A Very Bad Week for #TheResistance

Expect the anti-Trump mob to be drinking heavily this weekend. The week has been filled with lots of bad news for them. Sadly for Trump foes, the U.S. economy is thriving: Market indicators this week continued to rise, pointing to a “robust” 2018. Jobless claims are near a 45 year-low, and “job openings

By | 2018-04-20T16:22:10+00:00 April 20th, 2018|

Clinton Coup Clan

There’s something happening here. A coup d'état, also known as a coup in both English and French, is “an illegal and overt seizure of the state by the military or other elites within the state apparatus.” Such overthrows have been common in the Third World, but now American Millennials, GenXers and Baby Boomers alike can

By | 2018-04-16T10:44:50+00:00 April 16th, 2018|

‘Miranda’ Versus America

When the great Thomas Sowell retired from writing commentary in 2016, he wrapped up his farewell column this way: With all the advances of blacks over the years, nothing so brought home to me the social degeneration in black ghettoes like a visit to a Harlem high school some years ago. When I

By | 2018-04-15T12:33:50+00:00 April 14th, 2018|

University of the Swamp

Is this just a gratifying dream or a frightful, dangerous fancy: to have a government agency that cracks down on the sources of intellectual and spiritual pollution the way the Environmental Protection Agency treats manufacturers that produce toxic pollutants? The dream is reality, at least in part, as evidenced by the recent  intervention

By | 2018-04-11T23:44:40+00:00 April 11th, 2018|

Congress Needs to Rein in Overreaching Judges

Attorney General Jeff Sessions last month gave a speech about the rise of “super legislators.” He wasn’t talking about members of Congress; he was talking about judges. In particular, he was talking about district court judges, and the growing frequency with which individual judges from California to Boston are issuing national injunctions—that is,

By | 2018-04-02T13:03:49+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|

Adult Supervision: Advice from the Founders

Impassioned protests following the mass shooting at a Florida high school culminated over the weekend with marches on Washington, D.C., and other cities. To properly evaluate these spectacles, let's suspend for the moment Aristotle’s recommendation that the youth should not study politics because they are ruled by their passions rather than reason. Their anguished

By | 2018-03-29T08:00:08+00:00 March 28th, 2018|

Presence of Malice

In the ongoing saga that is Washington, thousands of government emails go missing and a strange dossier charts a bevy of bedwetting prostitutes. The cast of this tale features, among others, a former FBI boss, several shadowy Russians, an American Soviet scholar with a short-wave radio, and a British spy we might call

By | 2018-03-28T09:25:31+00:00 March 28th, 2018|