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, 20 Sep 2018 18:24:04 -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 932f10c34b6957d254276ac51b0f1747 Trump Takes Huge Hit in September Ratings for 09/14/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/09/18/trump-takes-huge-hit-in-september-ratings Fri, 14 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>So far, September has not been kind to Donald Trump.</p> <p>Since Aug. 28, his job approval &#8212; according to the RealClearPolitics average &#8212; has fallen from 43.8 percent to 40.7 percent. Three points may not seem like a lot, but Trump had held fairly steady at between 43 and 44 percent for the past four months. The last time he was as low as he is now was in March of this year, when he had only 40.1 percent approval.<p>Updated: Fri Sep 14, 2018</p> 14d4768b394758fa544119d6729ff636 How to Defeat the Blue Wave for 09/05/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/09/18/how-to-defeat-the-blue-wave Wed, 05 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Alarmingly, all recent polls that have measured "generic preference" by party in the coming congressional elections have recorded a Democratic margin &#8212; some by a lot.</p> <p>In this survey question, voters are asked to choose between a hypothetical Democrat and a hypothetical Republican in their district for Congress. Ten polls in a row have shown a Democratic lead &#8212; eight by more than eight points and six by more than 10.<p>Updated: Wed Sep 05, 2018</p> 3e7a45b7c0426682ac8bbae5151e1c09 There Is No Wage Stagnation. It's a Liberal Myth for 09/04/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/09/18/there-is-no-wage-stagnation-its-a-liberal-myth Tue, 04 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p>It has become axiomatic that wages are stagnant in the U.S. and have been so for 20 years.</p> <p>If you confront a liberal with the rapid economic growth since the Trump tax cut passed, he will always say that wages are stagnant.</p> <p>But that is wrong! Dead wrong.<p>Updated: Tue Sep 04, 2018</p> c8f0e7212b15df0ab910eb4929684c9f Russia and China Are Causing Climate Change, Not US for 08/29/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/08/18/russia-and-china-are-causing-climate-change-not-us Wed, 29 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>As the left ramps up its blame-game accusing President Donald Trump of undermining efforts to mitigate climate change, some core facts are useful to consider:</p> <p>&#8212;The United States is rapidly decreasing its carbon emissions, largely due to market forces, not federal regulation.<p>Updated: Wed Aug 29, 2018</p> 310811ac2dfa8dfa070edcb2b67c1ab3 Why Do Any Former Officials Get to Keep Their Security Clearances? for 08/20/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/08/18/why-do-any-former-officials-get-to-keep-their-security-clearances Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Why do any former officials ever have a security clearance? And why should they mind so much when it's terminated?</p> <p>The firestorm of liberal and media criticism of President Donald Trump for revoking the security clearance of former Director of National Intelligence James Brennan begs the question of why he kept the clearance in the first place after leaving his post.<p>Updated: Mon Aug 20, 2018</p> 0bb8cd657a7f0bb36bad263d76eec7f6 GOP Has Won 8 of 10 Special House Elections in 2017-2018 for 08/09/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/08/18/gop-has-won-8-of-10-special-house-elections-in-2017-2018 Thu, 09 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p>The results of 10 special House elections this cycle, show that the media hype about an approaching blue wave that will supposedly sweep the Democrats to power in the House is just that &#8212; hype.</p> <p>In 2017 and 2018, so far, Republicans have won 8 of 10 special House elections. And one of the two Democratic wins was an all-Democrat contest in California's 34th. The Democrats, of course, also took the special election for the Jeff Sessions Senate seat in Alabama, but Republican Roy Moore had to work very hard to blow that election. The scandals that the Democrats dug up to win that contest scarcely can be called harbingers of a blue wave.</p> <p>The media portrayed every one of the races, all ultimately won by the GOP, as very close, razor-thin opportunities to show the decay in President Trump's base. In breathless countdowns to Election Day, the national media highlighted the contests and wrote of the virtually unstoppable &#8212; and always surprising &#8212; Democratic surge it claimed it was detecting. Each time, this special election would be the one that would expose Trump's feet of clay. But, then, after the Republican won, the media obscured the victory by delaying awarding the win to the GOP citing recounts and possible reversal. The final outcome has always been buried in fine print and eclipsed by speculation about the next special election.