The Republican Party National Convention begins. Owing to lack of time and lack of interest, I will not watch it.
As a reminder to readers about the controversy generated by the soon to be Republican Party standard bearer, a link to a National Review symposium (of sorts) on Donald Trump. An assembly of traditionalists, neo-cons, religious right, and libertarians explain why they do not support Donald Trump. Some Trump supporters dismiss the National Review as part of "The Establishment" or as Republican Party elites. William F. Buckley founded the National Review as a fairly expansive enterprise, ideologically speaking. Rare is the conservative not welcomed to its cocktail party.
The money quote from economist Thomas Sowell:
"What is even more remarkable is that, after seven years of repeated disasters, both domestically and internationally, under a glib egomaniac in the White House, so many potential voters are turning to another glib egomaniac to be his successor."