Month: February 2018

  • What Do Democrats Fear from Russia?

    On Februray 15, the New York Times wrote an editorial called, “Mr. Trump is Blind to Russia’s Threat.” https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/14/opinion/trump-officials-warning-russia.html I thought that here I would find what the Democrats fear from Russia.  What is Russia’s threat.  I was not frightened by the editorial.  It seems the  main threat is Russian meddling in our elections, although […]

  • What Russia Did on Social Media Was Not Illegal

    What the Russians did on social media during the 2016 election was not illegal.  It may have been mean-spirited or morally dishonest, but it did not violate the law.  It’s not illegal to create bots on social media, and it’s not illegal to spread fake news, unless it violates an old, somewhat irrelevant law, such […]

  • Debt Service and Mick Mulveney

    People are talking about the huge deficit Trump’s new budget will create and what that will do to the overall deficit.  The stock market tanked recently when there were fears that inflation was returning and the Fed would raise interest rates higher and more quickly.  So far, nobody is talking about what happens when these […]