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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, […]

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The Italian Establishment’s Coming Crash

After a political saga an Italian newspaper compared to a “Monty Python” sketch, Italian populists have cobbled together a government the Financial Times likens to “Modern Barbarians.” All good, then. The heady brew of alt-Left Five Star and hard-Right Lega forms Western Europe’s first unabashedly populist government at the beating heart of Western civilization. A […]

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Carter Page Is the Biggest Victim in the Trump-Russia Hoax

It’s hard to get a read on Carter Page. Since the Trump campaign volunteer became a central figure in the Obama administration’s plot to sabotage Donald Trump’s candidacy and undermine—if not destroy—his presidency, Page has been the target of numerous death threats. He is mocked by opinion writers and the public. (Just check out the […]

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How to Resurrect California’s Republican Party

Anyone taking a look at California’s June 2018 state primary ballot would have plenty of evidence to suggest the Republican Party in that state is dead. For starters, California’s GOP has two credible candidates for governor, businessman John Cox and State Assemblyman Travis Allen, which in a normal state might be a good thing. But […]

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Why Trump May Be America’s Last Republican President

Competence doesn’t win elections: bribery does. This is the central lesson in The Dictator’s Handbook, a book which studies politics in terms of interpersonal relationships and incentive structures, as opposed to vague social trends and ideological dogma—and it’s a lesson the Democrats learned well. In fact, the Democrats take it a step further: not only […]

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Dear Ex-Friends in #TheResistance

Hey, what’s up. Long time no talk. I think the last civil conversations we had occurred just days before November 8, 2016. You were supremely confident Hillary Clinton would win the presidential election; you voted for her with glee. As a lifelong Republican, I bit down hard and cast my vote for Donald Trump. Then […]

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The Deep State That Couldn’t Shoot Straight

The words “deep state” evoke images of evil geniuses carrying out schemes in hollowed-out mountains with submarine entrances.  What if they’re not that smart, though? Just malicious? The New York Times earlier this month reported that a joint interagency task force met at CIA headquarters beginning in the spring of 2016 to dig up dirt […]

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Hillary and the Married Deplorables

Hillary Clinton couldn’t resist referring again to her historic defeat while addressing the graduates at Yale last week. This brought to mind her remarks at a speaking event in India in March, which can still rankle. At that time, she declaimed that Trump’s “whole campaign, ‘Make America Great Again,’ was looking backwards,” and added for […]

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House Republican Leaders Dally and Delay on Immigration

Democrats in the House of Representatives are currently two GOP signatures away from forcing a series of votes designed to pass amnesty for upwards of 17 million illegal immigrants. Those responsible for stopping this effort—the House Republican leadership—have already conceded that it will happen. Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) told the Washington Post on […]

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Trump’s Lesson to California Republicans

California’s top-two primary might finally produce an interesting statewide race for governor. And President Donald Trump might be a pivotal reason why. A half-dozen prominent Democrats are vying to take over termed-out Jerry Brown’s office in the June 5 primary. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has a comfortable lead, leaving his fellow partisans to compete for […]

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Feeling Berned in Budapest

During a recent trip to Budapest, I met an American liberal who took just 47 minutes to tell me to go and screw myself. Well, she dressed that suggestion in more forceful garb, I’ll admit. The triggering of such familiar vitriol was innocent enough. I “deceived” her, she said. She was “so mad right now!” […]

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The Respect Deficit

He was duly and legally elected. It was a surprise to many and a great disappointment to a large number of voters. Many were enraged when he won the Republican nomination. But he went on to win the presidency even though he failed to win the popular vote. Some say he was able to win […]

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The Open Secret of the FBI’s Investigation of Trump’s Campaign

For the past several days, the American public has been treated to quite a spectacle. Since President Trump first suggested in March 2017 that his campaign had been “wiretapped” by President Obama, we have been assured by our betters across the political spectrum that claim was not true and Trump’s accusations were the unhinged hallucinations […]

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America 2.0

The government so carefully and brilliantly designed by the Framers and embodied in the Constitution is no more. Don’t believe me? Here is James Madison’s description of that government in Federalist 45: The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State […]