Vladimir Putin is certainly worthy of condemnation. But that does not mean Donald Trump was wrong when he observed it would be “a good thing, not a bad thing” if America got on well with Russia.
After the current hysteria dies down, we may find the machinations of history still have a way of surprising us.
There seems to be some deep connection between the English language and that most uncommon virtue, common sense.
Canada’s prime minister won a skirmish but lost his credibility, which means that he has also lost legitimacy and will lose the war.
The deposition of Canada’s prime minister is unlikely to be so sanguinary as the Ceaușescus in Romania. But it will be no less definitive.
Maybe the Russians are doing what the Pentagon and State Department say they are doing. But our mantra should be “Don’t trust unless you can verify.”
Joe Biden came to town bearing a double-decker ice-cream smile. He likely wilI leave like Xerxes—confused, battered, alone.
Biden’s situation presents the unnamed committee who actually runs the presidency with a huge and delicate problem. It can’t last.
Will the country be able to survive three more years of a deep state conspiracy presided over by an angry, incompetent, and increasingly senile puppet?
What’s certain is not too many Americans will be willing to hand over the honor of choosing the next president to Liz Cheney and her smug, entitled, and repellent confrères.
Is liberalism the frog who blew himself up trying to be as big as an ox? In 2022 we may find out.
The myth that January 6 was an insurrection that aimed to “overthrow the government” must not be allowed to stand. The time to counter the Big Lie is now.
You still hear people talk about individual liberty and the rule of law, but the slogans are shot through with a brittle cynicism.
Emergencies justify emergency powers, and emergency powers mean that you can push ahead with your agenda on all fronts.
The new COVID variant is an excuse for control—the little frisson that comes with the exercise of power and lording it over other people.
We are not yet done with the COVID follies, not by a long shot.
It’s possible that the fates will smile kindly on Kyle Rittenhouse. More likely, however, he will be rendered radioactive, a pariah.
Reason allows us to distinguish between appearance and reality; but our reality turns out to be rooted firmly in the realm of appearance.
Something to keep in mind about January 6 is when the Soothsayer came to warn Caesar about the Ides of March, he wasn’t warning about a conspiracy theory. He was warning about a conspiracy in fact.
Are we living through the “dark” or “black” comedy that elite opinion, which likes to smirk but hates happy endings, loves to wallow in?