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A Blueprint for a Pacifist, Socialist Republic

The Democratic Party is now committed to a far more radical socialist platform than has ever been remotely hinted at by a serious American national party.

his has been a year of such astonishing and unforeseeable events that it seems to be taking some time for the full impact of what has tumbled onto the daily and political life of the United States to be assimilated. The year has been building steadily towards its November 3 climax like a Wagnerian opera, […]

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Trump Beating Biden In North Carolina Per New CAG/Rasmussen Poll

  Trump is beating Biden in a new poll conducted by Rasmussen/Pulse Opinion for the Center for American Greatness on August 6th and 7th. The poll of 750 likely voters shows the president besting Biden by a single point when “leaners” are included. This poll is one data point suggesting that the recent Trump rebound […]

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With COVID Relief Talks Stalled, States and Businesses Step Up

Across the United States, dozens of businesses—many of them shuttered by lockdown orders—have created funds to support their workers in recent weeks, as negotiations between Senate Republicans and House Democrats have stalled over a new trillion-dollar coronavirus relief bill, The Hill reports. A controversial $600-a-week unemployment benefit expired at the end of July as negotiators […]

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Barr Describes Far-Left Riots as ‘Urban Guerrilla Warfare’

“They want to run people’s lives so they can design utopia for all of us,” the attorney general told Fox News host Mark Levin.

In an extensive interview with nationally syndicated radio talk show host Mark Levin, Attorney General William Barr described the summer of riots by far-left terror groups as “urban guerrilla warfare,” which he says is the latest indication of the Left’s “lust for power,” as reported by the New York Post. In a Sunday interview on […]

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Crucial Vote on Iran Looms at U.N.

Top U.S. envoy to Iran resigns, to be replaced by former NeverTrump and neoconservative diplomat Elliott Abrams.

The United Nations is preparing to vote on a resolution that would extend an arms embargo against the Islamic dictatorship of Iran, which is seen as a major test of President Donald Trump’s hardline policy on the rogue state, The Hill newspaper reports. The vote comes as a top State Department official prepares to exit […]

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Leaked Audio: Michael Flynn Won’t ‘Be Around Long’

Cambridge professor and FBI informer Stefan Halper may have known Trump’s national security advisor was being set up.

Stefan Halper, the Cambridge professor and FBI informant who is one of the key players in the Russian collusion hoax, said in a secretly recorded meeting in early 2017 that Lieutenant General Michael Flynn would not “be around long” following the inauguration of Donald Trump, the Daily Caller reports. The conversation reportedly took place on […]

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Pelosi: Trump’s Executive Actions Are ‘Illusions’

The president signed four executive orders over the weekend after negotiations for a new trillion-dollar coronavirus stimulus bill broke down.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Sunday said President Trump’s executive orders directed toward coronavirus relief are “illusions,” not lasting solutions, The Hill reports. “What the president did is unconstitutional slop,” Pelosi told Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.” In particular, she said, the president’s orders to distribute more funds to unemployed Americans or renters at […]

First Principles

New York’s Actions Against the NRA Are an Omen of Things to Come

The NRA should serve its members. But it should not, in fighting for its members, also have to fend off trumped-up charges and draconian remedies aimed at silencing its message.

his week New York’s Attorney General, Letitia James, sought to dissolve the National Rifle Association. She took this action ostensibly to pursue a claim of financial mismanagement. But the real reasons are obvious: the NRA is the preeminent defender of the Second Amendment, and the Left—and New York leftists in particular—really hate guns. In her […]

Great America

The Singularity Is Near

Can we, for the sake of our children’s children, find at the last moment a way to reverse course, to step back from the brink, to find a future timeline that avoids the dreadful singularity of civil war?

t’s obvious to all, at this point, that factional division is reaching a breaking point in America. Like a pair of locked-together tectonic plates pulling slowly in opposite directions, the strain has been increasing for a long time now—and when seismic ruptures finally occur, they happen suddenly, and release enormously destructive energies. Some years back, […]

Books & Culture

A review of “Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All,” by Michael Shellenberger (Harper, 432 pages, $29.99)

‘Apocalypse Never’ Takes Direct Aim at Consensus Climate Alarmism

This environmental humanist agenda that prioritizes love for humanity is a direct challenge to climate alarmists, who must now answer the question, as Michael Shellenberger writes “are they motivated by love for humanity or something closer to its opposite?”

