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So You Really Want to Defeat the Iranian Regime?

by D.J. McGuire “A strange game, the only winning move is not to play” – Joshua, War Games Less than a week after Qasem Soleimani was killed in an...

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A Tactical Success Does Not a Strategy Make

by D.J. McGuire “So he was murdered. I have no problem with that; the man was a pig. But it was a decision we should have all made together.”...

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We Were Warned: What the 2015 Trade Debate Said About the GOP

by D.J. McGuire There has been a lot of ink spilled and bytes burned over the decay of the Republican ecosystem (including by yours truly), but every now and...

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The MPU Impeachment Journal

This column is a compilation of separate thoughts on impeachment and the state of American politics. As I predicted on the podcast, the two limited and obtuse articles of impeachment...

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Impeachment Turmoil on Ukraine Cannot Distract Us From Putin’s Game There

by D.J. McGuire “You may not be interested in strategy, but strategy is interested in you.” – Leon Trotsky One of the apparent consequences of the impeachment inquiry into...

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On the Latest Federal Budget Data

by D.J. McGuire The Treasury Department released the latest data on the budget for Fiscal Year 2019. Most of the focus was on the deficit figure, which rose to...

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Ben Cline Betrays Conservatives and Beclowns Himself in Joining SCIF Stunt

by D.J. McGuire There was a time when conservatives in general – and Republicans in particular – took national security seriously. We can argue about when that era ended;...

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Making Medicare For All Palatable For All

by Kevin Kelton The good news is that Elizabeth Warren has pledged to explain in detail how she would pay for her Medicare For All plan. The bad news...

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Donald Trump Is a Coward

by D.J. McGuire Over the past year, it has become clear that the Stalinist regime in northern Korea has no intention of slowing – let alone reversing – its...

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The Goldilocks Democrats

by Kevin Kelton I just watched a segment on Morning Joe in which the hosts were saying that the Democratic Party insiders they know are nervous because as much as...

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Donald Trump Should Be Removed From Office

by D.J. McGuire The opinion expressed in the title of this post is almost certainly a minority position among the Bearing Drift editors and contributors. It is still my...

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Will Ukraine Shift the Never-Trump Ground on Impeachment?

by D.J. McGuire House Democrats deciding whether or not to support impeaching President Trump have faced numerous pressures in either direction – usually, folks to their left all but...

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There They Go Again: Fed Cuts Rates When It Shouldn’t Have

by D.J. McGuire Well, they didn’t listen to me – or at least most of them didn’t. Beset by admittedly strong recession concerns but unable to acknowledge loose monetary...

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Did the New York Times Just Tilt the Election Scales to the Democrats?

by D.J. McGuire In an attempt to review a book on Justice Brett Kavanaugh by two of its reporters, The New York Times put up an excerpt that caused quite...

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