The Game of Pseudo-Authenticity

Americans always have been prone to reinventing themselves. We now live in an age of radical social construction—a sort of expansive update on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s American notion of becoming anyone one pleases. One common denominator, however, seems to govern today’s endless search for some sort of authenticity: a careerist effort to separate oneself from […]

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Warren’s Palatable Radicalism Could Win

One can’t digitally swing a cat on Facebook. No space. All those memes. Thickening in their japery.  Emboldened, strengthened, armored, by like after like after like. We learned this week that Elizabeth Warren is exploring a run for president in 2020. And she, “Fauxcahontas,” as the jibe extends, is destined to fall stupendously. You see, […]

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The Circus of Resistance

The resistance to Donald Trump was warring on all fronts last week. Democratic senators vied with pop-up protestors in the U.S. Senate gallery to disrupt and, if possible, to derail the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) played Spartacus, but could not even get the script right as […]

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Lessons from Mollie Tibbetts and Other Murder Victims

A Mexican illegal alien who supposedly “blacked out” after abducting Mollie Tibbetts still managed to lead Iowa police to the body of the 20-year-old University of Iowa student. A trial date has yet to be set but the accused murderer has already resolved some mysteries. Cristhian Bahena Rivera “was not who he said he was,” […]

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Progressive Regression

Donald Trump has certainly changed the rules of presidential behavior, through his nonstop campaign rallies, tweets, and press conferences. What his critics call lowering the bar of presidential decorum by unfettered and often crude invective, Trump dubs the “new presidential.” His style has become a sort of “don’t-tread-on-me” combativeness. In truth, Trump at home and […]

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Abolishing the Democrats

It’s almost as if the Democrats cultured their newest and shiniest pet in a petri dish. Person of color? Check. Not male, pale, or stale? You bet. Millennial? Goody. Tenuous link to the struggles of people Democrats used to care about? Gotcha.   Alexandria Ocasia-Cortez is the “future” of the party, at least according to […]

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Do Even Democrats Believe What They’re Selling?

Donna Brazile was 9-years-old when she cut her political teeth. After hearing that a local candidate for New Orleans city council pledged to build a playground in her hardscrabble working-class neighborhood, Brazile joined the campaign and pamphleted every block. The candidate won. Brazile’s neighborhood got the playground.   Impressive, but the former chairwoman of the […]

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Pelosi Reacts to the Republican Tax Cut

In those ubiquitous YouTube videos riffing on that famous scene from “Downfall,” Hitler flies off the handle when he learns that all is lost and there has been something of a cottage industry of adapting that scene to the every perceived political “downfall.” I happened to obtain a transcript of another delusional leader, Nancy Pelosi, […]

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Elizabeth Warren Is Fighting the Wrong Fight, Part 2

In her newest book, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), makes the case that the Reagan-era tax cuts were the thing most responsible for the decline of the middle-class. As I noted earlier, Warren and her fellow Lefties conveniently ignore serious underlying trends that began well before Reagan’s presidency. In fact, technological advancement, globalization, demographic shifts, cultural […]

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Elizabeth Warren Is Fighting the Wrong Fight (Part I)

While promoting her new book, This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America’s Middle Class on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) explained why America’s middle class was disappearing. In Warren’s view, the reason is simple: it’s all Ronald Reagan’s fault. The crux of Warren’s argument is that from 1935 […]

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