Can the GOP’s Shotgun Marriage Be Saved?

Wednesday morning, Nov. 9, 2016, Republicans awoke to learn they had won the lottery. Donald Trump had won the presidency by carrying Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. All three states had gone Democratic in the last six presidential elections. The GOP had won both houses of Congress. Party control of governorships …

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Is Trump's Agenda Being Eclipsed?

Is Trump’s Agenda Being Eclipsed?

“I have not become the King’s First Minister in order to preside over the liquidation of the British Empire,” said Winston Churchill to cheers at the Lord Mayor’s luncheon in London in November 1942. True to his word, the great man did not begin the liquidation. When his countrymen threw …

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The Passing of the Pelosi Era

The Passing of the Pelosi Era

In the first round of the special election for the House seat in Georgia’s Sixth District, 30-year-old Jon Ossoff swept 48 percent. He more than doubled the vote of his closest GOP rival, Karen Handel. A Peach State pickup for the Democrats and a huge humiliation for President Trump seemed …

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When Pat Buchanan Tried To Make America Great Again

When Pat Buchanan Tried To Make America Great Again

If you’re wondering how Donald Trump happened, all you have to do is let Pat Buchanan, the founding father of Republican insurrection, beguile you with a history no one else can tell. By Sam Tanenhaus – Esquire It’s impossible to say exactly when the rehabilitation of Patrick Buchanan began, partly …

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It's Trump's Party, Now

It’s Trump’s Party, Now

Before the largest audience of his political career, save perhaps his inaugural, Donald Trump delivered the speech of his life. And though Tuesday’s address may be called moderate, even inclusive, Trump’s total mastery of his party was on full display. Congressional Republicans who once professed “free-trade” as dogmatic truth rose …

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What Hath Trump Wrought?

What Hath Trump Wrought?

“If I don’t win, this will be the greatest waste of time, money and energy in my lifetime,” says Donald Trump. Herewith, a dissent. Whatever happens Tuesday, Trump has made history and has forever changed American politics. Though a novice in politics, he captured the Party of Lincoln with the …

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Pat Buchanan - Politico's Top-50 - 2016

Politico’s Top-50: Pat Buchanan #7 – The Proto-Trump

From Politico’s guide to the top-50 thinkers, doers and visionaries transforming American politics in 2016. People often wonder where the Donald Trump phenomenon really came from. Pat Buchanan is a pretty good place to start. Buchanan, a former adviser to Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan, became a broadcast …

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Trump & the Hillarycons

In 1964, Phyllis Schlafly of Alton, Illinois, mother of six, wrote and published a slim volume entitled “A Choice Not an Echo.” Backing the candidacy of Sen. Barry Goldwater, the book was a polemic against the stranglehold the eastern liberal establishment had held on the Republican nomination for decades. Schlafly …

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