Trump -- Once and Future King?

Trump — Once and Future King?

There is a specific Trumpian agenda, with which he is alone associated, that is becoming the issues agenda of the conservative movement and the party base, if not the party elites. “I don’t know if he’ll run in 2024 or not. But if he does, I’m pretty sure he will …

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Will the Radical Left Reunite the GOP?

Will the Radical Left Reunite the GOP?

The succession struggle in the GOP is now underway. But as for now, Donald Trump is The Man, and he is not going anywhere… Still, even if Trump cannot unite the Republican Party, he brings, far and away, the largest pile of chips to the table. “Our historic, patriotic and …

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2020: America's Wake-Up Call

2020: America’s Wake-Up Call

Unable to stand up to a China in which they invested so many hopes, the American establishment turns to Russia — a nation with one-tenth China’s population and one-tenth of its economy, and no army or navy to match Beijing’s — as its adversary of choice. Who could have predicted …

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Will Justice Amy Star in 'The Five'?

Will Justice Amy Star in ‘The Five’?

America’s court wars, in which the coming battle over Barrett’s nomination may prove decisive, go back half a century. By nominating Federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, Donald Trump kept his word, and more than that. Should she be confirmed, he will have made history. Even his …

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A Most Consequential Presidency

A Most Consequential Presidency

Trump has also changed the character and composition of the GOP, making it more of a working- and middle-class party. Where George H.W. Bush sought to build a “New World Order” with America as global hegemon and George W. Bush preached a global crusade for democracy “to end tyranny in …

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The Progressive Racism of the Ivy League

The Progressive Racism of the Ivy League

Is it praiseworthy to advance Hispanic applicants over Asian applicants with far higher test scores and academic achievements? Why? What did these Chinese, Korean, Filipino and Vietnamese high school seniors do to deserve discrimination in the country to which their parents came where, supposedly, “All men are created equal”? If …

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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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A Fatal Failing of Establishment Elites

A Fatal Failing of Establishment Elites

Biden’s gaffe and Burchard’s slur have this in common: Both manifest a measure of condescension toward a large bloc of voters. Hillary Clinton did something similar in 2016… In his half-century in national politics, Joe Biden has committed more than his fair share of gaffes. Wednesday, he confused Pearl Harbor …

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