Reaction to Trump Jr. Re: “Dems: The party of anarchy,” Sept. 23 commentary by Donald Trump Jr. Are you kidding me? I can’t believe The Denver Post would even publish this. From the son of the biggest liar in our history. When Donald Trump and junior are both indicted for treason and other crimes this commentary will be seen for the joke it is. Delia Stafford, Arvada I’m sure you will get many reactions to Donald Trump Jr.’s editorial in Sunday’s Post. Using Trump Jr.’s logic, one could pen a similar letter explaining why Republicans are a racist, homophobic, election-stealing, immigrant-hating, misogynistic, science-denying, pedophillic, ethically challenged, womanizing, money-laundering, Russian colluding, serial- lying group of white nationalists. But of course this would be ludicrous, just as Donald Trump Jr.’s letter painting all Democrats with a similar brush is ludicrous. Our nation is at the point of being unable to have a … [Read more...] about Monday, Sept. 24, 2018: Donald Trump Jr. commentary
The potential costs of climate change, already the subject of heated debate, may actually be understated. It’s not just the potential disruptions to weather systems, agriculture and coastal cities; it’s that we may respond to those problems in stupid and destructive ways. As the philosopher (and cartoon character) Pogo said: “We have met the enemy and he is us.” Consider how poorly we have responded to many non-climate-related problems. In the case of Brexit, for example, the Leave movement was arguably responding to some real problems. The European Union bureaucracy is too stringent, and perhaps the U.K. did not have an ideal arrangement with immigration. But Brexit is careering toward disaster, with no good plan on tap, the two major parties in splinters, the British pound declining, the Irish “Good Friday” agreement at risk and the U.K. seriously talking about food stockpiles and other emergency measures. It would have been better if the British … [Read more...] about We’re making climate change even costlier
Telegraph View Follow 25 September 2018 • 10:30pm The Tories need to stop copying Corbyn's policies One of the strongest arguments for Brexit has been lost amid all the political noise. It is the opportunity for the UK to break with the high tax, dirigiste European approach to economic management. In January last year, Philip Hammond, the Chancellor, told a German newspaper that a post-Brexit UK would become a low-tax competitor to the EU. We would consider abandoning a European-style social model with European-style taxation and regulation systems, and “become something different”. Yet it turned out that this was not meant as a threat so much as an attempt to secure greater access to the EU single market than was on offer. Mr Hammond later... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per … [Read more...] about Are Theresa May’s calls for a low-tax economy genuine, or is she trying to call the EU’s bluff?
WHEN I first met Katie Price, she was a fresh-faced 18-year-old, unencumbered by the weight of surgically-enhanced breasts and marital strife. The second time was in January 2016, behind the scenes of Loose Women. In the intervening years, I had made several waspish remarks about her on this very page (in particular, about her cartoonish alter ego “Jordan”) so fully expected a frosty exchange. But she was disarmingly self-deprecating, funny and, to my utter surprise, very much a woman’s woman. “I know you think I’m a nightmare,” she said matter-of-factly. “And you’re probably right. But I think we’re going to get on.” She was right. We did. The other panellists liked her too. Predominantly mothers, we treated her as one might a naughty niece you were particularly fond of, rolling our eyes and smiling affectionately as she regaled us with the latest relationship drama in her life. But despite her no-nonsense, often humorous … [Read more...] about Why entering rehab and not another romance is the best option for Katie Price
SIR – Labour says it intends to give shares to workers. When will the party and its leaders realise that shareholders are not a few fat cats with plenty of money? Most are banks, building societies and insurance companies that invest money on behalf of millions of small savers and workers’ pension schemes. Gordon Brown reduced my personal pension payout with his tax on dividends, and I lost more in the financial crash of 2008. Millions of others were affected in the same way. With a reduced pension my living standards are lower and I spend less. My taxable income is reduced. This reduces the income for the Exchequer and makes me more likely to require government support in my declining years.... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week Register for free … [Read more...] about Letters: Labour will confiscate shares from workers’ pensions, not from fat cats