Now, the Left Owns It All

Now, the Left Owns It All

In anticipation of Wednesday’s inauguration, 25,000 National Guard have been deployed in and around D.C. to defend against right-wing mobs or would-be assassins. Three or four times as many troops are here in D.C. as there are U.S. troops in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria combined. That mob that split off …

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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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Can Democracy Hold Us Together?

Can Democracy Hold Us Together?

In announcing the $900 billion stimulus bill to deal with the pandemic, Speaker Nancy Pelosi did not mention that the gifts for her distressed countrymen and women at Christmas would have been twice as large had she taken President Trump’s offer of $1.8 trillion in October… Rather than let Donald …

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After Lee, It's Lincoln's Turn

After Lee, It’s Lincoln’s Turn

As one looks down the list of greats whose statues are to be pulled down and names removed from public buildings, there seems to be a single common great sin for which none can be forgiven. First, they came for the Confederates. And that purge is far from over. Jefferson …

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Has America's Suez Moment Come?

Has America’s Suez Moment Come?

Can a nation so distracted, so divided, so at war with itself continue to meet all of the duties, obligations and commitments that are ours as the self-proclaimed “leader of the free world”? 2020 will surely qualify as an “annus horribilis” in the history of the Republic. By New Year’s, …

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Can a Disintegrating America Come Together?

Can a Disintegrating America Come Together?

Today, we are divided over ideology, morality, culture, race and history. We are divided over whether America is the great nation we were raised to revere and love or a nation born in great sins and crimes… On the last days of the 2020 campaign, President Donald Trump was holding …

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America: a Land of Ceaseless Conflict

America: a Land of Ceaseless Conflict

What these episodes suggest is that the idea of bipartisan comity, or some new era of national unity should Biden win, is self-delusion. When Amy Coney Barrett was nominated to a judgeship on the U.S. Court of Appeals in 2017, Sen. Dianne Feinstein was taken aback by the Notre Dame …

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Can Trump Pull a Second Rabbit Out of the Hat?

Can Trump Pull a Second Rabbit Out of the Hat?

Still, this thing is not over. For, at this stage of the 2016 campaign, Hillary Clinton was showing equally impressive poll numbers, and she would go on to lose all eight of those battleground states in the greatest upset since Harry Truman defeated Tom Dewey in 1948. “Apres moi, la …

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