Category Archives: Politics

Merkel Retains Power, Far Right Moves To Bundestag

Just when you thought eMac – Emmual Macron –  had stamped out right-wing populism in Europe, here come the Germans.   The country’s two leading political parties,  the Christian Democrats (CDU/CSU – “The Union) and the Social Democrats (SPD),  who are … Continue reading

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China’s Communist Party Structure

We noticed today  someone tweeted an old post from our blog from way back when.  It has an excellent graphic of the structure of China’s Communist Party and its leaders that were selected after the last Party Congress in 2012. … Continue reading

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Analysis Of Presidential Job Approval Ratings

We’ve analyzed the Presidential Job Approval Ratings from Gallup since Truman to Trump.  It compliments our August 27 post,  Presidential Job Approval: Truman to Trump. Political Junkies And Financial Types Since the dollar index is highly correlated to President Trump’s … Continue reading

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Cohn Dropping In Prediction Markets As New Fed Chair

If tax reform looks stalled, and we should find out in the next few weeks, is there any reason for Gary Cohn to stick around if he concludes he won’t be appointed Fed Chair?  We wonder. Odds he will replace … Continue reading

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General Kelly Is Pissed Off

We cited a Washington Post piece in our post yesterday morning citing the growing friction between the President and his Chief of Staff,  General John Kelly,  now dubbed the Church Lady by the White House staff.   The President was quick … Continue reading

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President’s Rebuttal Tweet On Gen. Kelly Conflict

General John Kelly is doing a great job as Chief of Staff. I could not be happier or more impressed – and this Administration continues to.. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 1, 2017

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Get Shorty If The “Church Lady” Bolts La Casa Blanca

A stunning piece in the Washington Post posted last night about a potential conflict between President Trump and his Chief of Staff,  General John Kelly,  now dubbed the “Church Lady” by the White House staff. Political risk in Washington has diminished with … Continue reading

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QOTD: The Maverick

Americans recoiled from the repugnant spectacle of white supremacists marching in Charlottesville to promote their un-American “blood and soil” ideology. There is nothing in their hate-driven racism that can match the strength of a nation conceived in liberty and comprising … Continue reading

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Presidential Job Approval: Truman To Trump

  Source:   Gallup

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Transports And North Korea On The Radar

On August 1st we warned in our post, Watch This Space – Industrials v Transports, to monitor the Dow Industrials-Transports divergence: Not as relevant as it used to be,  but something to keep on your radar.  Transports approaching 200-day moving average … Continue reading

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