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  • Trump and Washington & Others & Their Use Of The Veto – Revisiting Restraint? An exercise in evaluating the balance needed between discipline and freedom.

    04/05/2020 2:53:23 PM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 3 replies
    I would like to know what Freeepers have to say about evaluating presidents through their use (or overuse/underuse?) of the veto. The first thing I noticed was POTUS 45’s low rate of use of the veto compared with other eras. How do Freeepers evaluate Trump’s use of the veto? Here are some facts: 298 years ago, on April 5, 1792, President Washington (should we now call him POTUS 01 or POTUS 1?) exercised the first presidential veto. If I am not mistaken, he blocked legislation that would have given Northern states more seats per head of population than Southern States....
  • A better way to handle the Coronavirus? (Without plunging the country into a great depression)

    04/04/2020 6:58:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/04/2020 | By Earick Ward
    As the COVID-19 pandemic has caused state, federal, and international governments to impose various degrees of "safer at home" orders to flatten the curve, at some point we will have to begin to discuss whether the cure (economic Armageddon) is as bad as, if not worse than the disease. While I won't question the medical rationale for making such recommendations, the question for Americans that must be addressed is, when and how will we exit the coronavirus turnpike? The economic impact of the national shutdown is estimated to displace upwards of 53 million American workers. What will be the impact...
  • We’re Following A One-Size-Fits-All Coronavirus Strategy Right Into A Great Depression

    04/01/2020 6:15:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 106 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 1, 2020 | Ben Domenech
    While this shutdown has already done enormous damage, it is the uncertainty about when and how it will reopen that could prove far more destructive in the long run. Our leadership class responded to the outbreak of the coronavirus by shutting down the economy on a nationwide scale. While this will mitigate the loss of life the virus might otherwise have caused, it’s clear we’re also confronting a challenge no medical innovation can cure. We face an unprecedented situation — not a global pandemic, we’ve seen those before, but a modern capitalist economy that turned itself off for potentially more...
  • The Bizarre Handling of Coronavirus and the Obvious Destruction of the United States of America

    03/31/2020 7:04:47 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 241 replies ^ | 3/31/20 | a little elbow grease
    The bizarre handling of Coronavirus and the obvious destruction of the United States of America...... I find myself seventy three years old here in Pittsburgh and deeply worried about the present and future of our country. As the days go by the problems ahead for the nation seem bleaker. My wife and I are Trump people yet this entire ugly event seems bigger and more evil than even he and his administration can solve. The quote below sums up the feeling I have about how the American people are being treated. I really cannot see a way out of this....
  • How Shutting Down The Economy Much Longer Could Kill Tens Of Thousands Of Americans

    03/30/2020 8:46:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 30, 2020 | Thomas K. Duncan and Audrey Redford
    It is vitally important, literally life and death, that the proper costs and benefits are weighed with the decision on how much and how long to shut down economic activity through the pandemic. As the coronavirus pandemic continues across the world, leaders and policymakers have scrambled to respond to the growing health crisis. In the United States, multiple state governors have issued statements urging their citizens to follow social distancing guidelines.Other governors have taken more extreme measures, issuing orders to effectively lock down entire state economies. The current goal of these responses has been to slow the spread of the...
  • Trump Is Right: Suicides Do Increase During Economic Hardship

    03/30/2020 4:46:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 30, 2020 | A.D.P. Everson
    The AP’s statement has no basis in reality. There is currently no body of research that demonstrates people are less likely to take their lives in time of economic hardship. The pace of information during the COVID-19 crisis has been extraordinary. Last week President Trump said thousands could die by suicide as a result of the economic crisis created by the coronavirus.The Associated Press (AP) immediately released a “fact check” on the president’s prediction, saying it was false. Over the weekend, The Federalist’s Tristan Justice reported more people died from suicides in east Tennessee than from the coronavirus. In the...
  • America Is Facing a Second Great Depression. What Washington Needs to Do to Keep That From Happening

