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Archive of posts published in the category: Democrats

Generation Z

from Selena Zito,  Why the generation after millennials will vote Republican “They are not as impressed with fame — celebrities, athletes, politicians — as are their predecessors, since fame in their lifetime has become rather easy to obtain with social media…

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The Essence of Identity Politics

from Ed Driscoll and The Rise of the John Birch Left The modern left is built around a trio of laudable principles: protecting the environment is good, racism is bad, and so is demonizing a person over his or her…

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Means Matter

One of the problems with the ‘ends justify the means’ mentality is determining whose ends you are pursuing. The idea of a living constitution sounds fine to the left as long as they are pursuing the goals the left values,…

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The New Populism

From Noah Rothman at Commentary, The Age of Emotion and Unreason The elites and experts in whom society has placed its trust have underperformed over the last decade. This phenomenon was discussed at length in the latest COMMENTARY podcast. In virtually every sector…

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A Radicalized Bureaucracy

from The National Review, Matthew Continetti writes Who Rules The United States: The last few weeks have confirmed that there are two systems of government in the United States. The first is the system of government outlined in the U.S.…

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Losing the Zero Sum Game

From The Federalist, Why The Resistance Is The Best Thing That’s Happened To Donald Trump by David Harsanyi That’s the choice #TheResistance — whose mantra, let’s face it, has synched with the national Democratic Party — has created for many moderate Republicans,…

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No Influence Left To Peddle

from The National Review, The Clinton Global Initiative’s Ignominious End by Jim Geraghty: Why would foreign governments suddenly lose interest in the charitable work the Clinton Foundation purported to do? They wouldn’t, unless the Clinton Foundation and CGI had existed…

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Hacking Ironies

Russian intervention in the election is the latest addition to the growing list of excuses as to why Hillary lost. It does not seem that they hacked into the voting system and caused false votes, but that they released incriminating…

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Ideas Need Competition

from Michael Salon at The Wall Street Journal,  What 1980 and 2016 Have in Common, Since 2008, the largest developed economies, in an effort to build financial stability and economic prosperity, have engaged in unprecedented coordination of financial regulation, monetary…

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Thoughts on the Electoral College

The Electoral College was carefully designed to fulfill a similar purpose of the constitution, to apply a break on majoritarian tyranny.  The framers understood that democracy and demagogue had the same root. To the greatly disappointed Democrats who lament the…

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The Trump Bubble

From Jonah Goldberg in National Review, Bursting ‘Beltway Bubbles’: If all you heard in his answer was the box-checking boilerplate and not the needy cries of his id, then you’re in a bubble. If all you saw at the Al…

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The Age of Obfuscation

from Heather Wilhelm at National Review – The Golden Age of Fibbery Ha! I kid, I kid. In 2016’s not-so-grand race for the White House, lying is more popular than ever, duplicity is all the rage, and the Internet, bless…

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Hypocrisy Knows No Bounds

  If a doctor of oncology treats a thousand patients, but five hundred of them die, is he still a good doctor? If a preacher saves a thousand souls but one hundred end up in hell is he still a…

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The Freshest Ideas from 1916

  from the editors of The National Review, Hilary’s Disastrous Economic Plan But it is a statement of Mrs. Clinton’s priorities, which are giving handouts to her corporate allies, strengthening the whip hand of politicians over health care, bribing the Sanders-Warren…

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The Easy Target

from Kyle Smith at The New York Post,  Why ‘white trash’ Americans are flocking to Donald Trump Nancy Pelosi says blue-collar white men vote “against their own economic interests” because of guns, gays and God, “God being the woman’s right…

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Deserting Our Better Nature

from Kevin Williamson at the National Review, Bitter Laughter A nation needs its Twains and Menckens. (We could have got by without Molly Ivins.) The excrement and sentimentality piles up high and thick in a democratic society, and it’s sometimes…

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The Medicis of the Ozarks

From Jonah Goldberg at National Review, House Clinton and the Wages of Corruption The money isn’t the primary issue with the Clintons and it never was. Sure, sure, they like being rich. They like flying around in private planes. They…

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Hillary’s Trickle Down

    from the editors of The National Review, Hilary’s Disastrous Economic Plan It is economically illiterate, but Mrs. Clinton sincerely believes it, arguing that, in the same vein, raising the federal minimum wage would actually help U.S. employers by…

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Neutralizing Political Institutions

From The Atlantic, How American Politics Went Insane by Jonathan Rauch Moreover, recent research by the political scientists Jamie L. Carson and Jason M. Roberts finds that party leaders of yore did a better job of encouraging qualified mainstream candidates to challenge…

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Fix the Structure of Government

from The Clinton Plan’s Growth Deficit by John Cochrane in The Wall Street Journal Her speech Thursday at least identifies the problem: “Powerful special interests and the tendency to put ideology ahead of political progress have led to gridlock in Congress.” To…

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