Brutal Truths for ‘Beto’ Believers

Only in the Current Year could an Irishman married to a billionaire pretend to be a Latino progressive fighting for the little guy. The title for biggest phony threatens to desert Rachel Dolezal. Beto O’Rourke, who is about as Hispanic as a penchant for California rolls makes me Emperor Hirohito, is running for president. Of […]

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The Myth of Trump and the Women’s Vote

It’s a good thing President Trump is not an expert. During the midterms, big-brained Republican strategists, such as Bill Kristol, Paul Ryan, and Jeff Flake, advised him with their censorious disapproval to tone it down and stick to economic issues. But Trump just kept on keeping on . . . and winning. In my home […]

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Elites Are the Ones Who Are Dividing America

McCONNELLS MILL, Pa.—Darcelle Slappy says Democrats and Republicans who live in places like this part of Western Pennsylvania are a lot closer than how they’re portrayed on TV. “Unlike Washington, we are all just a few notches from each other in either direction,” Slappy says. “We have much more that draws us together than divides […]

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Walter Mitty at the Negotiating Table

Every administration seeks a legacy, and as Obama Administration legacy items go, it’s doesn’t get much more legacy than the Iran deal. It was supposed to be the great realignment, the beginning of the transformation of Iran from implacable adversary to strategic partner. In return for what amounted to paper promises, the murderous mullahs would […]

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The Jacket and the Jackasses

A lady wore a jacket, on a ramp onto a plane; Predictably, the media went instantly insane. There arose at once amongst them, quite an angry cry and hue “I really don’t care,” declared her jacket—then, it asked, “Do u?” The spelling was lamentable, I’ll readily admit— Yet clearly, it was not that flaw which […]

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Wolf at the Door

Remember when the Left was actually funny? Deliberately funny, I mean, not simply ridiculous. For the youngsters who literally do not remember that (and that would be a major demographic, actually), I mean Tom-Lehrer-in-the-1960s funny; Berke-Breathed-in-the-’80s, funny. Some insight, some irony, some wit, some comic timing; an occasional moment when even we on the other […]

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The Music Maids

I know an elderly gentleman in San Antonio who, though he has spent decades working in America as a surveyor and cartographer, has never lost his Russian accent. In 1941, his chances of living a long and happy life were very slim, but here he is, an American paterfamilias. His is a war story, as […]

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A Tall Skinny Grande Venti Scolding

On May 29, eight thousand Starbucks locations in the United States will close for their employees to undergo “education about racial bias.”  Bigotry, apparently, is judged by the company’s CEO to be a persistent institutional problem among the ranks of the notoriously progressive employees of the coffee chain. Starbucks might want to use the eloquent, […]

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Divers Measures

Recently, distinguished University of Pennsylvania law professor Amy Wax opined that a group of students who were subject to lower admission standards than their peers did not, in her experience, perform as well in her classes. Outrage ensued. Many commenters have insisted that she was wrong in her impression, and they might be correct. No […]

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What the Heck(ling)?

And how much are YOU worth, Nancy? The impertinent heckler hollers— But the answer, my friend, as it blows in the wind, Is quite hard to express in mere dollars What have you been worth to us, Nancy? Though inquring’s egregious effront’ry— We ask, not what our tax money’s done for you But what you […]

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