All the Chips Are on the Table Now

All the Chips Are on the Table Now

On the court issue, Democrats are exhibiting something akin to panic. They are warning that if a conservative jurist like Barrett is confirmed, Democrats may retaliate by “packing” the Supreme Court — increasing the number of justices from nine to 11 and installing two new liberals — if they win …

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Last Best Chance to Capture Supreme Court

Last Best Chance to Capture Supreme Court

Are there Republicans who would really walk away from this last, best chance to secure the court, simply because the process offends their sense of proper procedure? This may be a hard vote for Murkowski, Collins and a few other Republicans. But to vote down a qualified conservative nominee, on …

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Up for a New Cold War -- With China?

Up for a New Cold War — With China?

Why did Americans, after a 40-year struggle with another “Evil Empire,” ever believe differently about the Communist Party of China? Under the code of that party, the morality of an act is determined by whether it advances or retards the goals of the regime: expansion, conquest and domination. Is America, …

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The One Certain Victor in the Pandemic War

The One Certain Victor in the Pandemic War

Now, standing patiently in line for their bailouts, are the states — and America’s cities and counties. These governmental units are virtually all certain to face falling tax revenue and expanded social demands, leading to exploding deficits. Their case: You bailed out the businesses and the hospitals. What about us? …

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Can This Pandemic Usher in a New Era?

Can This Pandemic Usher in a New Era?

Trump should go further, turn the tables, and seize this crisis to do what he was elected to do — impose a new foreign policy. To fight the coronavirus at home, France is removing all military forces from Iraq. When NATO scaled back its war games in Europe because of …

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Failed Coup of a Failing Establishment

Failed Coup of a Failing Establishment

Tuesday, Trump takes his nationally televised victory lap in the U.S. Capitol with his State of the Union address, as triumphant Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and a humiliated Speaker Nancy Pelosi sit silently side-by-side behind him. It has been a bad few days for the establishment, really bad. In a …

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A Malicious Indictment Mitch Should Toss Out

A Malicious Indictment Mitch Should Toss Out

So weak is the case for impeachment that the elite in this city is demanding that the Senate do the work the House failed to do. About the impeachment of President Donald Trump she engineered with her Democratic majority, Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday: “It’s not personal. It’s not political. It’s …

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Will War Derail Trump's Reelection?

Will War Derail Trump’s Reelection?

If there are IEDs on Trump’s road to reelection, they may be found in the Middle and Near East, land of the forever wars, and North Korea. Not infrequently, foreign policy has proven decisive in presidential years. “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future,” Yogi Berra reminded us. …

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