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If only Mo Brooks had been nominated. If the victory of Dave Brat over Eric Cantor was immigration patriotism’s biggest victory to date, the squeaker victory of Doug Jones over Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate is the Main Stream Media’s biggest victory since Donald Trump’s election. The MSM successfully created a fake issue to... Read More
Why would Christian conservatives in good conscience go to the polls Dec. 12 and vote for Judge Roy Moore, despite the charges of sexual misconduct with teenagers leveled against him? Answer: That Alabama Senate race could determine whether Roe v. Wade is overturned. The lives of millions of unborn may be the stakes. Republicans now... Read More
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For immigration patriots, there’s a Narrative in place to explaining the crushing defeat of the GOP throughout Virginia on Tuesday night. “Establishment Ed” Gillespie, whose entire life story is a kind of Pilgrim’s Progress illustrating the utter pointlessness of the Beltway Right, didn’t push the Donald Trump agenda and so Trump’s voters didn’t turn out.... Read More
Last Thursday, congressional Republicans unveiled their tax reform legislation. On the same day, President Trump nominated current Federal Reserve Board Governor Jerome Powell to succeed Janet Yellen as Federal Reserve chair. While the tax plan dominated the headlines, the Powell appointment will have much greater long-term impact. Federal Reserve policies affect every aspect of the... Read More
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He Must Return To Lead It
[See: “If Only The God-Emperor Knew: Using Trumpism Against The Trump Administration” by James Kirkpatrick] He must have known what was coming. Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, a pillar of the cowardly GOP Establishment, announced he would not be running for re-election on Tuesday [Republican Sen. Corker announces he won’t seek re-election, by Richard Lardner... Read More
Donald Trump is president today because he was seen as a doer not a talker. Among the most common compliments paid him in 2016 was, "At least he gets things done!" And it was exasperation with a dithering GOP Congress, which had failed to enact his or its own agenda, that caused Trump to pull... Read More
Paul Ryan’s Plan Undercut Trump’s DACA Ban Would Unleash New Wave of Instant Democrats
The DACA business is getting interesting. Just to remind you, DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Barack Obama’s Executive Order giving renewable two-year work permits to illegal aliens under age 31 who claimed they were brought to this country by parents before age 16. Note the ages there. That age 31 was the... Read More
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Lessons for the Dissident Right
Throughout 2016, I would occasionally turn on the television to see how the punditocracy was responding to the mounting Trump tsunami. If you get most of your news online, watching cable news is frustrating. The commentary is so dumbed down and painfully reflective of speaker’s biases, you can always basically guess what’s coming next. With... Read More
In the first round of the special election for the House seat in Georgia's Sixth District, 30-year-old Jon Ossoff swept 48 percent. He more than doubled the vote of his closest GOP rival, Karen Handel. A Peach State pickup for the Democrats and a huge humiliation for President Trump seemed at hand. But in Tuesday's... Read More
The political fiasco that unfolded last week as President Donald Trump and the Republican House leadership failed to pass legislation repealing the Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare, is attributable as much to the failure of politics as it is to the failure of politicians to understand the constitutional role of the federal government. Republicans... Read More
Did the Freedom Caucus just pull the Republican Party back off the ledge, before it jumped to its death? A case can be made for that. Before the American Health Care Act, aka "Ryancare," was pulled off the House floor Friday, it enjoyed the support -- of 17 percent of Americans. Had it passed, it... Read More
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"If I don't win, this will be the greatest waste of time, money and energy in my lifetime," says Donald Trump. Herewith, a dissent. Whatever happens Tuesday, Trump has made history and has forever changed American politics. Though a novice in politics, he captured the Party of Lincoln with the largest turnout of primary voters... Read More
A tsunami is a natural phenomenon. Mass immigration is government policy. Credit: VDare.com.
Conservatives are fond of saying, “Being a liberal means never having to say you’re sorry.” Unfortunately, the same is true of Conservatism Inc. functionaries. They acknowledge conservatives are facing demographic extinction. They admit it is happening because of immigration. But they refuse to listen to the very people who warned them about this. Instead, they... Read More
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A couple of remarks in Professor Susan McWillams’recent Modern Age piece celebrating the 25th anniversary of Christopher Lasch’s 1991 book The True and Only Heaven, which analyzed the cult of progress in its American manifestation, have stuck in my mind. Here’s the first one: McWilliams adds a footnote to that: The 19 percent figure is... Read More
Pat Buchanan not only read these books, he wrote them. Credit: VDare.com.
