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The Paul Ryan Express: Punching His Ticket to K Street

Months after announcing his plans to retire from Congress, why is Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) still Speaker of the House? It’s hard to imagine anyone less willing or able to lead House Republicans into a must-win November election than this guy. At this point, it’s not clear Ryan even wants his side to win. Joining the […]

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The NeverTrump Dilemma

After “CBS Evening News” anchor Walter Cronkite said he no longer trusted America’s leaders regarding the Vietnam War, President Lyndon Johnson supposedly remarked, “If I’ve lost Cronkite, I’ve lost Middle America.” A month later, on March 31, 1968, Johnson stunned the nation by dropping his re-election bid. So should President Trump and the Republican Party […]

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Why This Immigration Psychodrama Will Also Pass

A month from now there will be a new manufactured news story that Donald Trump is savage, represents an existential danger, or is unhinged. We will hear of another Trump official cornered and driven out from a liberal-owned Beltway or New York City restaurant. An unhinged Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) will rant some more about […]

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George Will Willfully Wills Defeat

George F. Will is no William F. Buckley, Jr. Buckley could drop a $5-word or an historical reference in one of his columns and readers would think, “How erudite!” He did it gracefully, like a talented conjurer presenting a lady with a flower plucked from thin air. If the item Buckley used was strange to […]

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Russia Meddled and Almost Nobody Cared, Until . . .

Political leaders and journalists are deeply concerned about Russian meddling in U.S. elections. Took ’em long enough. The Russians have been meddling in U.S. elections for at least 70 years. In 1948, the Progressive Party—a front for the Soviet-controlled Communist Party—ran former Vice President Henry Wallace (pictured above with actor Edward G. Robinson) as its […]

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Who’s Going to Be the Next Mondale?

For the first time since the election of 1984, the Left is on the run and they don’t like it one bit. Back then, they had been stunned when the ignorant, trigger-happy cowboy Ronald Reagan upset Jimmy Carter in 1980; a man they were absolutely sure had almost no chance to win the presidency instead […]

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The Trans-Atlantic Class Struggle

At the recent G7 summit, President Trump differed with the leaders of Britain, Germany, France and Canada on a host of issues. But the real reason why he and the leaders of longtime allied countries treated one another as enemies is that they belong to socio-political classes engaged in a cold war. Since World War […]

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How Libertarians Could Hand Control of Congress to Democrats

With control of the U.S. Congress to be decided in less than five months, many factors could affect the outcome. Will voters in California flip five congressional seats from GOP to Democrat? Will the “blue wave” wash across America, emanating from the coasts and inundating flyover country? Will Trump’s gambles on trade and foreign affairs […]

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Crime and Punishment

The Justice Department Inspector General’s report on the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s unsecured personal email server laid bare a widespread pattern of conduct that “cast a cloud” over the FBI. The report incites the inference that the Bureau is a severely corrupted organization, tainted and warped by unconstitutional ambitions to meddle in electoral matters. Although […]

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Two Pathways on Immigration

In a win for the rule of law, the amnesty push in the House of Representatives—for the moment, at least—has been stopped in its tracks. But a new front in the battle for meaningful border security measures is about to emerge. After cutting a few side deals to stop the final two Republicans from adding […]

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The Real Rising Extremism in America

As the adage goes, “Accuse your opponents of that which you are guilty.” Avoid the blame, or embarrassment, for your own vices by first declaring that your enemies are guilty of those same ills so that the disgust and attention are shifted away from you. The American Left has all but mastered this tactic, having […]

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Unforced Errors Drag Down the Greatness Agenda

President Trump’s job approval ratings had been rising for more than six months until last week. His rapid decline from 44.6 percent to 42.2 percent in the Real Clear Politics average cannot be explained by bad economic news or a foreign policy reverse. Quite the contrary: unemployment hit an 18-year low in figures released on […]

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Show Us the Sources and Methods

“We have to protect sources and methods!” This claim has been deployed repeatedly by those who want to impede the efforts of President Trump and his supporters in Congress to pry the lid off the origins of the counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign for supposed “Russian collusion.” As I argue at The Hill, while […]

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Do Even Democrats Believe What They’re Selling?

Donna Brazile was 9-years-old when she cut her political teeth. After hearing that a local candidate for New Orleans city council pledged to build a playground in her hardscrabble working-class neighborhood, Brazile joined the campaign and pamphleted every block. The candidate won. Brazile’s neighborhood got the playground.   Impressive, but the former chairwoman of the […]

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State of Resistance: What John Cox’s Top-Two Win Means

Now it’s a proper race. Republican John Cox finished second in Tuesday’s top-two gubernatorial primary. He’ll face Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom in November’s general election to see who will succeed Gov. Jerry Brown. The odds of a Cox victory are long—but then again, Hillary Clinton was a mortal lock to win the presidency, too.  The […]

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If There’s a Red Wave Election in 2018, This Will Be Why

As primaries roll by and the midterms approach, it’s worth remembering that for Republicans 2016 represented an opportunity more than a victory. It was a chance for them to help the country break the 30-year-spell the Clintons and the Bushes cast, President Barack Obama notwithstanding. It was also a chance for rank-and-file Republicans to replace […]

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As the Wiseguys Turn: McCabe, Comey, and the FBI Boys

Back in the heyday of the New York City mafia, the wiseguys used to gather at the Ravenite Social Club in Manhattan’s Little Italy, a place on Mulberry Street that John Gotti and the Gambino crime family used as their informal headquarters. Despite Gotti’s best efforts to keep the cops away, the FBI managed to […]

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Separating the Diamonds from the Ashes in the California Primary

Understandably, many write off California as a lost cause. Others, possessed of eternal optimism, claim that California can still be saved. The June 5 primaries showed us that the odds for California are around 50-50. It really could go either way. Statewide Statistics The races for governor and U.S. senator were at the top of […]

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Politically Correct Pedophilia

It’s practically a cliché when an old guy or a conservative complains about declining moral standards. But with the news of a professed pedophile now openly seeking a seat in Congress and placing his pedophilia front and center as part of his platform, I feel fairly secure in passing judgment on our society. Something is very […]

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The Scandal on the Other Foot

Consider the following alternate reality. Imagine that it is now summer 2024. A 78-year-old lame-duck President Trump is winding down his second term, basking in positive polls. His dutiful vice president in waiting, Mike Pence, is at last getting his chance to run for president. Imagine also that Pence is a shoo-in, facing long-shot, hard-leftist, […]