NeverTrump Makes a Left Turn

National Review in February 2016 published “Against Trump,” a special issue that made a reasoned case for why conservatives should oppose Donald Trump’s nomination as the Republican candidate for president. Nearly two-dozen conservative writers and influencers weighed in; most of them cogently—and correctly—explained that Trump was not a “true conservative.” He had supported

By | 2017-11-09T14:12:57+00:00 November 9th, 2017|

“Nothing to See Here!”: The Crackup of the Democratic Party

Last night’s Democratic victories in Virginia and New Jersey have caused pollsters and pundits to focus all of their attention on the potential looming troubles for the Republican Party. The ruling class, of course, is only too happy to keep us fixated on the shellacking Republicans took yesterday. But overly focusing on Republican

By | 2017-11-08T22:59:13+00:00 November 8th, 2017|

Crossing the Trump Rubicon

We are in a veritable war of competing visions. The strife inside the two parties is irrelevant—when compared to the larger existential war for the soul of America. Like it or not, Donald Trump in fits and starts has chosen not to accommodate the progressive vision. But in most unlikely fashion he leads

By | 2017-11-07T07:30:24+00:00 November 6th, 2017|

Trump Has Broken the Apology Hypnosis on Race

He broke me,” Kathy Griffin famously said of our 45th President as she gazed, narcissistically, upon her self-inflicted wounds after incomprehensibly and symbolically decapitating the man Politico once called an outsider and an outer-borough brawler. Many Americans of the conservative persuasion have been waiting for a brawler who would fight the good fight

By | 2017-11-02T09:36:33+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|

Robert Mueller’s Small Fry

Since Robert S. Mueller has pursued President Trump’s people so aggressively, we need to go back to the letter which appointed him as special prosecutor. It told him to look for signs of coordination between Trump’s campaign supporters and the Russian government. But that’s not all it said. The overarching purpose of Mueller’s

By | 2017-11-03T06:10:12+00:00 November 1st, 2017|

Nothing Burger With Wheeze

Given the ocean of blaring red type with which the Drudge Report greeted the news of the indictment of Paul Manafort and Richard Gates on Monday morning, you might have thought that here, at last, was the smoking gun in the Trump-colludes-with-Ruskies-to-snatch-the-election-from-Hillary narrative. I have no doubt the collective hearts of Max Boot,

By | 2017-11-02T11:07:46+00:00 October 31st, 2017|