    03/27/2020 9:36:37 AM PDT · by Shane · 54 replies
    Barron's ^ | 3/21/20 | Ben Levisohn & Lisa Bellfus
    The coronavirus has scared everyone, from consumers and investors to central bankers and politicians. But one question looms over everything: Are we frightened enough to do what needs to be done? That might seem surprising to say. The fiscal policy response to the coronavirus crisis is coming. It will be big. It will be costly. It will be messy. But it won’t be big enough. A robust fiscal response is an imperative if the U.S. economy is to avoid a deep, lengthy recession or, as some fear, a depression. And it’s going to have to be bigger than many of...
  • The Wuhan Virus Is Serious, But Shutting Down Isn’t The Long-Term Answer

    03/25/2020 4:20:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 25, 2020 | Willis L. Krumholz
    What to do about the U.S. economy in the wake of the Wuhan virus? The answer requires a mix of both short-term suppression and then long-term mitigation. Lots of people didnÂ’t see the COVID-19 pandemic coming. Many prognosticators who didnÂ’t have since found their way into two camps. In the first camp, the occupants are in full panic mode. We should all shut everything down for the time-being, they say. In the second camp, the occupants are borderline dismissive of the Wuhan virus threat. Both sides are completely wrong.The camp dismissive of the virus is dead wrong. Many do this...
  • Will The Costs Of A Great Depression Outweigh The Risks Of Coronavirus?

    03/18/2020 12:56:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 18, 2020 | Joy Pullman
    Federal and state governments are making a massive gamble about a little-understood new virus. They are betting our future on the most extreme worst-case scenario without considering the costs. Federal and state governments are making a massive gamble about a little-understood new virus. They may not only be betting our entire economy, but our nation’s future. Thus it’s imperative that they not make foolish choices.We shouldn’t allow policy under a Republican president to be driven by a Democrat like Steve Mnuchin, whose overwhelming priority is reassuring Wall Street above all else. Voters don’t vote for Donald Trump to get...
  • I think I get it. (Vanity)

    03/12/2020 11:00:44 AM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 6 replies
    my brain | 03/12/2020 | Attention Surplus Disorder
    I think I get it. We've all been overthinking it. The Democrats want to create Franklin Delano Roosevelt II. Their savior. The savior of the country after the Great Depression. Gonna jump right to FDR's fourth term with Biden. Pack the courts; interment camps; huge boondoggle infrastructure projects. A 30-40 year legacy eg; 1932 > 1976 And plug in an unlikely substitute; eg; a Truman
  • Best Selling Writer and Psychologist, Jordan Peterson is slowly recovering from a near death experience

    02/12/2020 7:06:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/12/2020 | Andrea Widburg
    After his wife was diagnosed with cancer, Jordan Peterson went on an anti-anxiety drug to cope with the stress. It turned out that the drug was toxic and he was sensitive. His daughter Mikhaila Peterson, who first notified people about the situation in September, recently posted an updated video about Jordan Peterson’s near-death experience. In her September 2019 video, Mikhaila talked about the shock to the family when Tammy Roberts, her mother and Peterson’s wife, was diagnosed with cancer. After a successful surgery, Roberts had a bad reaction and almost died. Because Canadian doctors couldn’t cope with Roberts’ illness, she...
  • Why Are College Students So Depressed?

    02/03/2020 9:22:33 AM PST · by Salvation · 43 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-02-20 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posts Posted on February 2, 2020 Why Are College Students So Depressed? I enjoy listening to the “Fireside Chats” of Dennis Prager. They’re relaxed, informative, and full of practical wisdom. Recently (in episode 112) he chose to ponder why the rate of depression among college students is the highest ever recorded. Prager provided the following insight:… just about everything that can give you joy and meaning—and they are related—is gone.In large part I think he’s right, at least when you look at college kids as a group. He lists four things that give joy and meaning to life, and...
  • Why Is America So Depressed?

    01/02/2020 2:15:35 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 66 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 2, 2020 | Lee Siegel
    Everyone has his or her own definition of a political crisis. Mine is when our collective mental health starts having a profound effect on our politics — and vice versa. It cannot be a simple coincidence that the two have declined in tandem. The American Psychiatric Association reported that from 2016 to 2017, the number of adults who described themselves as more anxious than the previous year rose 36 percent. In 2017, more than 17 million American adults had a new diagnosis of a major depressive disorder, as well as three million adolescents ages 12 to 17. Forty million adults...
  • The Forgotten Depression of 1920

