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 Tue, 22 Jan 2019 18:35:13 -0800 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 9afb266c2bbab612a938f0bac5ec05c9 Big Increase in Traffic Deaths Due to Pot Legalization for 01/15/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/01/19/big-increase-in-traffic-deaths-due-to-pot-legalization Tue, 15 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>The recent legalization of recreational pot has led to tragic consequences on the highways.</p> <p>Studies in Colorado and Washington state, the first two states to legalize marijuana for recreational use, have found huge increases in motor vehicle deaths since pot was approved.<p>Updated: Tue Jan 15, 2019</p> d3527d510feb7924fcbcd3c733545ed7 The UK Must Get Tough on Brexit for 01/12/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/01/19/the-uk-must-get-tough-on-brexit Sat, 12 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>The voters of the United Kingdom have decided that their nation must leave the European Union and it is up to the government to make it happen.</p> <p>Enough of Theresa May seeking to find a "middle way" &#8212; a euphemism for watering down the withdrawal and keeping the U.K. tied to the EU, effectively reversing the will of the people.<p>Updated: Sat Jan 12, 2019</p> c546e97a44753e14e00ba895fe6d38ea Iran Sanctions Are Working for 01/08/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/01/19/iran-sanctions-are-working Tue, 08 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>The stricter sanctions imposed on Iran on Nov. 4, 2018 are showing signs of inflicting real pain on Iran. Coupled with those sanctions reimposed on Aug. 4, 2018, Iran's daily exports of oil have dropped from 2.4 million barrels per day in April 2018 to only 1.1 million in November. And its non-oil exports are down from $4.3 billion in October to $1.9 billion in December.</p> <p>The huge cuts in exports are hitting government revenues hard. About half of Iran's budget is funded by oil and natural gas revenues.<p>Updated: Tue Jan 08, 2019</p> 0972ca96f993fa4aff9d13cc0a0b317f Prediction: Romney Will Challenge Trump for 01/03/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/01/19/prediction-romney-will-challenge-trump Thu, 03 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>The newly elected senator from Utah, Mitt Romney, wasted no time. Even before he was officially sworn into office, he blasted President Donald Trump in a Washington Post op-ed, writing that the Republican president's actions of the past two years &#8212; particularly, of the last month &#8212; have not "risen to the mantle of the office."</p> <p>If Trump has not risen to the mantle, Romney has certainly risen to the bait and is going to run against Trump for the GOP nomination for president in 2020.<p>Updated: Thu Jan 03, 2019</p> bf230b89d246aaa3486a2d6c7b39c5fd Bill Designed to Solve Crime Problem Is Really No Solution at All for 12/18/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/12/18/bill-designed-to-solve-crime-problem-is-really-no-solution-at-all Tue, 18 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Legislation nearing passage in the Senate will reverse decades of progress in reducing crime.</p> <p>Originally designed by Republicans to improve conditions in prisons, the bill has been hijacked by Democrats to slash sentences and release dangerous criminals.<p>Updated: Tue Dec 18, 2018</p> f2cb74be67758564230d470e8b584cad A Government Shutdown Would Hurt Democrats, Help President Trump for 12/13/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/12/18/a-government-shutdown-would-hurt-democrats-help-president-trump Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>President Donald Trump has brilliantly maneuvered the Democrats so a government shutdown on his terms would hurt his opponents and vastly help him.</p> <p>First, he has seen to it that Congress funds two-thirds of the government, including all the important services. Even in the event of a shutdown, 400,000 essential employees will have to report to work, on the promise of getting paid when funding resumes. Only 350,000 less-important workers will have to be furloughed without pay &#8212; a very partial shutdown.<p>Updated: Thu Dec 13, 2018</p> 483e6a2fd60ba8ed77bde2f3262b5288 Criminal Chinese Company Had Strong Links to Clintons for 12/11/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/12/18/criminal-chinese-company-had-strong-links-to-clintons Tue, 11 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>When Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies, was arrested in Canada on Dec. 1 through an extradition warrant from the U.S., American media described in detail how the company had apparently conspired to evade U.S. sanctions on Iran. Huawei has long been involved in helping terrorist states and seemingly seeking to thwart U.S. sanctions. Meng is the daughter of Huawei's founder, Ren Zhengfei.