"Given his familiarity with his global empire, Trump will immediately grasp the implications of any legislation, trade deal, or statecraft on his net worth. As someone who has demonstrated a lifetime of measuring himself solely by that number, it would be impossible for Trump to separate his personal interests from the decisions he makes while governing."
"The rise of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders caught the experts off guard and has led to endless analysis and speculation about what these insurgent campaigns mean to the future of our two major parties and the country itself. The 2016 election cycle will be studied for years to come and lead to fundamental changes within both the Republican and Democratic parties."
"Herein lies a central problem with our system of government that is dominated by the two major parties: In many cases, we feel forced into voting for someone whom we consider the lesser of two evils. Often voters disregard their real preferences because they want their vote to matter. I’ve described this as having to choose between shingles and the flu."
"For someone like George Will, however, the act of re-registering as an unaffiliated voter runs contrary to decades of personal investment on his part. A conservative icon, he risks losing his standing – and his audience – by encouraging mutiny within the Republican ranks. Like the kid on the playground who stands up to a bully, Will’s resolve should be applauded."
Thank the Pampered Political Class for 2016's Angry Electorate
Apr. 7, 2016
"The pundits have gotten the headline right, but the story wrong. The reality is the 2016 election isn’t about a series of moments over the past 12 months. It’s the byproduct of two decades of neglect and corruption by the ruling duopoly in Washington."
"Massachusetts has a long history of using the power of incumbency to cripple political opponents. In fact, it’s a leading state for such partisan gamesmanship. Dating back to 1812, when Gov. Elbridge Gerry signed into law a redistricting plan for state Senate districts that favored his Democratic-Republican Party, the era of Massachusetts rule rigging began. It has continued, unabated, ever since."
"There is a crisis of legitimacy threatening the 2016 election. As the primary process wraps up, it appears that the electorate will be offered the choice between two candidates who have the highest unfavorability ratings in the history of American presidential elections."