<p>Updated: Thu Aug 09, 2018</p> 2f50bdf0e656f5c2321d41608bb95a77 Why Manafort Trial Is Helping Trump for 08/03/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/08/18/why-manafort-trial-is-helping-trump Fri, 03 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p>In Rasmussen's polling &#8212; the only daily tracking survey of President Donald Trump's ratings and the only one testing likely voters &#8212; Trump has surged from a 44 percent approval rating on July 21 to 50 percent on Aug. 2. Indeed, as the Paul Manafort case neared its trial date and then began, Trump moved from 46 percent to the current 50 percent level.</p> <p>How is the Manafort trial helping Trump?</p> <p>Since the average voter does not closely follow the daily flow of information about the special prosecutor and his case, it may be coming as something of a surprise that the political consultant's trial has nothing to do with Trump. It concerns events that took place long before Manafort entered Trump's life and in no way involved the president then or now.<p>Updated: Fri Aug 03, 2018</p> 24791c978637310874276a2b22c588e2 Huge Economic Gain Could Power Huge Trump Win for 07/30/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/07/18/huge-economic-gain-could-power-huge-trump-win Mon, 30 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p>It is, of course, a truism that good economic news helps the incumbent president in his midterm elections. But this week's news is better than most, and the gains for President Donald Trump could be far greater than the norm.</p> <p>There are four things about the current economic news that are extraordinary:</p> <p>First, its magnitude exceeds any quarterly economic growth report in recent years. To break through the monotony of 2 percent growth with a stunning 4.1 percent GDP increase for the quarter is noteworthy. It may penetrate the drone of mediocre economic stats to which we have become accustomed.<p>Updated: Mon Jul 30, 2018</p> 909598cf3c4f47aed746e3801b2a201c US Joins the European Common Market 60 Years Later for 07/27/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/07/18/us-joins-the-european-common-market-60-years-later Fri, 27 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p></p><p>In their historic meeting this week at the White House, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and President Trump agreed to negotiate zero tariffs between the EU and the U.S. on all items other than automobiles. (A deal on autos may soon follow. German carmakers have indicated their willingness to embrace zero tariffs on autos as well).<p>Updated: Fri Jul 27, 2018</p> 3b05b4fe6afe5b4141985bb24a627266 Trump Scores Big on Trade with Europe for 07/26/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/07/18/trump-scores-big-on-trade-with-europe Thu, 26 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Responding to pressure by President Donald Trump at the G-7 Summit meeting earlier this month, German car manufacturers have thrown their support behind the president's proposal to eliminate tariffs on car imports from the EU to the U.S. and vice versa.</p> <p>Currently, the EU imposes a 10 percent tariff on car imports from the U.S., and America has a 2.5 percent tariff on its imports from the EU.<p>Updated: Thu Jul 26, 2018</p> f6d4d63b3a6adb50915f4d648020bb29 Trump's Actions Have Been Tough on Putin for 07/17/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/07/18/trumps-actions-have-been-tough-on-putin Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p></p><p>Democratic charges that President Donald Trump was obsequious toward Russian dictator Vladimir Putin during the press conference after their Helsinki summit Monday ignore the reality of how sternly the president has dealt with Russia.<p>Updated: Tue Jul 17, 2018</p> 5021b7113d111a1acf419e695fc254e5 Trump's Tax Cut Increased Federal Revenue, Liberals Wrong Again for 07/16/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/07/18/trumps-tax-cut-increased-federal-revenue-liberals-wrong-again Mon, 16 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p>The Laffer Curve, named after economist Arthur Laffer, works!</p> <p>As the Curve predicts, increase in tax rates will tend to raise, rather than lower, actual tax revenues.</p> <p>President Donald Trump's tax cuts are becoming a case in point.<p>Updated: Mon Jul 16, 2018</p> 3de43aeb7c4acb1d28aa08f060af356e GOP Must Move Quickly on SCOTUS Nominee to Prevent Damage in Midterms for 06/28/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/06/18/gop-must-move-quickly-on-scotus-nominee-to-prevent-damage-in-midterms Thu, 28 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p>As welcome as is the chance to appoint another staunch conservative to the Supreme Court to replace the retiring, but frequently waffling, Justice Anthony Kennedy, it poses a real challenge for the GOP in the 2018 elections.</p> <p>Unless President Donald Trump makes an immediate appointment and the Senate Republicans use their one-vote majority to push confirmation through the Senate very quickly, the Democrats will try to turn the 2018 elections into a referendum on abortion and choice.</p> <p>Last year, Senate rules were changed to prevent a filibuster on Supreme Court nominees, so a simple majority will suffice.