Dick Morris from Creators Syndicate https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Thu, 02 Jul 2020 14:39:54 -0700 https://www.creators.com/ http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Dick Morris from Creators Syndicate https://cdn.creators.com/features/dick-morris-thumb.jpg https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris e0e4c36b515b3042969e483f670c7d0e Impeachment: John Brennan and Obama's Intel Ops Strike Again! for 09/28/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/09/19/impeachment-john-brennan-and-obamas-intel-ops-strike-again Sat, 28 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>It turns out, as Rush Limbaugh noted in today's broadcast, that the "whistleblower" is a CIA person detailed to the White House. Likely a holdover from Obama, he is John Brennan's man.</p> <p>When Obama left office, he left in place a mechanism designed to lead to Trump's impeachment: the revelations of the intel community about Russian collusion with the incoming president.<p>Updated: Sat Sep 28, 2019</p> 83e6cef2372ebf7eedad978cff9a7338 Here's How Impeachment Will Unfold for 09/27/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/09/19/heres-how-impeachment-will-unfold Fri, 27 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The impeachment drama, begun suddenly by the whistleblower complaint, will probably play out this way:</p> <p>House Democrats, driven by their bloodthirsty base, will vote to impeach. All but their dedicated partisans will see them as overreaching and ignoring the agenda they were elected to legislate. Party discipline will assure a unanimous Democratic vote to impeach, but few &#8212; if any &#8212; Republicans will join them. Impeachment will be seen as a partisan ploy rather than the outcome of a real investigation.<p>Updated: Fri Sep 27, 2019</p> bf90848679309a7820800b65d6e5bba5 Mandatory Medicare Will Doom the Democrats for 09/20/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/09/19/mandatory-medicare-will-doom-the-democrats Fri, 20 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Medicare is the new third rail of American politics, but the Democrats running for president don't get it.</p> <p>The most significant outcome of the third Democratic debate had nothing to do with the competing candidates. It concerned the central Democratic proposal of the campaign: mandatory Medicare coverage for all.<p>Updated: Fri Sep 20, 2019</p> 4689dff2dd2e777292cf22e1061099fa Free Market Wokeness for 09/13/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/09/19/free-market-wokeness-0334f Fri, 13 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Writing recently in The Wall Street Journal, Iain Murray of the Competitive Enterprise Institute declared that free-marketeers have taken social conservatives for granted. "The free-market coalition is in urgent need of repair. If enough conservatives join progressives in seeing free trade as a threat to their values, America could end up with protectionist policies for the foreseeable future," he noted.</p> <p>I share his embrace of the free market. But I am sympathetic to right-leaning concerns about corporate America. While I think free market supporters should not cheer on "creative destruction" when local businesses collapse due to free trade, I think they do have a case to sell social conservatives on the <i>benefits</i> of free market creative destruction.<p>Updated: Fri Sep 13, 2019</p> b1f23e450d6adfd4ee4d35ef6f5afa1c China Is Losing Trade War for 09/06/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/09/19/china-is-losing-trade-war Fri, 06 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>In the international game of chicken between the United States and China, the economic evidence is piling up that Washington is the big winner... and that President Donald Trump is, too, for staying the course.</p> <p>In this battle of attrition, each side piles tariffs on the other in the hope that the damage they inflict on their adversary is less than they suffer themselves. <p>Updated: Fri Sep 06, 2019</p> d8ff0739c39c4afa5c6d14183eab0ee5 Trump's Right: Baltimore Is a Mess for 08/01/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/08/19/trumps-right-baltimore-is-a-mess Thu, 01 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Peer behind any of the urban Democratic congressmen or women who so zealously attack President Donald Trump and you will find districts and communities destroyed by the fruits of their congressmen's ideology. These cities have indeed become junkyards due to the policies their congressmen helped conceive.</p> <p>Their streets are strewn with the homeless who spurn nearby clean, available shelters and alternative housing, preferring to live on the streets. Cops cannot remove them because the liberal policies their congressmen advocate won't allow it.<p>Updated: Thu Aug 01, 2019</p> f840b7a71e9dfeada8f4b9013c7cc6f5 The Resurrection of Robert Mueller for 07/26/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/07/19/the-resurrection-of-robert-mueller Fri, 26 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Long after Robert Mueller's investigation has been dead and buried, the charges of collusion entombed with it, the Democrats are attempting to bring their own version of Lazarus back from the dead. Their purpose is to put words in Mueller's mouth to say that, while there was no crime, Donald Trump nevertheless tried to cover one up.