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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Long Before Trump, We Were a Divided People

Long Before Trump, We Were a Divided People

When have Republicans ever exhibited the home-team enthusiasm they demonstrated during that State of the Union address and the post-acquittal gathering in the East Room? When have working- and middle-class voters shown such support for a Republican as they do for Trump at his mammoth rallies? In a way, Donald …

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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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Where Are the 'High Crimes'?

Where Are the ‘High Crimes’?

Nowhere in the articles of impeachment is “treason” mentioned. Nor is “bribery” or “extortion,” the other crimes alleged. Where are the “high crimes” in this impeachment resolution? There are none. “Quid pro quo” was the accusatory Latin phrase most often used to describe President Donald Trump’s July 25 phone call …

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A Multicultural Mugging of Uncle Joe

A Multicultural Mugging of Uncle Joe

“Everybody’s talking about how terrible I am on these issues,” wailed Biden. He fought back gamely. But he also stammered, mumbled, misspoke and some of his answers seemed to be canned rebuttals. In his opening statement at Wednesday’s Democratic debate in Detroit, Joe Biden addressed Donald Trump while pointing proudly …

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Are Democrats Ceding the Center to Trump?

Are Democrats Ceding the Center to Trump?

Other problems have now arisen for the Democrats because of the issues that have come to the fore: race, radicalism and the border. None looks like a winning Democratic issue in November 2020. Since the Democratic debates in June, the tide seems to have receded for the party and its …

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Joe Biden

Will Joe Repudiate His Segregationist Friends?

The Democratic Party, the oldest party on earth, was from its founding to the final third of the 20th century, the bastion of slavery, secession and segregation. “Apologize for what? Cory should apologize. He knows better. There’s not a racist bone in my body.” Thus did a stung Joe Biden …

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Are Abortion & Gay Rights American Values?

Are Abortion & Gay Rights American Values?

What are these “values” of which politicians incessantly talk? Are they immutable? Or do they change with the changing times? “My religion defines who I am. And I’ve been a practicing Catholic my whole life,” said Vice President Joe Biden in 2012. “I accept my church’s position on abortion as …

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