Trump Derangement Syndrome And The NATO Fetish Of The Progressive Left

We’ve got NATO on our mind today because we learned this morning that the mere suggestion this obsolete relic of the Cold War should be abandoned tends to trigger an absolutely virulent outburst of Trump Derangement Syndrome in the mainstream media.

As it happened we were appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to promote our new book called, PEAK TRUMP: The Undrainable Swamp And The Fantasy Of MAGA.


Today's Contrarian Reads

Hey, Mr. President! Stop Tearing Up Those Property Deeds

To get that land, the government would have to resort to eminent domain: a power that allows the state to seize property from unwilling owners. The result would be one of the largest federal condemnations in modern U.S. history. In Texas alone, there are some 4,900 parcels of privately owned land within 500 feet of […]

Inside The Red Ponzi: Why The Golden Era Of Shanghai Is Over

We saw a big change last year. Several years ago, there were a lot of laborers building the train networks who would buy everything they needed from our shop, but Shanghai does not need this kind of labor any more. People are leaving the city,” said Wu, 44, who moved to Shanghai with her husband […]

Curiouser and Curiouser—Chief Nurse Of British Army First To Arrive A Novichoked Skripal Scene

On March 4 2018 the British/Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found incapacitated on a bench in Salisbury. The British government asserts that they were affected by a chemical poison of the so called Novichok group. The case led to a diplomatic conflict as Britain accused Russia of an attempt to […]

Existing Home Sales Plunge Below 5.0 Million—Lowest In Three Years

U.S. home sales tumbled to their lowest level in three years in December and house price increases slowed sharply, suggesting a further loss of momentum in the housing market. The National Association of Realtors said on Tuesday existing home sales declined 6.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.99 million units last month. […]

There’s Been Yet Another #FedFake

As a result of the steepening market sell-off, the Fed, Trump administration, and other central banks panicked. They knew what that signal meant – make no mistake about that. If action wasn’t taken, the market would have experienced a waterfall-style decline. On Christmas Eve, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin called the Working Group on Financial Markets […]

Korean Export Canary Plunges Into The Drink—Down 14.6% In January To Date

South Korean exports, a data set often held up as a bellwether for the health of the global economy, fell off a cliff in January, pointing to a troubling slowdown in global trade.Exports from the east Asian nation dropped 14.6% in the first 20 days of 2019 versus the same period last year, according to […]

Red Ponzi Update: Beijing Juggling Half-Dozen Flaming Hand Grenades While Walking On A High Wire

got up early to see the Super Blood Wolf Moon this morning. It hung in the western sky, a baleful dark pink ball in the sky – caused by the earth eclipsing the moon. Reading the headlines about Chinese growth this morning – annual growth at 6.6% is the slowest since 1990 – I can’t […]

On The Casino’s Post X-Mas Bounce—Two Charts Which Show There’s No There, There

The almost unprecedented surge in stocks off the Mnuchin Massacre lows that bracketed Xmas Day has reinvigorated investors, commission-takers, and asset-gatherers worldwide in some Pavlovian belief that all is well in the world once again and it’s just a matter of time before wealth is back at record highs and retirement walks along sandy beaches […]

The Pentagon’s Next Self-Licking Ice Cream Cone—-Space-Based Missile Defense Layer

The report also proves that missile defense is a self-licking ice cream cone. It uses the new Russian systems, build as reaction to new U.S. missile defense systems, to justify more U.S. missile defense:     

Tesla Hits The Skids: High Prices, Higher Costs, Slowing Demand, No Profits, Vanishing Cash

Tesla stock plunged nearly 13% today on news that the company will lay off about 3,000 employees or 7% of its total staff as speculation mounts that demand for its Model 3 sedan is falling.