In chess, when one player is put by the other in a “mating net,” the game effectively is over. The player in the net has the right to “push the wood” until the inevitable end, and sometimes when the end is some moves away, the doomed player may actually do so. But he
In this Age of Trump, we are told, the Republican Party has changed its spots. As evidence, Democrats and the #Resisters point to the many GOP candidates who campaigned with the President this year and the rank-and-file who overwhelmingly support his policies. The claim, in other words, is that it is Trump that
For at least 25 years, the Republican Party has been promoting policies damaging both to its own political standing and to the middle class. In the face of the growing radicalism of the Democrats, and the need—more crucial now than ever—for the GOP to assemble a majority coalition of voters, it must reexamine
There are many reasons why Republicans might be favored in the midterm elections, not the least of which is their party’s policy successes—particularly with the economy—since Donald Trump’s election. But there’s another, rather less obvious reason, why many in the party would like to see the GOP do well: the ongoing housekeeping within
Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation hearings shined a bright and ugly light on many people and organizations. People, for instance, such as the entire membership of the Senate Democratic caucus (with one notable exception), who, in a display of the finer instincts of hyenas, fell over one another in their abandonment of due process
If democracy in the United States is imperiled, as some say it is, then the pregnant question remains: Imperiled by whom? For the Left, Democrats, the pop culture industry, most of the mainstream press, and those in the permanent government bureaucracy known colloquially as “the deep state,” the answer is always Donald Trump.
Much has been written about the political and ideological one-sidedness of TV networks like Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC, but in the larger scheme of things their performance is not a game changer. MSNBC, after all, is just a liberal opinion channel, and both Fox and CNN have little influence among journalists elsewhere.