The GOP Establishment Would Have Sabotaged A “Sane Trump” Too
If only Donald Trump hadn’t been such a crazy, thin-skinned, moral lout who holds the Constitution in contempt, THEN we could have supported him! Maybe. Mushy moderates think alike: Rod Dreher is out with The Tragedy of Trump [The American Conservative, October 24, 2016] praising New York Times token conservative Ross Douthat for saying Dreher... Read More
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I guess The Donald should be glad at least that his enemies can’t play the Hitler card. Hitler seems to have been well-nigh sexless—definitely not a ladies’ man.Eva Braun once grumbled that he had never treated her like a woman. Nobody’s quite sure what she meant, and whatever it was died with her in the... Read More
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Even his most stalwart critics have to admit Donald Trump is a masterful troll. So it was nothing short of glorious to see what he said about not backing Speaker of the House Paul Ryan in his Wisconsin primary against populist challenger Paul Nehlen. Of course, this was an echo of Speaker Ryan’s saying he... Read More
The button is PhotoShopped--but Ryan and other GOP \"leaders\" are de facto supporters of Hillary. Credit: VDare.com.
A new poll has Donald Trump within one point as “Crooked Hillary” continues to bleed support because of her reputation for corruption [Trump Nearly Tied With Clinton in New Survey, by Eli Yokley, Morning Consult, July 5, 2016]. FBI Director James Comey just essentially admitted Hillary Clinton broke the law by mishandling classified information, but... Read More
"It's a suicide mission," said the Republican Party Chairman. Reince Priebus was commenting on a Washington Post story about Mitt Romney and William Kristol's plot to recruit a third-party conservative candidate to sink Donald Trump. Several big-name Republican "consultants" and "strategists" are said to be on board. Understandably so, given the bucks involved. With the... Read More
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With his win last week in Indiana’s Republican primary, it appears increasingly likely that Donald Trump will now be the Republican nominee to run for president. However, Republican party elites are coming around only slowly to that prospect and are still having a hard time accepting that reality. They could still “shoot themselves in the... Read More
NEW YORK – It’s been a treat watching the arrogant, Masters of the Universe Republicans wring their hands and ululate over the terror that is Donald Trump. Most of my serious Republican friends don’t know what to do: they yearn to be close to power, but fear backing Trump will make them pariahs at their... Read More
"The two living Republican past presidents, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush, have no plans to endorse Trump, according to their spokesmen." So said the lead story in The Washington Post. Graceless, yes, but not unexpected. The Bushes have many fine qualities. Losing well, however, is not one of them. And they have... Read More
Donald Trump has brought out the largest crowds in the history of primaries. He has won the most victories, the most delegates, the most votes. He is poised to sweep three of the five largest states in the nation -- New York, Pennsylvania and California. If he does, and the nomination is taken from him,... Read More
After winning only six delegates in Wisconsin, and with Ted Cruz poaching delegates in states he has won, like Louisiana, Donald Trump either wins on the first ballot at Cleveland, or Trump does not win. Yet, as that huge, roaring reception he received in his first post-Wisconsin appearance in Bethpage, N.Y., testifies, the Donald remains... Read More
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There’s a difference between (small r) republican principles and the Republican Party’s rules of procedure. But National Review neoconservative Jonah Goldberg doesn’t see it. Or, maybe Goldberg is using America’s founding, governing principles to piggyback the Republican Party’s oft revised and rigged rules to respectability. Conservatives who harbor the quaint expectation that voters, not party... Read More
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The Latest GOP Establishment Strategem
If you follow the 2016 Republican presidential campaign, as I have tried to do without constant accompanying headaches and serious stomach upset, you will have seen or heard the latest installment(s) of what has become a unhinged food fight, involving all three of the remaining candidates, as well as various GOP "gray eminences" standing in... Read More
The Wisconsin primary could be an axle-breaking speed bump on Donald Trump's road to the nomination. Ted Cruz, now the last hope to derail Trump of a desperate Beltway elite that lately loathed him, has taken the lead in the Badger State. Millions in attack ads are being dumped on the Donald's head by super... Read More
"Things reveal themselves passing away," wrote W. B. Yeats. Whatever one may think of Donald Trump, his campaign has done us a service -- exposing the underbelly of a decaying establishment whose repudiation by America's silent majority is long overdue. According to The New York Times, super PACs of Trump's GOP rivals, including PACs of... Read More
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As some of you may have already heard, a few days ago I made a last-minute decision to enter the U.S. Senate race for the seat of retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer in California. I took out my official papers early Monday morning and returned them with the necessary 65 signatures of registered voters on Wednesday... Read More
My old National Review colleague Kevin Williamson [Email him] has been frightening the horses with a piece he posted at the National Review website the other day. It’s a subscription website; you have to pay a quarter to read the article. I gritted my teeth and paid. Kevin’s theme is white trash. They’re complaining, he... Read More
Palm Beach, Florida – Having an interesting dinner at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate and residence – which may become the southern White House if fed-up American voters have their way. One feels an air of whispered importance and gravitas here. After Trump’s smashing primary victories this past week, there’s a growing sense that the Donald... Read More
"If his poll numbers hold, Trump will be there six months from now when the Sweet 16 is cut to the Final Four, and he will likely be in the finals." My prediction, in July of 2015, looks pretty good right now. Herewith, a second prediction. Republican wailing over his prospective nomination aside, Donald Trump... Read More
