made public, the bottom line was striking:  He had paid the federal government $0 in income taxes.

The disclosure, in a 1981 report by New Jersey gambling regulators, revealed that the wealthy Manhattan investor had for at least two years in the late 1970s taken advantage of a tax-code provision popular with developers that allowed him to report negative income.
The rest of the article is interesting, but I should warn you that you may get dizzy trying to follow Trump's twists and turns on this subject.

(I've read that big real estate developers can often exploit special provisions in the tax code to avoid taxes — and that's all I know about the subject.)
- 3:51 PM, 22 May 2016   [link]


Google Isn't The Only Tech Firm Behaving Badly:  So is Twitter.
Silicon Valley’s hostility to U.S. intelligence and law enforcement reached a new low last week when Twitter rejected the Central Intelligence Agency as a customer for data based on its tweets—while continuing to serve an entity controlled by Vladimir Putin.
Presumably the two decisions were made independently, but they sure look bad, when juxtaposed.

The CIA had been working with a Twitter subsidiary, Datminr, for two years, with, as far as I know, no problems.
- 2:42 PM, 22 May 2016   [link]


Google's Latest Pin-Up Girl Wouldn't Be My First Choice:  Okay, she's more a poster girl than a pin-up girl, but she still wouldn't be my first choice.
On Thursday Google unveiled an astonishingly controversial choice of Google doodle, the whimsical temporary alteration the homepage logo that hundreds of millions of people load each day.  Go to Google’s homepage and you’ll see the funky horn-rimmed spectacles of Yuri Kochiyama, a Japanese-American activist who befriended Malcolm X and was iconically photographed cradling her dying friend after he was shot on February 21, 1965.

Then she joined the black separatist group known as the New Republic of Africa, advocated for the blood-soaked Peruvian Marxist terrorist movement known as Shining Path, defended multiple convicted cop-killers, and praised Osama bin Laden as “one of the people I admire… I thank Islam for bin Laden.”
(I assume she's no longer featured on their home page.)

There are times when I think that Google's political philosophy can be summed up as follows:  The company is opposed to "truth, justice, and the American way".   That's probably too strong, but it isn't a bad summary of Ms. Kochiyama's philosophy.

Oh, and Google isn't the only one who thinks she deserves praise; so does the Obama White House (among others).
- 1:50 PM, 22 May 2016   [link]


Where Do Opera Singers Get Their Love Of Opera?   Some from Bugs Bunny cartoons.
Many of the people involved in the Washington National Opera’s production of Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle say their first exposure to opera came from the same source—Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd cartoons.
- 8:10 AM, 22 May 2016   [link]


"Deja Vu, All Over Again"  Last week was odd, because I kept getting confirmations, or at least support, for arguments I had made, earlier.

On 9 May, I said Donald "40 percent" Trump was acting as if he had a mandate; a day later Trump was using the word.

On 18 March, I said that giving ISIS prisoners to our Iraqi allies would pose security and human rights problems; on 11 May, the New York Times published an article noting those human rights problems (but missing the security problems).  (If only there was a safe place to put these prisoners of war.)

On 20 April, I agreed that it was unlikely that Hillary Clinton would be indicted before the election; on 11 May, FBI Director James Comey said the inquiry "won't be rushed".

And it hasn't stopped happening.  On 6 May I said that Donald Trump would have a hard time fund raising for the general election; today, the Times reports that top donors are shifting their money to House and Senate races.

(If I thought there was any causality in this pattern, I'd be making more optimistic predictions.)
- 2:43 PM, 21 May 2016   [link]


Google Searches Often Fail:  But you would think they would have gotten this one right.

(I checked so you don't have to; Google is currently displaying the wrong flag — surrounded by a number of correct images.  Bing had twelve correct images in its image search.)
- 10:26 AM, 21 May 2016   [link]


Golfers Will Like this cartoon.  (Non-golfers may need an explanation.)

