Congratulate Mitch McConnell on Electing Doug Jones

Roy Moore did not lose Tuesday’s U.S. Senate race on substance. He lost the special election due to an over-the-top smear campaign from the Left and betrayal by his own party’s leadership. Let’s congratulate Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on electing yet another Democrat to the World’s Greatest Deliberative Body. Moore’s election

By | 2017-12-13T18:15:20+00:00 December 13th, 2017|

Breaking the Republican Stockholm Syndrome

The Democrats are rolling out their 2018 campaign strategy: Resurrect the “war on women” rhetoric that served them well in 2012 against Mitt Romney and his hapless presidential campaign. Senator Al Franken’s (D-Minn.) atrocious and ugly “resignation” speech on the Senate floor last week can only be understood in light of this larger

By | 2017-12-11T10:49:51+00:00 December 11th, 2017|

Don’t Reform the CFPB: Burn It Down, Salt the Earth

Interim CFPB Director Mick Mulvaney Washington, D.C. is a town full of acronyms and Orwellian Doublespeak. But one of the newer alphabet-soup agencies is causing a particular stir of late—the ironically named Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Just the other day President Trump tweeted, The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB,

By | 2017-11-29T12:09:38+00:00 November 29th, 2017|

Where Else Do Establishment Republicans Have to Go?

In a recent column, I advised conservatives and populists not to alienate less doctrinaire conservatives because they need their votes in general elections. A number of readers pointed out they have reason to be angry with “the establishment,” especially on matters like immigration and government spending. They have a great point. Just as

By | 2017-11-30T09:16:49+00:00 November 29th, 2017|

Never Mind ‘Trumpism’: What is ‘Deplorablism’?

There is lots of talk about a new nationalist populist worker movement. Supposedly, something quite new would institutionalize, define, and solidify the Trump base of aging Reagan Democrats, old Ross Perot independents, Tea Party remnants, newly disaffected Democratic workers, and a few returning libertarians and paleocons. Certainly, together they helped to swung the

By | 2017-11-21T14:04:55+00:00 November 20th, 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|