New Party Aims to Make Canada Great Again

A new right-wing populist party in Canada faced its first electoral challenge this week, performing exactly how populist parties should: by drawing to the polls disaffected conservatives who otherwise would have stayed at home. Although the election was a one-off byelection for one of Canada’s 338 parliamentary seats and the party didn’t win, it’s a […]

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Do Americans Today Still Deserve Liberty?

Victor Davis Hanson’s brilliant essay, “Autopsy of a Dead Coup,” describes how America’s leviathan bureaucracy effectively attempted a coup against a democratically elected president to abrogate the surprising 2016 election result and continue onward, unabated, in its warped agenda for the country. This “deep state” of unelected, unaccountable, government bureaucrats, whose identities remain obscure to […]

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Teachers Unions Take Charge in West Virginia

West Virginia’s public schools are not academic standouts. Far from it, in fact. The state’s 8th graders ranked 45th nationwide in reading on the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress. Also, according to the state scorecard, 88 percent of West Virginia’s 116 high schools “do not meet standards” in math. In view of these troubling […]

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Why Trump is Destined for an Historic 2020 Win

Each week, as the thundering host of Democratic seekers of their party’s 2020 presidential nomination scramble for attention and try to outflank their rivals to the left, that party rolls out a new policy proposal that lurches further away from where the solid center of American politics has always resided. The most transformative presidents, Franklin […]

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Jumping the Shark with Michael Cohen

Michael Cohen testified in Congress Wednesday. And boy was it rough. Cohen prostrated himself in front of the House Oversight Committee and begged for forgiveness from the Democrats and the media. He even put on that special look—the look that a teenage boy puts on when he gets caught doing something wrong—to go along with […]

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Hollywood Has a Game Plan for 2020

We saw how Hollywood tried, and failed, to drag Hillary Clinton across the finish line in the 2016 presidential election. Celebrity PSAs. Campaign appearances. Speeches at the Democratic National Convention. Cold, hard cash. And lest we forget endorsements. Lots and lots of endorsements. We’ll likely see all of the above again next year. Hollywood stars […]

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California Republicans’ Munchausen By Proxy Problem

To paraphrase the oft-misquoted Mark Twain, rumors of the death of the California Republican Party are greatly exaggerated. The results of the November 2018 elections, while not completed until December, got worse each passing day until we came up with the final tally. It was, to use the technical terminology preferred by political pundits, a […]

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The Mythologies of ‘Joe Being Joe’ Biden

Some polls put 76-year-old Joe Biden as the Democratic front-runner for the 2020 presidential election. There is certainly some logic to that reckoning. Biden has far more experience than any of his likely party rivals—36 years in the Senate, eight years as Barack Obama’s vice president and two past presidential runs. He may be the […]

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Democrats Serve Up Venti Cannibal-Lattes to Howard Schultz

Howard Schultz is discovering that the Democratic Party doesn’t really believe in lower case “d” democracy. Is Schultz, the former CEO of Starbucks and potential 2020 independent Presidential candidate, shocked by the response of some Democrats? If so, he’s more out of touch with the Democratic voter base than he realizes.    Schultz appears on […]

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Why a Primary Challenge to Trump Would Be a Good Thing

Serious primary challenges to a sitting president are usually a harbinger of electoral doom in the general election. Senator Eugene McCarthy’s challenge to President Lyndon Johnson in 1968 resulted in the Johnson choosing not to seek a second term. Senator Edward Kennedy’s challenge of President Jimmy Carter in 1980 was a long, fractious affair that […]

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