Liberals have the power, but they won’t save us. Liberalism is a personality: flexible, situational, attuned to prevailing winds
From now on, when conservatives hear liberal elites alert Americans in fretful tones of a rising rabble on the Right, they should respond, “Stop trying to hide your own miserable ineptitude!”
Popular conservative thinkers warn of the dangers of class warfare and everything-is-political thinking. But they can’t advise a subordinate class how to climb out of a pit.
Too many people fail to recognize that when liberal elites sign on to “systemic racism” and other leftist concoctions they are not endorsing an ideology, they are protecting themselves.
Any Republican politician who is not at the front in fighting election fraud should be understood quite well as one who never wanted President Trump to win in the first place.
Republicans act as if this is a political debate, a policy dispute, not a culture war. Put Hayek away, and read Mailer, Wolfe, Cleaver, Sontag . . .
Republicans, please hire some people to teach you how to seize the race issue, not run from it. The Democrat position is flimsy; it’s rhetorical, not empirical.
This is a campaign issue that frightens the Left, and with good reason. Republicans should move swiftly.
The question to pose to our humanities signatories is this: why have your fields proven so discouraging to African Americans? It takes quite a bit of cluelessness and self-regard to deflect your poor performance onto others.
With the Bostock decision, social conservatives have been betrayed again by promises of judicial appointees who will adhere to the Constitution.
The ritual of offense has been rehearsed a million times before, but it doesn't fly when death and disease, job loss and financial ruin are in play.
To call President Trump a bully is to forget the high-stakes bullying that has accompanied every politicization that has happened from primary-school classrooms to the human resources divisions in corporate America.
The sharp divide in our politics is not an unfortunate consequence of rising extremism or some other trans-ideological cause. It is exactly what the American Left has wanted all along.
The anti-Trump “resistance” deserves another name: #TheReactionaries. They believe they are always moving, ever pursuing social change, pushing for more reform, more correction, but having conquered so much of American society, they are, in effect, a mighty status quo.
It's a competition for jobs.
Democrats can’t be content-of-character liberals anymore. They can’t hold to the liberal premise of individual rights, not when group identity has become the first determination of who and what a person is.
The liberal elite are in the midst of a crisis of legitimacy. In President Trump’s fate lies their fate. If he survives until November 2020, and proceeds to win reelection, the cognitive dissonance will be excruciating.
Progressives declare that their dismantling of old ideas was a liberating and just and overdue project, but the ideas they have installed in their place are a lot more binding and coercive than the ones that prevailed before.
No more compromise, no more calls for bipartisanship.
It has to be the strangest platform ever conceived. Human beings want to believe that their country is good; they want to feel proud of their homeland, not ashamed; guilt is not a happy condition, especially a guilt whose source is so far from their experience.