The Real World Reasserts Itself

The Real World Reasserts Itself

If black lives matter, where is Black Lives Matter? Rarely in these stories of shootings and killings does one read that the dead were the victims of rogue cops or white supremacists. Since the death of George Floyd beneath the knee of a cop in Minneapolis on Memorial Day, the …

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Biden's Game Plan -- Take No Risks & Run Out the Clock

Biden’s Game Plan — Take No Risks & Run Out the Clock

A second hurdle for Biden is his speech accepting the Democratic nomination. The country would be watching intently to see if the Biden of August 2020 had lost the mental and communication skills he once had. But Biden’s advisers bypassed that hurdle this week by declaring that the pandemic prevents …

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As the Filibuster Goes, So Goes the GOP

As the Filibuster Goes, So Goes the GOP

After abolishing the filibuster, says Obama, Democrats should ram through statehood for Puerto Rico and D.C., thereby expanding the Senate to 104 members, and adding four new Democratic senators. That new Senate, says Obama, should enact every law possible to enlarge and expand the electorate, including extending the ballot to …

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American 'Stormtroopers' -- A Bright Shining Lie

American ‘Stormtroopers’ — A Bright Shining Lie

When the protests turned into riots, when the looting and arson began, when the statues began to be pulled down, when the rampages went on and on for weeks and months after Floyd’s death, support began to wane. And it is dissipating quickly. The country is not going to sit …

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Can Trump Pull a Truman?

Can Trump Pull a Truman?

A medical crisis, an economic crisis, and a cultural and social crisis, have hit us all at once, raising some fundamental questions. On July 22, 1988, after the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta, the party nominee, Gov. Michael Dukakis, enjoyed a 17-point lead over Vice President George W. Bush. Five …

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A Culture War Battle Trump Can Win

A Culture War Battle Trump Can Win

Where was Biden when Trump was standing up for America on Independence Day? As his Party tweeted that Trump’s trip to Mount Rushmore was aimed at “glorifying white supremacy,” Biden was wailing about the need “to rip the roots of systemic racism” out of America. Speaking at Mount Rushmore on …

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Now It's Woodrow Wilson's Turn

Now It’s Woodrow Wilson’s Turn

Wilson’s support of segregation was a matter of record in his own time and is a subject about which every biographer and historian of that period has been aware. When did Princeton discover that this Southern-born president, the most famous son in the school’s history, like so many of his …

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Biden's Basement Strategy: Just Say Nothing

Biden’s Basement Strategy: Just Say Nothing

If Biden emerges, then he will have to answer why all these institutions where his party and people are predominant — the media, Hollywood, the academic community, public schools, big-city governments, the big foundations, the federal bureaucracy — are apparently shot through with systemic racism after decades of Democratic dominance. …

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