</p> <p>As details of Huawei's complicity with Iran emerge, it is time to look back on the Clinton family and its close relationship with Huawei. When their connection was first exposed more than a decade ago, it just seemed like another shady Clinton deal. <span class="column--highlighted-text">But now, it becomes clear that Huawei has been central to the Iranian efforts to evade first U.N. and then U.S. sanctions. The Clintons were apparently conspiring with the enemy.</span><p>Updated: Tue Dec 11, 2018</p> 4ded7357e174d3da2cdd95ca4047153f George HW Bush Shows That What Used to Be Normal Is Now Extraordinary for 12/07/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/12/18/george-hw-bush-shows-that-what-used-to-be-normal-is-now-extraordinary Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>A new phrase entered the English language over the past few years: "the new normal." It is designed to describe a deteriorating political, economic or social condition that is likely to become routine in the future. It tells us to shed our optimism and not look back on better times past, but to adjust to the bad situation as the "new normal" and trim our expectations accordingly.</p> <p>It is the antidote to hope.<p>Updated: Fri Dec 07, 2018</p> 09f9c89a6bcf268f98a24820c47c85aa How Dems Stole 7 House Seats in California for 12/06/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/12/18/how-dems-stole-7-house-seats-in-california Thu, 06 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>On election night, the Republican Party lost 26 seats in the House, a serious erosion but not a catastrophic one.</p> <p>But two weeks later, seven races that had been called for Republicans switched and the Democrats were certified to have won. All seven were in California, and no seats moved the other way (from blue to red).<p>Updated: Thu Dec 06, 2018</p> aa896478c00fac4050d39a232ed136d9 Here's What Michael Cohen Did NOT Say for 12/03/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/12/18/heres-what-michael-cohen-did-not-say Mon, 03 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>All of Washington is fulminating and overflowing with adverbs to describe Michael Cohen's guilty plea to charges of lying to Congress. But let's keep in mind what Cohen did and did not say.</p> <p>After 70 hours of grilling by Mueller's prosecutors &#8212; holding over his head a potentially lengthy sentence on his unrelated crimes in the taxi business and on his tax returns &#8212; what Cohen left out may be more important than what he said.<p>Updated: Mon Dec 03, 2018</p> b60c917ab78caab1bbd28c83ba0b62cc It's Time for Trump to Act on Ukraine for 11/28/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/11/18/its-time-for-trump-to-act-on-ukraine Wed, 28 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>The blatant Russian aggression against Ukraine in the Kerch Strait off the coast of Crimea is an out-and-out act of aggression and demands a vigorous response from the United States.</p> <p>Vladamir Putin's goal is clear: take over Ukraine and restore it to the Moscow orbit. His strategy is to cut the salami slice by slice until it's all his. His takeover of Crimea was his first step. The invasion of Ukraine by Russian ethnic "rebels" backed by the Red Army was the second. And this naval challenge to Ukraine is the third.<p>Updated: Wed Nov 28, 2018</p> 15a91c562dfb42cd71c07d66a4969f4e What the GOP Did Wrong in 2018 for 11/15/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/11/18/what-the-gop-did-wrong-in-2018 Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>The Republicans lost control of the House largely because they had the wrong campaign strategy. Democrats like to think that President Donald Trump's unpopularity was a key cause of their victory in retaking the House, but the true fault lies in the GOP's approach to the elections.</p> <p>The party entered the races on the defensive, proudly citing Trump's incredible achievements in turning the economy around. In the early going, the GOP recited the growth statistics proudly and asked for re-election based on voter appreciation. But then, wiser heads realized that gratitude does not motivate voters, and Trump decided to double down on the policies that animated his base &#8212; immigration, tax cuts and crime.<p>Updated: Thu Nov 15, 2018</p> 18f3b0483288d74d741679594a545cc1 40 Percent of Election Polls Were Wrong for 11/09/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/11/18/40-percent-of-election-polls-were-wrong Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>The polling in the 2018 election was terrible. In the hotly contested Senate and governor races that played out across the country, 4 out of 10 polls were wrong (i.e., predicted the wrong winner).</p> <p>And 60 percent of the polls got the final numbers wrong by 3 points or more (even if they picked the right winner).