(Don't know how long the link will work, since I am linking to the site, not the individual cartoon.)
- 10:00 AM, 21 May 2016   [link]


Strong Hillary Supporters May Not Like this New Yorker daily cartoon — but most of the rest of us will.
- 11:59 AM, 20 May 2016   [link]


Another Victory For John Boehner:  The Wall Street Journal noticed, though not many others did.
John Boehner isn’t popular with conservatives these days, but the former House Speaker deserves an apology from those who derided his lawsuit challenging President Obama’s usurpation of legislative power.  Mr. Boehner went ahead despite skeptics from the left and right, and on Thursday the House won a landmark victory on behalf of Congress’s power of the purse.

Federal Judge Rosemary Collyer handed down summary judgment for the House, ruling that the executive branch had unlawfully spent money on ObamaCare without congressional assent.  Judge Collyer noted that Congress had expressly not appropriated money to reimburse health insurers under Section 1402 of the Affordable Care Act.  The Administration spent money on those reimbursements anyway.
That Boehner and the House won is not surprising, since the constitutional principle is so clear — but I am still a little surprised that the Obama administration violated the Constitution, so directly, and so openly.

By now, however, the administration has lost so many court cases, some 9-0, that perhaps I should no longer be surprised,

(Here's a post describing the decision, the central constitutional issue: standing, and the coming appeal.)
- 11:35 AM, 20 May 2016   [link]


Funny, unless you happen to live in New York City.

And probably funny to most who live there, though they may not want to share the joke with everyone they know.
- 9:27 AM, 20 May 2016   [link]


Matt Ridley Has The Most Interesting Argument For Brexit That I've Seen:  Britain should leave the European Union in order to preserve its edge in science.
Britain – for its size – is probably the world’s leading scientific country. We have less than 1% of the world’s population, but 15% of the most highly cited scientific papers, and more Nobel prize winners than any other European country.  We are world leaders in biotechnology and digital technology and our greatest potential collaborators and potential rivals in both fields are in Asia and America, not Europe.

So it is vital that we remain open to the world, not stuck in little Europe.  A regional customs union protected by tariff walls and run from a central bureaucracy is a 1950s idea – an analogue project in a digital era, as Michael Gove puts it.
(Israelis would probably disagree with his first claim.)

His argument seems plausible to me, on general grounds; having two bureaucracies regulate science is likely to be much worse than having just one.  And he is right to call attention to the risk-averse Greens that do so much to hold back scientific progress in Europe.

In fact, it seems likely that his argument could be extended to engineering, and invention, generally.
- 5:41 PM, 19 May 2016   [link]


This Is A Difficult Time For Presidential Polling:  We have one candidate, Trump, who has no active opponents and us trying, sort of, to unite his party.  And we have another candidate, Clinton, who still has a very active opponent, and is not ready even to begin uniting her party.

So that gives Trump a temporary advantage, but how large is very hard to say.  For now, I'll continue to pay more attention to the betting markets than the polls, and they haven't moved much since the new polls have come out.

As I write, Trump is up 3.0 percent in the last week, but Clinton is down only 1.4 percent.

(Natalie Jackson had some sensible remarks about another set of polls that had some people freaking out.

Here's the Democratic scorecard for those who are wondering just how close Clinton is to clinching.  The betting markets) are giving Sanders a 2.8 percent chance of winning the nomination.  That's way too high, in my opinion, unless, of course, there is an indictment.)
- 3:21 PM, 19 May 2016   [link]


Worth Reading:  Jason Riley's column, describing how he was "disinvited" from a campus talk.
‘Progressives rule higher education,” write political scientists Jon Shields and Joshua Dunn Sr. in “Passing on the Right,” a new book on the dearth of conservative professors.  “Their rule is not absolute.   But conservatives are scarcer in academia than in just about any other major profession.”

