It is a fact as scientifically valid as any in the social sciences: anyone so hungry for power that he or she will say or do almost anything to get power is not fit to have power. Here’s Jeff Jacoby . A slice:
To be clear, I don’t hate Hillary Clinton. I don’t hate Donald Trump. But I do find them both to be indecent and unworthy, graspers of low character whose rise to political eminence is a terrible reflection on the Republican and Democratic parties. Neither deserves a vote for president. They certainly won’t get mine.
Nick Gillespie thinks that neither Clinton nor Trump knows the facts . (Me thinks Nick is correct.)
James Pethokoukis reminds us that Ronald Reagan was far more cosmopolitan and (classically) liberal – including, of course, on both trade and immigration – than are the GOP’s currently ascendant pooh-bahs .
Speaking of James Pethokoukis , I thank him for pointing out this excellent essay on trade by the great trade economist Douglas Irwin .
Someone who is intolerant, cocksure, and uncritical of statist nostrums (including its potted version of history) is Elizabeth Warren. My former student Ninos Malek has more .