Patrick Chovanec

Patrick Chovanec


Managing Director, Chief Strategist at Silvercrest Asset Management, Adjunct Professor at Columbia SIPA, former biz prof at Tsinghua University in Beijing

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I bet Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, when locked in tough budget negotiations with a Republican Congress, would have loved to sign an executive order simply decreeing the taxes and spending they wanted.

Aug 9, 1920 - Boston Post: Auditor to reveal true state of Charles Ponzi's finances #100yearsago 

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Aug 9, 1920 - New York Times: Greeks, advancing into Asia Minor, determined to crush Mustapha Kemal's rebel Turkish forces #100yearsago 

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"Trump brushed off the technicality that it hasn't actually been passed into law by arguing that 'everybody wants it'"

The point isn't whether their priorities were right or wrong. The point is that Congress was elected by the people too, and was created by the Constitution as a co-equal branch, with explicit power over taxes and spending.

Trump aides exploring executive actions to curb voting by mail

If everyone can vote in person this election, that’s great. But we need to be prepared in case they can’t. Postponing the election is not an acceptable outcome.

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It is rather amazing that yesterday the sitting President of the United States was fined $2 million for defrauding eight charities, and it barely registered as a scandal.

My suspicion is that Trump will fire Fauci when he thinks the epidemic is receding and believes he has no more need for him. Then he will proceed to badmouth and scapegoat him. The foundation has already been laid for this.

According to the President, he has absolute power but absolutely no responsibility.

The widow of the Indian man murdered in Kansas in February anti-immigrant hate crime now faces deportation from US.

I'm going to criticize Biden, then I'm going to vote for him, then I'm going to criticize him some more. I can do this because I'm a citizen, not a team cheerleader.

I've been a Republican all my life. I am a Reagan conservative, down the line. But it's become painfully clear to me that GOP officeholders today see the red hats as their base, and won't listen to people like me unless I deny them my vote, and persuade others to do the same.

Trapped in Malaysia doesn't carry quite the same punch as trapped in North Korea.

The official number of Americans, military and civilian, killed in any way in World War I was 117,466. The US reported +702 new coronavirus deaths today, bringing the total to 117,527.

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