Profs. Shields and Dunn aren’t exaggerating.  In the humanities and social sciences, they note, surveys show that the percentage of self-described Marxist professors is around 18%, or nearly double that of self-described Republicans.
This is awkward, but needs to be said:  In my opinion, Marxist beliefs are evidence of incompetence, not proof, but definitely evidence.  If you haven't noticed that Marx's central prediction, that workers would get poorer and poorer until the revolution, was falsified more than a century ago, you just haven't been paying attention.

In some fields, Victorian literature for instance, Marxist beliefs wouldn't be a fatal flaw, but in others, economics for instance, they would be.

(Here's the book he mentioned, and here's Riley's own recent book, which will show you why he gets invited — and now disinvited — to campuses.)..
- 10:56 AM, 19 May 2016   [link]


What Are British Leftists Saying About The Chaos In Venezuela?  Almost nothing.

After giving the regime their strong support in the 2013 presidential election, and before then.

For the most part, American leftists have also remained silent, with one small exception: Comrade Bernie Sanders.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has said nice things about Sanders.
“He is an emerging candidate with a renovating and revolutionary message,” Maduro told a crowd congregated in Caracas to commemorate the “Anti-Imperialism Day” — a holiday created last year to mark March 9 as the day President Obama declared Venezuela a national security threat.
But Sanders hasn't returned the favor, calling Maduro's predecessor, Hugo Chávez, a "dead communist dictator".

Despite that recent statement, I have the feeling that a man who honeymooned in the old Soviet Union might not be entirely hostile to the Venezuelan regime.

(Technically speaking, Sanders was right on one of three; Chávez is dead, but was not formally a communist, nor a dictator.)
- 10:26 AM, 19 May 2016   [link]


What Do You Get When You Combine Corruption, Incompetence, And Socialism?  Venezuela.

Here's a brief survey of the country's current food problems.
In his craving for power, the late Hugo Chávez pledged to redistribute Venezuela’s wealth to the poor masses.  The god-father of “21st-century socialism” seems to have been unaware that the resources he promised to shower on his people had to first be produced.

Fifteen years into the Bolivarian revolution, Venezuela is facing dire food shortages.  A crisis may still be averted—but only with a sharp reversal of the policies that have destroyed the country’s productive capacity.  A nation either has to produce what it consumes or must import it.  What it imports is paid for with foreign exchange from exports or debt.
Although Mary Anastasia O'Grady is right about the those policies, we should not ignore the effects of corruption and incompetence.

Hugo Chávez's followers have been stealing billions for years, and now that the price of oil is down, find much less to steal.  I suspect many of them are reacting to the current crisis by stealing even more, and sending it abroad, in case the regime collapses, as it may.

It is not entirely clear to me why Chávez and his successor,, Nicolas Maduro, have tolerated so much corruption.  Perhaps it is as simple as this:  They, or people very close to them, were stealing, too.  Or perhaps they thought they were stealing from the rich, as they were, in a few cases.

Similarly, it is not entirely clear to me why they tolerated so much incompetence.   In the old Soviet Union, there were often debates over whether positions should be filled by "Reds" or experts, by loyal party members or people who actually knew how to do the jobs.  Chávez and Maduro appear to have chosen "Reds" every time.

And so, we now have a country that is running out of food, has run out of medical supplies, and has spectacularly high levels of crime.

A country, let me remind you, that, by some measures, has the largest oil reserves in the world.  And many other resources, including much potentially productive farm land.
- 8:21 AM, 19 May 2016   [link]


Handling Hecklers The Taft Way:  Almost every politician will sometimes face hecklers, or even violent protesters.  Some politicians, if they are quick and clever with words, may invite the protesters to speak, and then refute them.  Others leave the protesters to security, and a few even encourage their supporters to attack the protesters

. One of the best responses, ever, came from William Howard Taft.
A heckler once tossed a cabbage at William Howard Taft during a political speech.  He paused, peered at the vegetable, and then placidly said, "Ladies and gentlemen, I see that one of my opponents has lost his head."
Taft 1, protester 0.

(Source, p. 10.)
- 6:46 AM, 19 May 2016   [link]


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