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Libertarian God-Kings Throw in With Democratic Socialists

The well-heeled, much-feared Koch network announced from its biannual meeting in Colorado Springs this week that it would withhold support from Republican candidates in three of the eight closest races for U.S. Senate. The news, reported in Politico and elsewhere, probably shouldn’t come as a surprise. Libertarians, who value their utopian principles more than they […]

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Worried About ‘Foreign Meddling’? Look at China!

Every day for the past 18 months, we have had to endure legions of news reporters and liberal lawmakers appearing on our television screens, pretending to deplore “Russian meddling” in America’s 2016 presidential election. Never far below the surface of this tedious moralizing is the implication that (evil) Trump wouldn’t be president if it weren’t […]

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The Switch That Never Happened: How the South Really Went GOP

This article is adapted from Dinesh D’Souza’s new book Death of a Nation, out July 31 from St. Martin’s Press. His movie of the same title opens nationwide on Friday, August 3. n interesting phenomenon in politics is the flip flop. What would cause a politician who takes a stand on an issue to reverse […]

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Republican Appropriations Fail (But What Else is New?)

Congress has been busier than usual over the past few weeks as members rush to pass their spending bills before heading home for the August break. But this year’s appropriations process has been about as inspiring as the previous year of this Republican Congress. Which is to say, it’s been a big dud. Instead of […]

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Good News, Comrades: There’s Bad News Coming!

As ever, the Left accuses its opponents of what the Left is doing. In the latest instance, the Left is always claiming that those who don’t oppose President Trump are putting party above country. But, as ever, the Left, broadly speaking, is the group engaged in exactly the thing they decry. Let’s examine the Left’s […]

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Bannon Builds a Bomb

Liberals keen to wake up from what they regard as a prelapsarian nightmare in which fascists have stormed the White House, and “The Handmaid’s Tale” is some kind of documentary, might want to invest more time in their painful misreading of dystopian fictions. What therapists call dissociative behavior, liberals aghast at the warp and weft […]

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How Far Will the Left Go? All the Way

My colleague Victor Davis Hanson raised the question in these pages the other day: “Just how far will the Left go?” in its attempt to overthrow the government of Donald J. Trump? With his customary precision, Hanson laid out the catalog of enormities committed by the Left in its pursuit of Trump and of conservatives […]

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The Lies at the Heart of the Mueller Indictments

So far, the reporting on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s July 13 indictments of 12 Russians mostly can be divided into two categories. First, we have the corporate press, which parrots Mueller’s every word as if his honesty were as certain as death and taxes. Second, we find thoughtful outrage directed at Mueller by some of […]

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Just How Far Will the Left Go?

There was no honeymoon for the unlikely winner of the 2016 election. Progressives have in succession tried to sue to overturn Trump’s victory using several different approaches. First on the bogus claim of fraudulent voting machines. Then they sought to subvert the Electoral College by bullying electors into renouncing their respective states’ votes. Massive protests […]

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Democrats Betray Their Leadership in the Name of Socialism

Thirty or 40 years ago, the saying “As California goes, so goes the nation” meant the Golden State set the trends in national politics. California made Ronald Reagan governor, then president. Today, the old saw refers to the fact that California’s ever-shifting demographics—and the far-left tilt of its politics—will more than likely be the future […]

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For Democrats the Problem Is Their Message, Not the System

For decades now, liberals in the United States have reacted to electoral losses by demanding changes in election laws to make it easier for them to win. They have long railed against the Electoral College for that reason, claiming that a national popular vote for the presidency would be fairer, more transparent, and (incidentally) more […]

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Who’s Winning the Culture Wars Now?

On May 6, 2016, as the run-up to the struggle between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton for the presidency began in earnest, one of the Left’s most influential and brilliant intellectuals, Harvard law professor Mark Tushnet, wrote a blog entry called “Abandoning Defensive Crouch Liberal Constitutionalism.” His most important assertion in that little screed, italicized […]

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The Rise and Fall of ‘Buttnik’

Given CNN’s breathless coverage, you’d think it was the launch of Sputnik. But, no, it was the launch of “Buttnik”—the orange, diaper-clad “Trump Baby” balloon that took flight over London during the president’s visit. On Friday morning the 20-foot-high (or six meters for metric fans) dread specter of Trump loathing wafted 98 feet into the […]

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Abolish ICE!

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Fusion GPS Targets Jim Jordan

Congress is slowly closing in on exposing the media’s shameful role in perpetuating the Trump-Russia collusion myth on the American people. Prominent news organizations are the accomplices—if not coconspirators—in the biggest political scandal in U.S. history. Now, two years later, there is no sign of surrender: A ludicrous article in New York magazine on July […]

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Abolishing the Democrats

It’s almost as if the Democrats cultured their newest and shiniest pet in a petri dish. Person of color? Check. Not male, pale, or stale? You bet. Millennial? Goody. Tenuous link to the struggles of people Democrats used to care about? Gotcha.   Alexandria Ocasia-Cortez is the “future” of the party, at least according to […]

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What the Health of the Body Politic Needs Now

Our body politic operates much like our own bodies, alternating between different levels of awareness and activity as it experiences and responds to stimuli. The parasympathetic nervous system, for example, helps the body to “rest and digest”—to function in specific ways while relaxed and calm. It is the state conducive to healing, growth, change. The […]

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‘Nazi’ ‘Hunters’ Distract from the Socialist Threat

If, like most reasonable people, you think the wisest thing to do when assured there is no real Nazi threat in America is to breathe a sigh of relief, then you’d make a poor leftist. A proper leftist knows that peddling the impending Nazi takeover of the Republican Party is the surefire way to advancement […]

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Over in a Barrel, Democrats Hurtle Toward the Rocks Below

A few months ago, the Democrat-Media Complex was brimming with bravado: this fall’s congressional elections, the story went, were sure to rebuke the gauche interloper Donald Trump and swamp him and his minions in a giant “Blue Wave” that would restore Democrats’ control of the legislative branch, launch impeachment proceedings in the House, convict him […]

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NeverTrump Bait and Switch: They Hate the Ideas, Not the Man

Michael Gerson, President George W. Bush’s head speechwriter, paid me the ultimate writer’s compliment last week: he attacked me in print. I count Michael as a friend, as I hope he does me, but in this matter I must follow Aristotle who said of his teacher, Plato, that Plato was dear to him but truth […]