The Return of 'Law and Order'

The Return of ‘Law and Order’

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To secure the safety of poor communities, several elements have always been needed: police to prevent crimes and arrest the criminals who commit them, prosecutors who will put them away, and prison cells to house them. This was the formula that broke the back of the long crime wave that …

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Biden Bets the Farm -- to 'Change the World'

Biden Bets the Farm — to ‘Change the World’

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While Biden’s $6 trillion in total spending is spread over several years, it represents a claim on the nation’s wealth equal to 30% of GDP — a figure comparable to FDR’s New Deal and LBJ’s Great Society… Where does Biden propose to get the money to pay for this great …

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Behind Trump's Strategic Pivot

Behind Trump’s Strategic Pivot

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Trump can make the case that while China was the origin of the Wuhan virus that killed scores of thousands of Americans, it was Donald J. Trump who led us through the tragedy, and he is leading us forward, once again, to a new prosperity. What will be Joe Biden’s …

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Will Depression II Dictate Trump's Fate?

Will Depression II Dictate Trump’s Fate?

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Politically, the Depression worked for the Democratic Party like no other event in history. After the Crash of 1929 under Herbert Hoover, the GOP held the House and Senate for only four of the next 50 years. As of April 30, the coronavirus pandemic has killed 61,500 Americans in two …

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Are the Democrats Bent on Suicide?

Are the Democrats Bent on Suicide?

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After reading an especially radical platform agreed upon by the British Labor Party, one Tory wag described it as “the longest suicide note in history.” The phrase comes to mind on reading of the resolution calling for a Green New Deal, advanced by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and endorsed by at least …

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How Berkeley Birthed the Right

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In December 1964, a Silver Age of American liberalism, to rival the Golden Age of FDR and the New Deal, seemed to be upon us. Barry Goldwater had been crushed in a 44-state landslide and the GOP reduced to half the size of the Democratic Party, with but 140 seats …

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Why God Created the GOP

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“God put the Republican Party on earth to cut taxes. If they don’t do that, they have no useful function.” Columnist Robert Novak was speaking of the party that embraced the revolution of Ronald Reagan, who had hung a portrait of Calvin Coolidge in his Cabinet Room and set about …

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The Coming Age of Austerity

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“Are the good times really over for good?” asked Merle Haggard in his 1982 lament. Then, the good times weren’t over. In fact, they were coming back, with the Reagan recovery, the renewal of the American spirit and the end of a Cold War that had consumed so much of …

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