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Archive of posts published in the tag: Hillary Clinton

The Trump Shift

From The Wall Street Journal, Trump May Herald a New Political Order by John Steele Gordon: So does Donald Trump’s stunning election herald something permanent—a shift akin to those brought by Jackson, Lincoln, McKinley and FDR? That’s a fair bet, considering…

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Mixed Feelings on Russian Hacking

We do not want Russian interference in our elections.  While the intention may be the same, there is a difference between screwing with the voting process itself and selectively hacking, and releasing private information.  The investigation seems focused on the…

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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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Delusions Delay Solutions

The recount fiasco of Jill Stein, the fake news, the electoral college, the alternate right, James Comey, WikiLeaks, and now Russian hacking are all to blame for Hillary’s loss.  The integrity of the voters is also in question: racist, deplorable,…

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Political Migration

From The Washington Times, The Blue State Depression by Stephen Moore: Of the 10 blue states that Hillary Clinton won by the largest percentage margins — California, Massachusetts, Vermont, Hawaii, Maryland, New York, Illinois, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and Connecticut…

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A Political Vacation

I was less than enthusiastic about a Trump victory.  The best part for me was that is ensured a Hillary Clinton loss.  Yet I feel some sense of relief, not just that the slimy slugfest is over, but there are…

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Ideology Separates from Political Parties

From National Review’s Kevin Williamson, Progressives Without Power: Beginning with the nomination of Barry Goldwater and thanks in no small part to the efforts of many men associated with this magazine, the Republican party spent half a century as a…

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Thoughts on the Transition

I did not think Trump would win the primaries or the election and I was wildly wrong.  I guess there is a chance that I am wrong about some of my fears about his policies as president.  So, for the…

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Hillary, Pelosi, and Warren

from Kimberly Strassel at The WSJ,  The Democrats Double Down What Democrats should realize, because everyone else does, is that voters rejected both their policies (which have undermined middle- and low-income families) and their governance (which has fueled rage at…

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The Rejection Election

from Kimberly Strassel in The WSJ, Trump’s Secret Weapon:Obama  All along this election has been portrayed as a referendum on Mr. Trump. Tuesday’s results are far better viewed as a thundering repudiation, at every level, of Mr. Obama’s governing and…

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The Price of Contempt

If I could pick one word to describe the upset it would be the word ‘contempt’. This was a Brexit election, a revolt against the elites, but the problem is not elites.  The founding fathers were elites and a large…

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President Trump

A few thoughts on the great upset. Un-freaking -believable I was wrong. Consistently wrong throughout his whole campaign. I will not go back and delete all of my posts that assumed he would lose.  I am OK with being wrong…

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Effective Gun Regulation

Kevin Williamson gives HRC some advise on effectively addressing gun violence in Some Advice for President Clinton: Let us begin with the basics: The United States of America may be a beacon of liberty and prosperity to the world, but…

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The Threat of Administrative Agencies

Yuval Levin recently wrote TheFractured Republic, an intelligent look at the state of political discontent, and a recommended read.  He recently wrote Hillary Is an Embodiment of the Left’s Disdain for Democracy with coauthor Ramesh Ponnuru in National Review. He…

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The Legislative Court of HRC

Probably the most objectionable statement from HRC (and this is quite a list) was in the second debate in how she would select justices for the Supreme Court. The transcript: QUESTION: Good evening. Perhaps the most important aspect of this…

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A Victory Without a Mandate

From Joel Kotkin at The Daily Beast, Trump Will Go Away, but the Anger He’s Stirred Up Is Just Getting Started: Progressive Triumphalism may lead the Clintonites to believe her election represented not just a rejection of the unique horribleness…

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The Bubble of Moral Supremacy

From William Voegeli in The National Review, Hillary’s Empty Moralism Is a Reflection of the Greater Progressive Movement Though conservatives find liberal sanctimony insufferable, complaining about it is beside the point. Self-righteousness is the only kind of righteousness liberalism now affords…

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Ideas Still Matter

At Stumbling on the Truth Cliff Asness points to the opportunities Trump missed at the first debate inBusinessman, Defend Thyself: Much has been made of “fact checking” this election cycle. Not enough focus has been put on “idea checking.” Unfortunately…

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Idea Checking

At Stumbling on the Truth Cliff Asness points to the opportunities Trump missed at the first debate in Businessman, Defend Thyself: The next Clinton statement was truly bizarre. “Trickle down did not work,” she said. “It got us into the mess…

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A Shortage of Rich Folks

At Stumbling on the Truth Cliff Asness points to the opportunities Trump missed at the first debate in Businessman, Defend Thyself: Let’s start with Clinton’s claim that she’s going to pay for her laundry list of Bernie-Sanders-inspired new benefits by…

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