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THE CRC: SALIENT TOPICS VOLUME 1

THE CRC

Here is my take on salient events that took place over the past week.

THE SANDERS SLIDE:

Bernie Sanders, independent senator from Vermont, is no longer the clear No 2 with his slight slide in polling as he once again attempts to secure the Democratic nomination. The staleness of his political positions combined with competing voices makes Sanders less appealing than he was in 2016. He no longer is the only disconnected voice pulling the party in the opposite direction while mainstream society moves the other. 

TRADE WAR UPDATE:

More back and forth between China and the Trump Administration, which led to an end of the week nose dive in stocks. Americans need to see that this trade war will lead to a change in behavior by China and potentially a trade deal that can benefit both nations. The escalation is causing uncertainty on Wall Street and Main Street, as farmers face lower sales. 

THE SQUAD:

Members of the squad want people to believe that people fear them, including President Trump. The reason is because they are not afraid to speak their mind. And say offensive remarks and make crazy accusations with an undeserved level of arrogance and naivety that makes many cringe. Their ideas are not innovative, clever, effective, or well thought out. They hope to counter Trump by out Trumping Trump. Without the policy success. 

LOSS OF AN ICON:

Longtime GOP donor, David Koch, passed away this week. Not only was he a big supporter of conservative causes and Republican candidates, he was a philantropist who donated millions to great causes throughout our nation. The passing showed the dark side of left wing politicians, the Democratic Party, and their media supporters, as they despicably celebrated his death. 

SHOCKING RETIREMENT:

Former No.1 overall pick Andrew Luck announced his retirement from the NFL, following a promising and productive seven year career. Luck was the NFL top pick in 2012, selected by the Indianapolis Colts to replace iconic QB Peyton Manning, who went on to win another Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos. Despite a productive career with historic numbers, Luck suffered injuries that create long term pain, which led to him deciding to walk away from the game. The NFL lost not only a great QB, but an apparent great person.