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In a Political World Gone Topsy-Turvy, Mike Pence Is the Party Leader

Salena Zito, NEW YORK — When President Donald Trump shook the political world, the epicenter was Pennsylvania, the one swing state Republicans had tried and failed to carry in each of the last six presidential elections. The flamboyant businessman targeted Pennsylvania from the start and addressed the Pennsylvania Republican Party’s signature fundraising event in Manhattan

Creeping Totalitarianism

Erick Erickson, Polling from YouGov this week shows 45 percent of Republicans support letting courts shut down “news media outlets for publishing or broadcasting stories that are biased or inaccurate.” Only 18 percent of Democrats favor this. Worse, only 33 percent of Republicans recognize that “fining news media outlets for publishing or broadcasting stories that

The Health Insurance Debate Reveals the Endemic Flaws of Our Politics

Young Voices Advocates, Editor’s note: This column is authored by Chris Machold.  As House Republicans revive a revamped Affordable Care Act replacement bill with more support from the libertarian wing of the Republican party, Republicans and Democrats have gone back-and-forth over the impact of the bill on people with pre-existing conditions. As The New York Times noted in a recent review

Is Democracy in a Death Spiral?

Pat Buchanan, “You all start with the premise that democracy is some good. I don’t think it’s worth a damn. Churchill is right. The only thing to be said for democracy is that there is nothing else that’s any better. … “People say, ‘If the Congress were more representative of the people it would be

Democrats: Party of Obstruction

Daniel Greenfield, The “resistance” remains determined to sabotage the Trump presidency — rather than help the American people. Forget all the pages of the Democratic Party platform. The only real Democratic platform left is the one sung by Groucho Marx in Horse Feathers. “Whatever it is, I’m against it.” The elected Democrats still surviving amid

Navy admiral, 8 others indicted in ongoing ‘Fat Leonard’ corruption dragnet

Doug G. Ware, The charges say naval officials took bribes that included expensive watches, cigars, liquor, prostitutes and wild sex parties. The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday leveled new corruption charges against several current or former Navy officers in its far-reaching “Fat Leonard” investigation — which is shaping up to be one of the

Is Turkey Lost to the West?

Pat Buchanan, Not long ago, a democratizing Turkey, with the second-largest army in NATO, appeared on track to join the European Union. That’s not likely now, or perhaps ever. Last week, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan compared Angela Merkel’s Germany to Hitler’s, said the Netherlands was full of “Nazi remnants” and “fascists,” and suggested the Dutch