Kris Kobach: why Democrats hope the GOP won’t stop his run for US Senate

Tolerance for Kansass former secretary of state is waning, with Republican politicians saying the party has become too rightwing It was only nine months ago that Kansas Democrats were bidding good riddance to Kris Kobach as Donald Trumps closest political ally in the conservative midwestern state went down in flames. But now Kobach, who briefly spearheaded Trumps commission on the illusion of voter fraud after using his stint as Kansas secretary of state to target immigrants and then losing a disastrous campaign that cost Republicans the governors office is back and narrowly unseated the sitting governor in the Republican primary but then lost in the general election amid distaste among moderate voters for some of his positions, including calls for …

Why are we still pretending ‘trickle-down’ economics work? | Morris Pearl

Art Laffer, godfather of supply-side economic theory, is going to be awarded a presidential medal. He doesnt deserve it Next Wednesday, Donald Trump will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to the arch-conservative economist Art Laffer. Sadly, Laffers career has been heavy on punditry, light in academic rigor, and absolutely destructive for the average American and the long-term health and sustainability of our economy. A Worlds Worst Economist. Hes been called a key part of the hang like a dead possum around his neck for the rest of his days. So why exactly is Trump awarding such a man with the nations highest civilian honor? Maybe its because he recently wrote a book, Trumponomics, praising the presidents economic agenda. Most …