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“The Coming Tide” by Oliver DeMille

by Oliver DeMille A Prediction For decades the Democrats proudly saw themselves as the party of the little guy and the working poor. Republicans were considered the party of Wall Street, white collar professionals, and big business. But these alignments have changed during the opening years of the 21st Century. The Democrats are now, as The … [Read more...]

A 2017 State of the Union! by Oliver DeMille

by Oliver DeMille Where are We Right Now as a Nation, and Where are We Going? The Not Quite New Normal This is the way we govern now. The White House is the prize. Majorities in Congress are the way to get closer to the prize. And the ultimate goal is to control the Supreme Court, because it now has almost ultimate power on whatever issue it … [Read more...]

Chaos in Current Events by Oliver DeMille

by Oliver DeMille History is Repeating Itself, But Do We Know Its Lesson? Cycling Back Around This is a chaotic time. Political scandals, media lies, shootings and violence based on political disagreements, terrorist attacks in formerly safe places. For the American people, it’s both frustrating and scary. It helps to step back and take a … [Read more...]

How is the Trump Administration Doing? by Oliver DeMille

by Oliver DeMille “No business plan survives first contact with the customer.” —Steve Blank Party and Purpose Alexis de Tocqueville famously taught that all governments and societies are divided into two major parties—the party of aristocracy and the party of the people. Another way to describe this reality is that one party is always the … [Read more...]

Understanding Trump’s Election Part Two

Why Did the American People Give Donald Trump the Presidency? by Oliver DeMille (If you haven’t read Part One of this article, do so here. This installment is a continuation of that article.) The Big Question Now that you’ve read Part One of this article, let’s dig deeper into why the American people elected Donald Trump, and what they expect … [Read more...]

Understanding Trump’s Election by Oliver DeMille

by Oliver DeMille Why Did the American People Give Donald Trump the Presidency? Lasting Confusion The mainstream media doesn’t get it. Why did the majority of people in the majority of states—enough to win the Electoral College—vote for Donald Trump in the last national election? For much of the elite class, not just in national newspaper … [Read more...]

Founding a New Kind of Media? by Oliver DeMille

by Oliver DeMille Generations We are on the verge of a new media era in America. The first occurred during the American Founding, and was characterized mostly by articles and pamphlets—short, direct commentaries by numerous citizens on whatever topics they considered important. The second era was dominated by full-time commentators and … [Read more...]

Why Chaos in Congress is Good for America by Oliver DeMille

by Oliver DeMille “Why can’t the two parties in Washington just get along?” “Why can’t the politicians just stop bickering and work together?” “With the factional divides in the Republican Party, no Speaker of the House can get anything done.” “Shutting down the government is a failure of leadership.” “I wish Washington would just stop … [Read more...]

Obama’s (Disastrous) “Small Stick” Foreign Policy Doctrine

by Oliver DeMille I. The Disaster In the last few weeks, Putin has rapidly reversed many of the major gains Reagan garnered for the United States when he faced down the USSR in the Cold War. Amazingly, Russia is now arguably the major power in the Middle East, having moved significant military assets into Syria and created an alliance between … [Read more...]

An Obama, Adams, and Jefferson Debate by Oliver DeMille

(Should Presidents be Treated Like Royalty?) by Oliver DeMille News and Fans A strange thing happened recently. President Obama visited my state, just a quick flight and a few meetings. But to watch the state news reports, you would think the most important celebrity in all of history was visiting. The media simply fawned over the president. The … [Read more...]