1. Daniel R. Joseph: Trump on Taiwan
2. Dr. Gerard Lameiro: Understanding Trump’s Tweets and Calls
3. James Hirsen: Trump’s Hollywood Pick for Treasury Secretary
4. Wayne Allyn Root: How About Lieberman for SoS?
5. Michael Stumo: What Happens if We Ditch NAFTA?
Trump on Taiwan
Donald Trump poked China with a stick this week by speaking on the phone with the President of Taiwan, something that hasn’t happened since 1979 when the U.S. formally recognized the Communist government to be the official government of China. The Chinese were predictably outraged at Trump and pundits across the U.S. suggested that Trump either didn’t know what he was doing, was showing his reckless side, or both. What is the “One China” policy? Is a phone call really a big deal? Did Trump take the call by accident? [more...]
Understanding Trump’s Tweets and Calls
Trump’s tweets and other actions seem to be a constant source of controversy, especially among the uber left. Trump just doesn’t seem to do things the way the “old establishment” expects them to be done. From the uber left’s warped perspective, Trump’s tweets break protocol more often than seasoned athletes break a sweat. Are Trump’s tweets actually brilliant negotiations ploys? Are they attempts to frustrate Trump’s adversaries? Are they actually attempts to move America away from the uber left’s stifling of freedom of speech with political correctness? [more...]
Trump’s Hollywood Pick for Treasury Secretary
By James Hirsen
A high-profile member of the Hollywood community has been named to a pivotal position in the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump. It was recently announced that Trump has chosen movie production finance expert Steve Mnuchin to be his treasury secretary. Prior to coming to Tinseltown, Mnuchin had a 17-year stint at Goldman Sachs, where he was a partner and eventually became chief information officer for the firm. While in Hollywood, he earned additional credentials as a significant behind-the-scenes player in the movie business and an industry leader who headed up business entities that completed numerous financing deals with big-name studios 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros. Mnuchin’s record in Hollywood is a winning one. He has played the role of producer and executive producer with numerous box-office successes to his name. [more...]
How About Lieberman for SoS?
Here’s a new name to consider for Secretary of State: former Independent Senator and Democrat VP nominee Joe Lieberman. Trump needs to expand the GOP tent for 2020. He needs to show he is the president of all Americans, not just Republicans. Lieberman is one Democrat (and the only one) I can live with. Also, Trump needs to expand the GOP tent with Jewish voters. Lieberman is extremely qualified. He served 24 years in the Senate, taking a leading role in foreign affairs and national security. He loves America and, of course, our number-one ally, Israel. So, Lieberman hits the ground running, knowledgeable and experienced on the issues on day one. [more...]
What Happens if We Ditch NAFTA?
President-elect Trump promises to renegotiate NAFTA and withdraw if he does not get what he wants. What would actually happen if we withdrew from NAFTA? Certainly, the old guard globalists would freak out. America must lead, not isolate itself from the world. We must trade, because 95% of U.S. consumers are outside the U.S. I asked a trade law attorney what the result of NAFTA withdrawal would be. In a nutshell, he said tariff levels for Canada would remain at zero because of the U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement that preceded NAFTA. As to Mexico, tariff levels would be governed by our WTO commitments. [more...]