    01/02/2020 8:24:17 AM PST · by Maceman · 29 replies
    It is a cliché that if we do not study the past we are condemned to repeat it. Almost equally certain, however, is that if there are lessons to be learned from an historical episode, the political class will draw all the wrong ones — and often deliberately so. Far from viewing the past as a potential source of wisdom and insight, political regimes have a habit of employing history as an ideological weapon, to be distorted and manipulated in the service of present-day ambitions. That's what Winston Churchill meant when he described the history of the Soviet Union as...
  • A Science-Based Case for Ending the Porn Epidemic

    12/17/2019 6:13:28 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 74 replies
    American Greatness ^ | December 15, 2019 | Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
    They say the first step is admitting you have a problem. I think many readers of this article will respond with outrage, and many will see it says things they already knew to be true—and I think these two groups will largely overlap. The most powerful obstacle to confronting a destructive addiction is denial, and collectively we are in denial about pornography. Since it seems somehow relevant, let me state at the outset that I am French. Every fiber of my Latin, Catholic body recoils at puritanism of any sort, especially the bizarre, Anglo-Puritan kind so prevalent in America. I...
  • Science Says Doing This One Thing Can Lead to Holiday Depression

    12/14/2019 10:47:11 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 59 replies
    msn ^ | 12/14/2019 | Diana Bruk
    "Alcohol is basically pure calories, pure energy, non-nutritive and super toxic at high doses," study co-author Stephen Ilardi, PhD, an associate professor of clinical psychology at the University of Kansas, said in a statement. "Sugars are very similar. We're learning when it comes to depression, people who optimize their diet should provide all the nutrients the brain needs and mostly avoid these potential toxins." This is especially true for those who are prone to seasonal depression, which affects approximately half a million Americans. As with drinking several glasses of wine, eating a box of cookies might provide a temporary feeling...
  • Don’t Believe in God? Lie to Your Children

    12/06/2019 12:33:09 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 66 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12-6-19 | Erica Komisar
    The alternative is to tell them they’re simply going to die and turn to dust. As a therapist, I’m often asked to explain why depression and anxiety are so common among children and adolescents. One of the most important explanations—and perhaps the most neglected—is declining interest in religion. This cultural shift already has proved disastrous for millions of vulnerable young people. Skip The result? Children or teens who reported attending a religious service at least once per week scored higher on psychological well-being measurements and had lower risks of mental illness. Weekly attendance was associated with higher rates of volunteering,...
  • The Link between Depression and Birth Control

    11/28/2019 8:46:18 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Natural Womanhood ^ | November 20, 2019 | Julia Hogan
    In my work as a psychotherapist, one of the first things I try to address with my clients is identifying any areas of their life that might be exacerbating whatever mental health issue they are experiencing. I ask them about their sleep habits, their eating habits, the health of their significant relationships, their exercise habits, significant stressors, and any medication they are prescribed. All of these facets of their life might be worsening their symptoms. For example, not getting enough quality sleep is linked to an increased risk of developing depression. One study found that individuals who struggle with insomnia...
  • Texas gun control activist shoots her three children dead

    11/03/2019 9:36:45 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 93 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 2, 2019 | Ellie Bufkin
    A mother in Texas was found dead alongside her three children on Friday in an apparent triple murder-suicide. Ashley Auzenne, 39, was known to have been battling depression and anxiety in addition to physical ailments such as arthritis and lupus at the time of her death, which was ruled as a suicide by a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Her three children, Parrish, 11, Eleanor, 9, and Lincoln, 7, were also killed by gunshots and their mother is the only suspect. She had just finalized a contentious divorce from their father, Murvin Auzenne Jr. Auzenne was a vocal advocate for stricter gun...
  • Abortion tied to sharp decline in women's mental health

    11/01/2019 6:55:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | SEPT. 1, 2019 | Ryan Jaslow
    (CBS) Do women who have an abortion risk their mental health? A provocative new study shows that women who have an abortion face an increased risk for mental health problems including substance abuse, anxiety, and depression. "Results indicate quite consistently that abortion is associated with moderate to highly increased risks of psychological problems subsequent to the procedure," the authors wrote in the study, published in the September 1 issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry. For the study, researchers analyzed data on 877,000 women, including 164,000 who had an abortion. They found women who had an abortion experienced an 81...