<p>Updated: Thu Jun 28, 2018</p> af38b5089efd67f54c46e31a02db7dda Winning the Trade War with China for 06/20/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/06/18/winning-the-trade-war-with-china Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The current stock market selloff is a key part of a test of wills between Beijing and Washington that President Donald Trump must win. And we must support him while he battles.</p> <p>The fact is that according to 2017 data the U.S. sells the Chinese only $130 billion of goods and services and buys $505 billion from them.<p>Updated: Wed Jun 20, 2018</p> e54ce9bde36954d56fdc2f071528f1c8 It's All About Citizenship for 06/16/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/06/18/its-all-about-citizenship Sat, 16 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p>The Democrats and their media allies constantly and deliberately miss the point when the debate turns to "Dreamers" and immigration.</p> <p>Some Republicans, not including Donald Trump, want the "Dreamers" &#8212; children who were illegally brought into the United States by their parents &#8212; thrown out, or at least not allowed to stay legally.</p> <p>But most, including the president, are willing for them to stay but not to be given a special path to citizenship and voting rights.<p>Updated: Mon Jun 18, 2018</p> b94739d9874db43eae62566c8cf631cb Supreme Court's Big Blow Against Voter Fraud Is Game-Changer for 06/14/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/06/18/supreme-courts-big-blow-against-voter-fraud-is-game-changer Thu, 14 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The 5-4 Supreme Court decision upholding an Ohio law that uses "special procedures" to remove invalid voter registrations from the rolls is a huge victory for election integrity.</p> <p>It opens the door to curtailing drastically the too-frequent use of phantom voters to game electoral system.<p>Updated: Thu Jun 14, 2018</p> e0bbe70d56fb51f88dbdfcf9d86b65db Trump Triumphs in Korea for 06/13/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/06/18/trump-triumphs-in-korea Wed, 13 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>It has taken 10 presidents and almost 70 years to heal the breach in the Koreas and the threat it represents to peace in the world. But Donald Trump is succeeding where all others have failed.</p> <p>The strong sanctions, passed by the United Nations due, in part, to the leadership of our Ambassador Nikki Haley, and the unrelenting sanction enforcement by Trump's Treasury and Justice Departments, laid the groundwork. <span class="column--highlighted-text">But the transformation of a framework for conflict into a prospect for peace is almost entirely due to the personal vision of President Trump.</span><p>Updated: Wed Jun 13, 2018</p> dc843ebc038af3e9820584ee8566e593 Trump Wrong to Dump on Canada for 06/11/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/06/18/trump-wrong-to-dump-on-canada Mon, 11 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The European Union is ripping us off and creating a trade imbalance. But Canada is not. So President Donald Trump's truculence at the G-7 summit was directed at the wrong target.</p> <p>The U.S. trade deficit with Canada is only $17 billion. In 2017, we sold Canada $282 billion worth of goods and bought $299 billion worth of goods from them. <p>Updated: Mon Jun 11, 2018</p> f5cfaf212a4aed16a940f88d5af0f530 Could the FBI and MI6 Have Planted a British Mole in Trump Campaign? for 05/16/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/05/18/could-the-fbi-and-mi6-have-planted-a-british-mole-in-trump-campaign Wed, 16 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>There is increasing evidence that the FBI planted a mole inside Donald Trump's presidential campaign during the election. And it is also increasingly possible that it did so with the assistance of British intelligence.</p> <p>When the House Intelligence and Oversight committees subpoenaed information about this report, the Justice Department declined to comply, saying that to do so would compromise an "ongoing investigation" and might risk the lives of its sources.<p>Updated: Wed May 16, 2018</p> 0b11cade2401caaa4e35981aba8ce598 Europe Opposes Iran Action to Disguise Its Impotence for 05/09/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/05/18/europe-opposes-iran-action-to-disguise-its-impotence Wed, 09 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Behind the professions of European leaders that the joint agreement to limit Iranian nuclear progress is vital to global security, their real angst at President Donald Trump's action in canceling the accord is the way it demonstrates their own irrelevance and impotence.</p> <p>When Germany's Angela Merkle, Britain's Theresa May and France's Emmanuel Macron follow in each other's footsteps to Trump's door to plead against canceling the Iran deal, they revel in the illusion &#8212; for domestic consumption &#8212; of the vital role they play on the world stage.</p> <p>But the reality is that the cancellation of the U.S. participation in the Iran deal shows the exact opposite.<p>Updated: Wed May 09, 2018</p>