When The Daily Beast reached out to the Census Bureau for comment, Michael C. Cook, division chief in the Bureau’s Public Information Office, directed this publication to comments that Thompson made during an April 2017 meeting of the National Advisory Council. Thompson claimed the Census Bureau “does not determine the questions [included] on the American Community Survey.” … [Read more...] about Inside the Battle to Get LGBTQ Americans Counted in the Census
Line of actual control
Trump’s lack of leadership reflects an agenda that takes its cues from an idealized President Reagan. From the start of his presidency, Reagan trumpeted a rejection of using government to help the country, to act as a partner in solving its problems. In his first inaugural address in 1981, Reagan declared, “Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” In his second term, during a news conference in August 1986, he phrased the issue in even starker terms: “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.” … [Read more...] about Op-Ed: Are Trump’s coronavirus failures Ronald Reagan’s fault?
The official premise of Horowitz’s book is that Trump is an unstoppable mastermind outwitting his foes. And yet he cannot help but to descend into self-pity and grievance. The Trump in Blitz is the Trump who (increasingly) appears in the president’s own Twitter feed — put upon and conspired against by a nexus of enemies in the media and the Deep State. The confident title seems to be a balm for disheartened Republicans. But Horowitz himself wouldn’t bet a nickel on Trump winning in November. … [Read more...] about David Horowitz’s Book Predicting a Trump Victory Was Not Well-Timed