We Need a New Elite

President Trump is taking a sledgehammer to the establishment consensus, and that consensus deserves it. New affronts to the people’s common sense emerge daily to vindicate his project. Just take the recent example of Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). Upon the publication of the Washington Post’s exposé alleging Roy Moore’s sexual impropriety with minors,

By | 2017-11-17T14:09:12+00:00 November 17th, 2017|

The Thoughtfuls vs. the Roughneck-in-Chief

When it became increasingly clear in the spring of 2016 that Donald Trump would be the Republican nominee for president, a group of Catholic Thoughtfuls penned a letter that March warning that the Catholic project was in “grave danger” because of Trump’s “vulgarity, oafishness, shocking ignorance and . . . demagoguery.” They made

By | 2017-11-15T12:11:29+00:00 November 15th, 2017|

Why I Have Given Up on Trumpism

I have given up on Trumpism. I realize this declaration will come as a surprise to some readers. I should mention, therefore, that it is a decision to which I came only after considerable reflection. It was not easy. I have plenty of friends who endorse Trumpism. I acknowledge that I did as

By | 2017-11-14T23:42:50+00:00 November 14th, 2017|

Mueller’s Collusion Illusion

By now, it’s impossible to believe there was no collusion involving foreign powers in the 2016 presidential election. It's just that the campaign in question isn’t Trump’s. If you've missed the evidence pointing to Clinton collusion, you've not been following the events precipitating—and now engulfing—the Mueller investigation very carefully.With the initial set of indictments

By | 2017-11-14T14:21:07+00:00 November 12th, 2017|

It Did Happen Here—How Fascism Came to America

 Sinclair Lewis’s 1935 satiric novel about a fascist takeover, It Can’t Happen Here, has made a furious comeback at the expense of the maligned Donald Trump. That it is an act of supreme political ignorance for anyone to think Lewis’s novel somehow foreshadows the rise of Trump has not prevented such ignorance from manifesting

By | 2017-11-10T14:59:30+00:00 November 10th, 2017|