That was no way to run a railroad, nor the government of “the greatest country on earth,” either. The leaders of both Republicans and Democrats were getting a harsh and angry earful from the country, with the noise getting louder every hour. Push had come to shove, and both won.
Democrats are highly selective in their condemnation of the “1 percenters.” They’re all for 1 percenters like New Jersey’s new governor, Phil Murphy. He vows to steer the state sharply to the left.
Waiting for someone to die, whether to claim an expected inheritance, outlast a rival for the affections of a wife or mistress, or to vacate the White House, requires stamina and patience. From the day Donald Trump shocked the world and appalled the elites, the Democrats and their media allies have been searching for a deux ex machina, a miracle to get him out of the way of decent folk.
The announcement on Wednesday that Apple Inc. will bring $350 billion in cash parked overseas — that’s billion with a B — home to the United States, to invest here and create as many as 20,000 new jobs, is likely to be the economic story of the year.
Chelsea Manning, who used to think she was Bradley Manning, and who was once a private first class in the U.S. Army before he became a traitor, now thinks he can be a U.S. senator from Maryland. Maryland may not be quite that deep shade of blue, but it’s a brave new era in the Democratic Party, where feverish Democrats think Donald Trump is insane and Bradley Manning is a woman because he says he is.