For Hillary The Alt-Right Is This Year’s Vast Right Wing Conspiracy

hillary clinton uses alt right to distract from her scandals

  A scapegoat. A distraction. A willing suspension of disbelief. A semi-plausible excuse for Hillary Clinton to say to the American people, “Who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes?” That’s what Clinton’s speech in Reno on Thursday denouncing the “alt-right” represents. It’s the 2016 reboot of her 1998 complaints about a […]

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Resurrecting the Idea of a Christian Society with RR Reno (PODCAST)

  Dr. R.R. Reno, editor of First Things, joins us today to discuss the thesis of his timely new book, Resurrecting the Idea of a Christian Society.  An interview we though would last for 20 minutes turned into a conversation that went the full hour and we invited Dr. Reno back on the show to […]

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A Tale of Two Kinds of White Racists (Not to Mention those of Other Hues)

Elsewhere on our site, Ken Masugi writes about Donald Trump’s impressive speech last week in Milwaukee which, in addition to addressing the important question of law and order, also did not flinch from the question of Republicans and race. When Trump has not been accused actually of being a despicable racist, he’s accused instead of seeking deliberately to appeal to […]

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Weigel Gets It Right In “God & Brexit”

george weigel god and brexit is biblical religion necessary for free government

George Weigel sees a cautionary tale in Europe that Americans would be wise to heed.  Referencing German scholar, Ernst-Friedrich Boeckenfoerde he notes “that the modern liberal-democratic state faced a dilemma: It rested on the foundation of moral-cultural premises—social capital—that it could not itself generate. Put another way, it takes a certain kind of people, formed by a […]

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Donald Trump and the American Crisis

Re-posted with permission from The Claremont Review of Books Charles Kesler’s essay, “Trump and the Conservative Cause,” (Spring Issue of the CRB – also reposted here) is a model of conservative analysis. His moderate criticism of Donald Trump is surpassed only by his even more moderate defense of Trump. Kesler, of course, had little difficulty in […]

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The Suicide Pact

  “What happened to the American Dream? It came true. You’re looking at it.”  —The Comedian, Watchmen (1986) Supposedly, it is Abraham Lincoln who first used the phrase, “The Constitution is not a suicide pact,” when referring to his allegedly extra-constitutional acts during what historian Shelby Foote simply called “The War.” But as I watched the […]

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Feds: “Don’t Tread On Me” May Be Punishable Racial Harassment

  Turning Citizens Against Each Other Remember free speech?  I do and it was great while it lasted.  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is currently reviewing a complaint which may define the Gadsden Flag as a symbol of racial harassment for which employers could be punished.  If the EEOC rules against the flag, employers who […]

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