The coronavirus pandemic is a reminder that we live in an uncertain world. A lot of frivolous things are likely to go away when this is over.
No one envies President Trump’s enormous burden right now. And that’s why most of his critics have either been muted or ineffectual. This is a time of real politics. Even Trump’s critics know they have very little to say about that.
Far from being concerned about Joe Biden’s creeping senility, the deep state may be rallying for the former vice president precisely because he will be weak, easily manipulated, and no threat to their agenda and habitual overreach.
The coronavirus pandemic underscores the fundamental fact that America can’t be great again until it restores its economic independence.
When Trump says “Make America Great Again,” the message is one of restoring the wealth, honor, and status of this shrinking group, which has been crushed by a pincer movement of a hateful elite and a grasping and desperate underclass.
Like all organization kids, Pete Buttigieg looks good on paper and always got an “A.” But sometimes the “C” student gets to be the boss, because he takes chances, is good with people, and can come up with something other than the “book answer.”
If there is not already a law against the Biden family’s self-dealing, there should be. It’s not unique, and the fact that it’s met with a shrug by many of our lawmakers suggests a much bigger problem in their attitude about public service.
Whatever Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is doing—and he is doing most of it discreetly and behind the scenes—is working. Combined with President Trump’s message and popularity, this has proven to be a powerful combination. As all warriors know, it pays to be a winner.
While the lessons of 1939 should not be forgotten, neither should we forget the real lessons of the First World War.
The intersection of journalism and leaking in the nation’s capital, far from being in the service of a pursuit of truth or a check upon powerful interests, is simply another mechanism for the elite to consolidate power.
Far from settling scores, America should be looking for the exits as fast as possible. But, at least here, the president’s transactional calculus prevented us from further running up the bill.
Getting distracted by this peripheral, chaotic, and sectarian part of the world has as little to do with our long term interests today as Lebanon did in 1983.
Just as civil and criminal trials cannot proceed to trial when the allegations of misconduct are fundamentally flawed, the Senate too has the power—indeed, the duty—to dispose of flawed and partisan impeachment articles without conducting a full-fledged trial through the familiar mechanism of a pre-trial dismissal.
The Right, and in particular its young people, should look at a recent draconian criminal sentence in Iowa as a cautionary tale.
Without having committed a crime nor broken any particular rules, an impeachment is underway. All this when the abuses of the FBI in the last election represent a form of interference that far eclipses anything foreign or domestic that has ever occurred in the history of the republic.
Figures on both the Left and the Right have engaged in moral retreat, forgetting the moral dimensions to drug abuse. This retreat is just part of their broader abandonment of the rich western tradition of ordered liberty and its replacement with absolutist libertarianism.
Just as the false knowledge of diversity prevents the acquisition of usable knowledge about human differences, the false freedom of open borders increasingly reduces the real, historical freedoms that “enriched” peoples once enjoyed.
For the Right, opposing childhood transgender treatment is a way to articulate a positive program of opposing degeneracy and supporting healthy family formation.
The young men of the Right want real change. They want their country back. They want to fight a real culture war, not a facsimile of one.
Questions of foreign policy, particularly those of war and peace, are among the most critical in politics. A lost war can destroy an empire and […]