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Over the long weekend before the Mississippi and Michigan primaries, the sky above Sea Island was black with corporate jets. Apple’s Tim Cook, Google’s Larry Page and Eric Schmidt, Napster’s Sean Parker, Tesla Motors’ Elon Musk, and other members of the super-rich were jetting in to the exclusive Georgia resort, ostensibly to participate in the... Read More
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Over the last few months I've been much too preoccupied with my Harvard University Overseer project to pay much attention to the unfolding saga of the presidential race; I've closely read my morning newspapers as I always do, but not watched a single one of the endless debates. Still, even out of the corner of... Read More
Narrow victories in the Kentucky caucuses and the Louisiana primary, the largest states decided on Saturday, have moved Donald Trump one step nearer to the nomination. Primaries in Michigan, Mississippi and Idaho on March 8, and in Florida, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri and North Carolina on March 15, may prove decisive. If Marco Rubio does not... Read More
Super Trumpsday, as we call it over here in the Trumposphere, was a good day for the Donald: He won seven states to Ted Cruz’s three and Marco Rubio’s one, and he picked up either 237, 247, 257, or 258 delegates, depending which website you check. I don’t know why professional journalists can’t agree on... Read More
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I never cease to marvel at the seemingly invincible ignorance of Establishment figures about what is actually going on in this nation, in the lives of regular families and with working folks. Perhaps it is an unwillingness on the part of these kleptocrats who govern the country to recognize reality, or perhaps they simply don't... Read More
The first four Republican contests -- Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada -- produced record turnouts. While the prospect of routing Hillary Clinton and recapturing the White House brought out the true believers, it was Donald Trump's name on the ballot and his calls for economic patriotism, border security, and an end to imperial... Read More
In a Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump race -- which, the Beltway keening aside, seems the probable outcome of the primaries -- what are the odds the GOP can take the White House, Congress and the Supreme Court? If Republicans can unite, not bad, not bad at all. Undeniably, Democrats open with a strong hand.... Read More
As the returns came in from South Carolina Saturday night, showing Donald Trump winning a decisive victory, a note of nervous desperation crept into the commentary. Political analysts pointed out repeatedly that if all of the votes for Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, John Kasich, Jeb Bush and Ben Carson were added up, they far exceeded... Read More
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Making America great again, the theme of Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, depends on dispelling the myths and myth-making that made America bad. Beginning with George W. Bush. Said Saint Augustine: "The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works." The Republican Party under Bush did the devil's work. Bar the sainted Ron... Read More
Whoever wins the nominations, the most successful campaigns of 2016 provide us with a clear picture of where the center of gravity is today in both parties and, hence, where America is going. Bernie Sanders, with his mammoth crowds and mass support among the young, represents, as did George McGovern in 1972, despite his defeat,... Read More
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Donald Trump vs. the Neocon/Mainstream Elites
Donald Trump, in his face-off with Fox News and the Murdoch media empire and his decision not to participate in the last Fox debate, threw down the gauntlet. Open warfare had been brewing on a slow burn for some time, but with the last Republican debate fiasco, guns are drawn and the OK Corral is... Read More
The conservative movement is starting to look a lot like Syria. Baited, taunted, mocked by Fox News, Donald Trump told Roger Ailes what he could do with his Iowa debate, and marched off to host a Thursday night rally for veterans at the same time in Des Moines. Message: I speak for the silent majority,... Read More
With the Iowa caucuses a week away, the front-runner for the Republican nomination, who leads in all the polls, is Donald Trump. The consensus candidate of the Democratic Party elite, Hillary Clinton, has been thrown onto the defensive by a Socialist from Vermont who seems to want to burn down Wall Street. Not so long... Read More
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Recently, I was asked by a friend who likes Ted Cruz, why I support Donald Trump and not the Texas senator among the Republican candidates running for president. In partial response to that question, let me set down briefly my thoughts. I think it is important to begin with a review of some essential history,... Read More
One thing that came to mind watching Sarah Palin’s speech endorsing Donald Trump: how very American it was. It’s hard to see your country and its customs objectively if you’re born and raised here; you just take them for granted. To immigrants like myself, America’s national culture is as distinctive, as unique, asfascinating as Japan‘s.... Read More
I did not of course sit through the President’s State Of The Union address. The human frame can only bear so much. My entire concession to journalistic due diligence was to Ctrl-F through the transcript next day to see how many times Obama said “That’s Not Who We Are.” Answer: Incredibly, he didn’t say it... Read More
Just before Christmas, the Ghost of George Will Present (or whichever of hisinterns was writing his column that day) moaned that the real threat to American conservatism is Donald Trump: “Conservatives’ highest priority now must be to prevent Trump from winning the Republican nomination in this the GOP’s third epochal intra-party struggle in 104 years.”... Read More
Obviously, France’s ruling class was not relieved by the results of the December 13 French regional elections: it is now trying to find a legal excuse to destroy National Front leader Marine Le Pen [Marine Le Pen could face political ban over financial declaration, by John Lichfield, The Independent, December 22, 2015]. This soft totalitarianism... Read More
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The Golden State isn't too liberal for the GOP. Its leaders simply scared away immigrant voters