</p> <p><span class="column--highlighted-text">The accusation of collusion between Trump and Putin to cover up Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election will stand, disproven and discredited, as a mark against the Democrats as surely as the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq remains a massive blight on the record of President George W. Bush.</span><p>Updated: Fri Jul 26, 2019</p> 927fdc714f844ee352c0f8ad690752a8 Harris Most Likely Beneficiary of Biden's Fall for 07/04/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/07/19/harris-most-likely-beneficiary-of-bidens-fall Thu, 04 Jul 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The most recent Quinnipiac poll (post-debate) shows that California Sen. Kamala Harris is the best positioned to move up by picking up the support now going to Joe Biden.</p> <p>A big part of Harris' advantage comes from the fact that, while there's a decided leftist skew to Bernie Sanders' and Elizabeth Warren's vote &#8212; and a moderate/conservative skew to Biden's &#8212; <span class="column--highlighted-text">Harris draws equally from the left and the right.</span><p>Updated: Thu Jul 04, 2019</p> 5e463e49cbc04075e8982feba9a6db04 Brett Kavanaugh Shows His Class for 06/27/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/06/19/brett-kavanaugh-shows-his-class Thu, 27 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh just wrote the majority opinion in a landmark civil rights case, banning the use of discretionary (peremptory) challenges to keep blacks off juries. This holding is precedent-shattering. Previously, prosecutors and defense attorneys have had limitless discretion in using their peremptory challenges &#8212; until now.</p> <p>The defendant in the case was Curtis Flowers, who has spent 22 years on death row.<p>Updated: Thu Jun 27, 2019</p> ae48c389777ba29b1ccf70aed7f39c1a Sarah Wins the Prize for 06/20/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/06/19/sarah-wins-the-prize Thu, 20 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Sarah Huckabee Sanders has won the all-time prize for surviving, prospering and flourishing in Washington as a member of the Trump administration. Her tenure has been a miracle, and her ability to succeed is unparalleled.</p> <p>Consider what she has accomplished: She successfully promoted and defended the president to the media even though he was the most hated incumbent chief executive &#8212;- by the media &#8212; in all of American history.<p>Updated: Thu Jun 20, 2019</p> 6d19db0eeb9b4c43e936de753a2ab2ce Hillary Accepted Dirt From Ukraine to Beat Trump for 06/18/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/06/19/hillary-accepted-dirt-from-ukraine-to-beat-trump Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Give me a break from all the Democratic congressional posturing over President Donald Trump's hypothetical answer to George Stephanopoulos' query about what he would do if a foreign power offered to give him derogatory information about his opponent in a U.S. political campaign. Some particularly crazy Democrats are using the president's answer &#8212; that he would look at it and might, or might not, notify the FBI &#8212; to build a case for impeachment.</p> <p>But Hillary Clinton did exactly what Trump speculated that he might do when her campaign got a heads-up from Ukraine about what turned out to be corrupt payments from their former president Viktor Yanukovych's administration. In March of 2019, Ukraine's top prosecutor told Hill TV that "he has opened an investigation into whether her country's law enforcement apparatus intentionally leaked financial records during the 2016 US presidential election about then-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort in an effort to swing the election in favor of Hillary Clinton."</p> <p>The investigation was prompted by the release of a tape quoting a top Ukrainian law enforcement official as saying that he leaked the Manafort records to help Clinton win.<p>Updated: Tue Jun 18, 2019</p> f0fd80e0be715e4687261b388e702e88 Biden Wounded, Perhaps Mortally for 06/13/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/06/19/biden-wounded-perhaps-mortally Thu, 13 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Last week, I said that Joe Biden had committed suicide with his restated support for the Hyde Amendment that bans Medicaid coverage for abortion. Apparently, Biden agreed, for the next day, he recanted and swore fealty to the liberal agenda by flip-flopping to oppose Hyde.</p> <p>While he did avert political death by his switch, he inflicted a serious wound on his candidacy from which it may not recover.<p>Updated: Thu Jun 13, 2019</p> 34d61a4c35fa1da91b9cd793c75b41ee Liberals Will Self-Destruct Over Immigration for 06/06/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/06/19/liberals-will-self-destruct-over-immigration Thu, 06 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>It is one of the constants of American history that progressive liberal presidents and their administrations are initially elected to pursue their reformist domestic agenda, only to be led astray by foreign involvements and wars. Now, is the same pattern repeating itself in the willingness of the left to stake its public popularity on the immigration issue? Is the same liberal humanitarian impulse that attracted voters in the first place and helped them win the House now squandering itself over the refugee and immigration issues?</p> <p>The history of this trend is palpable.