<p>Updated: Fri Nov 09, 2018</p> afe430f27d778306efcf1842d20e6f5c Hillary Destroys Bill's Legacy for 11/05/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/11/18/hillary-destroys-bills-legacy Mon, 05 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Hillary Clinton has been toxic for Bill Clinton's legacy.</p> <p>Since he left the White House, his history has been one of sharply declining favorability ratings whenever she runs. Those ratings recover afterward. Then they decline when she runs again. And in 2017-18, the #MeToo movement has caused his ratings to drop even further.<p>Updated: Mon Nov 05, 2018</p> c6f73f1d5a197e9544927a5b92cea3b0 All Economic Signs Positive Going Into Cliffhanger Election for 11/02/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/11/18/all-economic-signs-positive-going-into-cliffhanger-election Fri, 02 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The 2018 midterms are balanced on a razor's edge. Nobody can feel any level of confidence about predicting the outcome. <span class="column--highlighted-text">But the economy is showing all the positive signs possible, and Rasmussen Reports, the most reliable polling firm, has Trump's approval at 51 percent, the highest it has ever been.</span></p> <p>On the Senate side, there are four Republican seats that were thought to be in danger. Texas (Republican Sen. Ted Cruz) and Tennessee (Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn) look not to be in danger any longer. But Arizona (Republican Rep. Martha McSally) and Nevada (Republican Sen. Dean Heller) are both iffy. McSally has trailed in recent polling but bounced ahead in the latest poll. It's the opposite with Heller. He led in a series of polls but has fallen behind in the latest one.<p>Updated: Fri Nov 02, 2018</p> 1045a1eac08001a218afd61806258a9c Dems Repeating GOP Mistakes of 1998 for 10/25/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/10/18/dems-repeating-gop-mistakes-of-1998 Thu, 25 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The Democratic Party is in the process of repeating the same mistakes the Republicans made as the 1998 midterm elections approached.</p> <p>And they are about to pay the same price: defeat.<p>Updated: Thu Oct 25, 2018</p> 76e9c8e955f04a0d5fb9869c6de1d56a Trump's Base Returns in the Nick of Time for 10/22/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/10/18/trumps-base-returns-in-the-nick-of-time Mon, 22 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The voters who elected Donald Trump in 2016 are returning to him just as the midterms approach. With their help, Trump has recorded his highest job approval in the Wall Street Journal-NBC poll since he took office &#8212; 47 percent.</p> <p>But the real story is behind the numbers. Trump's base &#8212; white non-college voters (38 percent of the country) &#8212; is rallying to his candidates just as they did in the closing weeks of 2017.<p>Updated: Mon Oct 22, 2018</p> e67db93f5a5a818c3e275012fc1781c3 Is Hillary Clinton Being Secretly Paid to Disparage Brexit? for 10/15/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/10/18/is-hillary-clinton-being-secretly-paid-to-disparage-brexit Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>In the past few weeks, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has given at least four separate speeches in the U.K. that have been highly critical of Brexit.</p> <p>And we know she never works for nothing. But while she would be required to disclose any payments she received for lobbying the U.S. government, her advocacy in Europe about Brexit triggers no disclosure requirement. So she is taking care to do her advocacy and lobbying on the other side of the ocean.<p>Updated: Mon Oct 15, 2018</p> 6dd0532f1fa5ba29927f21b5beb398e9 The Kavanaugh Backlash for 10/04/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/10/18/the-kavanaugh-backlash Thu, 04 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Democrats overreached in their opposition to Kavanaugh's confirmation. It may cost them the House and the Senate.</p> <p>The blatant partisanship and the spectacle of the women accusing the judge of sexual misconduct 35 years ago put the true face of the current Democratic Party on display for all to see. And it was far from pretty. <p>Updated: Thu Oct 04, 2018</p> 471736a3f8bfc167b7c1ae4d618f570a President Trump: Dump Rosenstein for 09/26/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/09/18/president-trump-dump-rosenstein Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Bob Woodward's new book, "Fear," and a review of President Donald Trump's record indicate that Trump sometimes swerves at the last minute, betraying his own good instincts and listening to insider advisers.</p> <p>Now is not the time to falter. Trump should use this to get rid of Rod Rosenstein once and for all. Don't be conned into keeping him.<p>Updated: Wed Sep 26, 2018</p>