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 Sat, 20 Apr 2019 19:24:37 -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 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> 3aec4abf234e18fe214da7af6f90d5ba Kamala Harris Got Her Start Through Her Affair With Willie Brown for 03/26/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/03/19/kamala-harris-got-her-start-through-her-affair-with-willie-brown Tue, 26 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>We now have the prospect of electing a woman president of the United States whose political career was powered at its launch by a sexual affair with a top political boss.</p> <p>Would Sen. Kamala Harris have made it in politics without the patronage of her lover former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown? It's a question her sudden rise to prominence begs us to ask.<p>Updated: Tue Mar 26, 2019</p> 170ce268c8ecb49682ad4c1cce0aa458 The Dirty Dozen: The GOP Senators Who Opposed Trump's Emergency Declaration for 03/14/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/03/19/the-dirty-dozen-the-gop-senators-who-opposed-trumps-emergency-declaration Thu, 14 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Twelve Republican senators did not think the massive flow of more than 65,000 illegal immigrants over our southern border each month was enough of a problem to declare a national emergency! They put their focus on maintaining the power of the Senate ahead of our interest in keeping our jobs and controlling our borders.</p> <p>Remember the names. When they come to us for support or for our votes, remember how they treated our priorities and needs when they were on the line and the stakes were high.<p>Updated: Thu Mar 14, 2019</p> 8ffbfa390436e10a341982e119b2e513 Trump's NSA Ends Metadata Collection for 03/07/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/03/19/trumps-nsa-ends-metadata-collection Thu, 07 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>The controversy that gripped Washington in the wake of Edward Snowden's 2013 revelation of the National Security Agency's policy of collecting metadata from tens of millions of private citizens has just ended, not with a bang but with a whimper. After dominating news coverage for more than a year, the administration of Donald Trump has turned away from the practice.</p> <p>Luke Murry, the national security adviser to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said that the Trump administration "hasn't actually been using it for the past six months," noting that he was "not certain that the administration will want to start that back up."<p>Updated: Thu Mar 07, 2019</p> a03e932aaf198325806da353be25fc50 The World Lost a Great Man in Pat Caddell for 02/21/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/02/19/the-world-lost-a-great-man-in-pat-caddell Thu, 21 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>My friend Don Skelly once said that in this age of cable television, chefs and political consultants have become famous. The pioneer of modern political polling and consulting, Pat Caddell, died on Saturday of a stroke at the age of 68.</p> <p>A great man is dead.<p>Updated: Thu Feb 21, 2019</p> a1a664662a882d93a8e1b66e0dd21913 Trump's Bump: Huge Gain After State of the Union Speech for 02/14/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/02/19/trumps-bump-huge-gain-after-state-of-the-union-speech Thu, 14 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Now that polls are filtering in after President Donald Trump's triumphal State of the Union speech, we can measure and admire the magnitude of what he has achieved. Four national polls &#8212; Rasmussen Reports, Gallup, Politico and The Hill &#8212; have been conducted since the speech. While they found Trump had an average 41 percent job approval before the speech, they now find him with a roughly 47 percent rating.</p> <p>As Trump flirts with the 50 percent threshold, we can only speculate how permanent his gains might be.<p>Updated: Thu Feb 14, 2019</p> 89249072b1debdac0a0f21ad2a5a13b2 Will 2020 Be a Repeat of 1972? for 02/11/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/02/19/will-2020-be-a-repeat-of-1972 Mon, 11 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>As George Santayana wrote, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."</p> <p>While it is unfair to ask the new leftists of today to recall the events of 1972 (that happened 17 years before Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was born), they would do well to study its history.<p>Updated: Mon Feb 11, 2019</p> 4e172150a1804f9b9973ec43b971a386 How the Clintons Made Money From Huawei for 01/30/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/01/19/how-the-clintons-made-money-from-huawei Wed, 30 Jan 2019 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 United States, American media described in detail how the company had apparently conspired to evade U.S. sanctions on Iran.</p> <p>Huawei has seemingly 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>Updated: Wed Jan 30, 2019</p> e4b9b52be5844c01d57897b83692571d President Trump Should Split the Difference on the Border Wall for 01/24/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/01/19/president-trump-should-split-the-difference-on-the-border-wall Thu, 24 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>In Washington, something's got to give. An irresistible force cannot keep butting against an immovable object while 800,000 unpaid federal workers and their families look on in anguish.</p> <p>And a solution is easily in sight.<p>Updated: Thu Jan 24, 2019</p> 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>