<p>Updated: Thu Jun 06, 2019</p> 6966815c8f947037ed67c6b3f41cbcd3 Dem Candidates Trail in Home States for 05/23/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/05/19/dem-candidates-trail-in-home-states Thu, 23 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Kamala Harris, Beto O'Rourke and Elizabeth Warren better watch out ... They are headed for a fall!</p> <p>Current polling shows each one losing his or her home state to Biden and Sanders in the upcoming Democratic primary. Nothing derails a candidate like a loss at home. <span class="column--highlighted-text">When the voters who, presumably, know a candidate the best vote against him, the rest of the country cannot help but notice.</span> <p>Updated: Thu May 23, 2019</p> 9f81892a9347c9b411fe665abee48c64 What Does Biden's Surge Mean? for 05/16/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/05/19/what-does-bidens-surge-mean Thu, 16 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>When Joe Biden announced his bid for the presidency, he started in first place, about 7 to 10 points ahead of Bernie Sanders. But since his declaration of candidacy, he has soared to a lead of more than 20 points in many polls.</p> <p>Some commentators have jumped to the conclusion that the Democratic primary voters are reacting against the leftist trend of the other contenders for the party's nomination. But we should not discount the advantage familiarity brings to the former vice president's candidacy.<p>Updated: Thu May 16, 2019</p> 883239c6f1ece9dcd8f3d2778f1b8e20 Vintage Trump! Squeezing China for 05/09/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/05/19/vintage-trump-squeezing-china Thu, 09 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>President Donald Trump must have read his own book, "The Art of the Deal." He is skillfully applying its lessons in the closing months of his trade negotiation with China.</p> <p>Just as the talks enter what Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin calls the "final laps," Trump ups the pressure to be sure there is no talk of giving away potential concessions by renegotiation.<p>Updated: Thu May 09, 2019</p> e3d5bc0890c2dc745a336d976fac5701 Biden Is Making Himself Into a Big Target for 05/02/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/05/19/biden-is-making-himself-into-a-big-target Thu, 02 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>In today's toxic political environment, if they can see you, they will kill you. The feeding frenzy that engulfs front-runners is much like a nuclear reactor. The chain reaction it catalyzes gets more and more intense until it explodes in a bomb blast and destroys the front-runner. To win, a candidate must advance in stealth, avoiding the searing intensity to which any front-runner is exposed.</p> <p>Now it's coming to be Biden's turn in the spotlight. Following his announcement of candidacy, he has surged in the CNN poll by 11 points (up to 39%) and in the Morning Consult survey by 6 points (up to 36%) &#8212; both double digits ahead of Sanders.<p>Updated: Thu May 02, 2019</p> 537792fb61be61d891a3e53f48d5bf04 Trump Takes the Gloves Off Against Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua for 04/23/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/04/19/trump-takes-the-gloves-off-against-cuba-venezuela-and-nicaragua Tue, 23 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>National security adviser John Bolton announced yesterday strong measures against the three dictatorships that are exporting terror, starvation and socialism in our hemisphere. The new axis of evil begins in Havana and spreads out to Caracas and Managua.</p> <p>Among the measures Bolton announced:<p>Updated: Tue Apr 23, 2019</p> 44197a2e9aa5aa4c189f405159c3b1e3 Finally! At Last! Protection Against EMP! for 04/09/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/04/19/finally-at-last-protection-against-emp Tue, 09 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>For years now, we have been warned that rogue states &#8212; particularly North Korea &#8212; could turn our country into a living hell by exploding a nuclear bomb in the atmosphere over America. The electro magnetic pulse (EMP) from such a blast would fry our electrical circuits and transistors and put much of our grid out of operation. A Caracas-style blackout would descend on our nation and last, potentially, for weeks or even months.</p> <p>Hospitals would not be able to function. Food could not be delivered to urban areas. The water supply would be disrupted. Mass death and starvation would ensue.<p>Updated: Tue Apr 09, 2019</p> 4e9d8ddbca4200088db3e721309a4583 Electoral College in Jeopardy for 04/01/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/04/19/electoral-college-in-jeopardy Mon, 01 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Democrats, impelled by losing the elections of 2000 and 2016 despite winning the popular vote, are seeking to eliminate the Electoral College. But they are not going about it the normal way (amending the Constitution).</p> <p>Instead, they are seeking to circumvent the Electoral College via what they call the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. Under the plan, states will vote to instruct their electors to back the winner of the national popular vote regardless of who carried their particular state. The compact would take effect when and if states that cast a majority of the Electoral College &#8212; 270 votes &#8212; ratify the compact. With these states marching in lockstep, the Electoral College would become irrelevant.<p>Updated: Mon Apr 01, 2019</p>