The Arc of History Bends Toward . . . What, Exactly?

One of the most dishonest and pernicious phrases in the cultural-Marxist lexicon—much favored by Barack Hussein Obama during his eight years in office—goes like this: “The arc of history bends toward justice.” The former president borrowed the phrase from Martin Luther King, Jr., who lifted it from the abolitionist Theodore Parker; attached to the moral […]

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Comey Exemplifies the Effort to Get Stupid

Former FBI Director James Comey is tweeting about justice and liberty. He accompanies his tweets with creepy selfies, and the context suggests he is colluding with his conflicted friend, Special Counsel Robert Mueller, in spirit if not in practice. Opinion columns heralding the intensification of Mueller’s investigation now flow like mighty rivers carrying with them […]

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Maybe Jeff Sessions Has Already Wrapped My Christmas Present

As we close out this unprecedented year of remarkable happenings, it’s a good time to reflect on what would be the best Christmas present for Americans on the Right. One choice would be a constitutionalist replacement for Justice Anthony Kennedy. That would definitely fit the bill though, realistically, it would have to wait at least […]

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Where Else Do Establishment Republicans Have to Go?

In a recent column, I advised conservatives and populists not to alienate less doctrinaire conservatives because they need their votes in general elections. A number of readers pointed out they have reason to be angry with “the establishment,” especially on matters like immigration and government spending. They have a great point. Just as conservatives and […]

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Defining the Space Between NeverTrump and the Alt-Right

I am a red-pilled normie. At least that’s what I think the “Dissident Right” would call me. What does that mean? I’ll break it down. “Red-pilled” refers to having discovered a hidden truth. The reference is from the movie, “The Matrix,” where Neo takes the red pill and discovers that what he thought was reality […]

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Sexual Misconduct, Feminism, and the ‘Roy Moore Rule’

From what we know about the allegations of sexual misconduct in the news recently, there is no reason to doubt that some are legitimate, or that others are likely to turn out to be false. Leaving this question of truth and falsity aside, however,  the commentary on this latest manifestation of the phenomenon of sexual […]

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Never Mind ‘Trumpism’: What is ‘Deplorablism’?

There is lots of talk about a new nationalist populist worker movement. Supposedly, something quite new would institutionalize, define, and solidify the Trump base of aging Reagan Democrats, old Ross Perot independents, Tea Party remnants, newly disaffected Democratic workers, and a few returning libertarians and paleocons. Certainly, together they helped to swung the election in […]

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“Moore” is Yet to Come in 2018

The last thing the world needs is another opinion on the Roy Moore scandal, so I will spare you my revelatory and game-changing lowdown on the whole thing. I will, however, say this: If you think this is bad, just wait until 2018. By this time next year, the Moore story will seem like one […]

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