An important new book by Michael Shellenberger, Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All, attempts to counter the common belief that climate change poses an imminent and existential threat to humanity and the planet. At 285 pages, this is a relatively short and very readable book, but it covers a lot of ground. And with […]

Elections

Right-Wing Populism Is the Way Forward

The times are changing and it is past time the Republican Party unapologetically declares itself the party of normal people and governs like it wants their support.

or too long, the Republican Party has squandered its political power. Although no one would know it from watching primetime news, enjoying professional sporting events, or opening social media, America remains a generally “center-right” country. Popular culture spews progressive values and liberal thought. As recently as 2019, however, Gallup found that a combined 72 percent […]

Elections

Who or What Exactly Is Running Against Trump?

The inner-Biden at 77 is turning out to be an unabashed bigot in the age of “cancel culture” and thought crimes that has apparently declared him immune from the opprobrium reserved for any such speech.

s we enter the final 90 days of the November presidential campaign, a few truths are crystalizing about the “Biden problem,” or the inability of a 77-year-old Joe Biden to conduct a “normal” campaign. Biden’s cognitive challenges are increasing geometrically, whether as a result of months of relative inactivity and lack of stimulation or just […]

Great America

Are Americans Being Conditioned for Despotism?

Embattled Americans should run regular checks on what condition their conditioning is in.

ans of the His Dudeness or El Duderino—the Dude for those not into the whole brevity thing—will recall the wonderful “gutterballs” scene from “The Big Lebowski,” musically accompanied by “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In).” Contrary to what some viewers might think, this tune was not written for the movie. […]

Great America

Swampy AARP

Like so many other organizations that began in the service of a reasonable—even noble!—cause, AARP has become merely an excuse to rake in the cash for a handful of executives.

he American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) was founded to represent the interests of close to 40 million seniors. Over time, the group has become one of the most powerful lobbying interests in the country. And you’ve got to hand it to them—for an organization that bills itself as an advocacy group for the elderly, […]

Greatness Agenda

Defending ‘New Europe’ from Old Europe’s Woke

In the name of “strengthening democracy” in Central Europe, Joe Biden’s clueless policies would undermine democracy and NATO, too.

ll but ignored on this side of the Atlantic, Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orbán recently summed up one of the presidential campaign’s most critical and least-discussed issues—U.S. support for the frontline NATO states of Hungary and Poland against political assaults from their allies and ours in the European Union. Our national security is at stake […]

Great America

Boston Blowup

How President Trump can achieve justice for the American people.

arely has anybody deserved the death penalty more than the Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev,” said President Trump in a recent tweet. “So many lives lost and ruined.” And yet, “the appellate court tossed out the death sentence,” and “it is ridiculous that this process is taking so long!” Hard to deny that the president has […]

Books & Culture

Scorch the Field

It is good for us to play sometimes, and not fight. In reality, people are united by what the political utilitarian cannot recognize: by play and song and worship.

n 1947, a few months after Jackie Robinson had broken the color barrier in the National League, the Cleveland Indians jumped into the ring, signing Hall of Fame outfielder Larry Doby, who was in the middle of his career, and Hall of Fame pitcher Satchel Paige, who was 41 years old and had spent what […]

Great America

‘Systemic Racism’ or Systemic Rubbish?

Unlike systemic racism, intellectual indentureship could quickly become a reality in America.

he “systemic racism” refrain is a meaningless abstraction. Operationalize the nebulous abstraction that is “systemic racism,” or get out of my face! To concretize a variable, it must be cast in empirical, measurable terms—the opaque “racism” abstraction being one variable (to use statistical nomenclature). Until you have meticulously applied research methodology to statistically operationalize this […]

First Principles

Twilight of the Founders

In our arrogance, we imagine that it is we who are disdainfully rejecting America’s Founders. They would want nothing to do with us.

ou can tell about the soul of a people by looking at who they honor. It used to be that America, more or less universally, admired its founders. But Americans today increasingly fancy themselves more evolved than George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. We imagine that these founders have been “found out.” Their great secret—their hypocrisy […]

Elections

The Man Who Wasn’t There

Joe Biden doesn’t make gaffes. He is a gaffe.

hose things with which we are most familiar are often hardest to see. This is perhaps particularly true of such fraught subjects as politics. There we are every day staring at the same people, reading news stories that are virtually indistinguishable from one another, and what do we know? Our situation is similar to Alice’s […]