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Emulating Robespierre

“There is much to fault in the Trump presidency, but the totalitarian tendencies appear to flow from our own party. Its present presidential aspirants appear to be emulating Robespierre in their over-the-top denunciations of Mr. Trump and all others they deem unworthy.”

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Doubling Down on A Losing Strategy

From Kimberly Strassel at The Wall Street Journal,   Here’s What Really Happened to Hillary Hillary’s take on “What Happened” has unsurprisingly unleashed another round of analysis about her mistakes—Wisconsin, deplorables, email. These sorts of detailed postmortems of failed campaigns are…

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History Is Not Simple

From Jonah Goldberg at National Review, The Last Straw   In the post-Charlottesville tumult, liberals have convinced themselves that the GOP is simply the face of institutional racism. Sadly, Donald Trump has made that an easy charge to levy. But as…

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Ideas and Outcomes

from David French at National Review, 2016: The Year Liberal Ideas Failed A president who promised hope and change left most Americans behind. As Obama leaves office, rich Americans are doing just fine. The rest of the country is stagnant.…

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Three Nails for the Democrats’ Coffin

Republicans still have a chance to cement better relationships to the minority community by pushing issues that are philosophically tuned to their beliefs and in sync with the minority communities. Eliminate the asset forfeiture laws.  These laws allow police to…

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Who Needs the Intellectuals?

The Democrats have long enjoyed greater unity than the Republicans. Even the surprising challenge raised from Bernie Sanders is now only a recent memory. This may have come from the insider manipulations and the control wielded by the super delegates,…

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The Re-Introduction

from The National Review editors Hillary Forgets Herself: But if you need a reintroduction to Mrs. Clinton, we will oblige: She is an opportunist without anything resembling a conviction with the exception of her unwavering commitment to abortion, a “public…

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What is a Progressive Democrat?

by Henry Oliner As Bernie Sanders was beginning to gather traction as an avowed socialist running as a Democrat Chris Matthews on his MSNBC show, Hardball, asked Democratic Party Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz if she could articulate the difference between…

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A New Political Era

Yuval Levin in The Fractured Republic brings a new and illuminating framework to understanding our state of political affairs. Both parties are engaged in political nostalgia. The Democrats see the good old days as 1965 and the Great Society and…

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The Political Crime Syndicate

From National Review, Kevin Williamson writes Political Poison; We have a special problem in the United States, which is that the Democratic party is more of a crime syndicate than a political party, and it is deeply embedded in institutions…

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A Hard Shift Left

from The Wall Street Journal, Fred Barnes writes The No-Growth Democratic Party In 1997 President Bill Clinton signed the Taxpayer Relief Act, cutting the tax rate on capital gains to 20% from 28%. Senate Democrats voted 37-8 in favor of the bill.…

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The Anti-Math Party

from Mona Charen at National Review, How Bernie Sanders Became the Conscience of the Democratic Party No problem, the self-described socialist counters, he will raise the money by taxing the “greedy one percent.” The problem is — arithmetic. The top one…

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Santa Claus with a Brooklyn Accent

from Mona Charen at National Review, How Bernie Sanders Became the Conscience of the Democratic Party “Socialist” was once an epithet in American politics, but the Obama years may have effected a change. Fully 25 percent of Americans, Pew reported…

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A Distinction without a Difference

From The Wall Street Journal The Democrats’ Socialist Surge by Jason Riley: excerpt: If the Democratic Party once felt the need to distinguish itself from socialism, that no longer seems to be the case. When Mr. Sanders entered Congress in…

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For the People vs By the People

From The Weekly Standard, Liars Remorse by Wiliam Voegeli Excerpt: The gullibility of the millions of Americans who have been helped by Obama-care, but can be led to believe it’s harmful, goes without saying. Such sentiments confirm that today’s Democrats…

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The True Party of the Wealthy

From Investor’s Business Daily, Party Of The Rich? Not The One Most Think It Is Excerpts: What’s more, “the two biggest super PACs of 2014,” the “Senate Majority PAC and House Majority PAC,” were both backed by Democrats. The AP,…

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Marginalizing Extremists

Both parties seem to have elements that the other party considers extreme.  For the Democrats it is union thugs, liberal anti-Semites, environmental zealots, and blatant socialists. For the Republicans it is creationists (considered anti-science),  fundamentalist Christians, pro-lifers, and the ethnocentric.…

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Two Wolves and a Sheep

I am guilty of associating freedom with democracy.  Thomas Sowell writes in his book The Thomas Sowell Reader that there is a distinct difference in the chapter ‘Freedom Versus Democracy.’ Democracy and Freedom are too often confounded.  Britain itself did…

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Lessons Unlearned

Much of the talk about the fairness of the tax code and the extension of the Bush tax cuts is just thinly veiled class warfare. By focusing on billionaires and millionaires we lose sight of the far more mundane reality.…

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Who are the Independents?

In the wake of the elections  of November 3, 2008 we noted the dramatic swing of the independent voter.  Who are these voters and why do they refuse to ally themselves with one of the two major parties?  I confess…

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