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Is A Real Civil War Possible? The very idea of America is in disrepute, and held in contempt

The Trump victory is very good news for the US – relative to a win for Hillary, which would have been an unmitigated disaster. So I’m happy he won. Will Trump winning mean a real change in direction for the US? Unlikely. Don’t mistake Trump for a libertarian. He has all kinds of stupid notions—torture as official policy,

IN PLACES WITH A FRAYING SOCIAL FABRIC, A POLITICAL BACKLASH RISES

Wall Street Journal “Donald Trump gets strong support where churches, civic groups and safety net are in trouble; discombobulated Reading, Pa.” “Working-class neighborhoods, in particular white ones hit hard by the decline of the U.S. industrial base, are crumbling under the weight of deepening social problems. … The buckling of social institutions fundamental to American

Political Correctness

What is meant by the modern term referred to as ‘POLITICAL CORRECTNESS’..The definition is found in 4 telegrams at the Truman Library and Museumin Independence, Missouri. The following are copies of four telegrams betweenPresident Harry Truman and Gen Douglas MacArthur on the day before the actualsigning of the WWII Surrender Agreement in September 1945.. The

Virginia governor signs order restoring voting rights for felons

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed an order on Friday restoring the voting rights of more than 200,000 convicted felons who have completed their sentences, in a move that could help the Democratic nominee in November’s presidential election. By using his executive powers, the Democratic governor is circumventing the Republican majority in the state General Assembly.

The Greatest Conservative President in American History

Conn Carroll University of Colorado at Colorado Assistant Professor of Political Science Springs Joseph Postell makes the case for Calvin Coolidge as the greatest conservative president ever, in the February issue of Townhall Magazine. Presidents’ Day offers us an opportunity to learn from the examples of great presidents who offer guidance for today’s challenges. For

Smearing Reagan Never Goes Out of Style

There is a longstanding tradition on the political left to attack contemporary conservatives by comparing them to the right’s leaders in the past. That means that Republicans who were reviled by liberals during their lifetimes are sometimes treated kindly in retrospect because it serves the political purpose of diminishing the reputations of their successors. But

Dems Put Aside Resentments About Obama

If four years ago, Barack Obama was the magnetic force around which Democrats rallied, today the relationship between the president and his party appears to be a bit cooler. The president still has his idolaters and they will be conspicuous in Charlotte this week. But, as Politico reports today, Democratic officeholders and many party activists

Rasmussen: Republican affiliation hits record high

In 2006 and 2008, Democrats rode a wave of voter dissatisfaction to two electoral victories — and to large leads in party affiliation. By 2010, Republicans had the momentum of voter dissatisfaction, but not the realignment seen in the previous two cycles. According to a new survey by Rasmussen Reports, the realignment seems to have

The Black Vote in 2012

Republicans are making another pitch to win black votes in 2012. Are we going down the same fruitless path for black voters who may be utterly locked into voting Democrat, especially when the Democrat is black? Political pundits love to put people into convenient classes, but much like the “Hispanic vote” or the “women’s vote,”

7 Reasons Washington’s Grand Counter-Terrorism Myths Persist In The Face of Evidence

1. The bewildered herd is lost in the maze of small details, while the doctors of reality construct mental traps and dead-ends in order to contain the conversation of contested political events and issues within the parameters of the U.S.-Israeli counter-terrorism paradigm. The political conversation about the Bin Laden raid, a key event in the

A Comrade is Born

Macroman wrote: No one detests President Obama more than I, but I must point out two overstatements in this column. 1. “…employment in 2012 is roughly the same as it was back in 2001…Obama has compressed a lost decade into just three years.” Labor force participation has been declining since 2000, not just 2008. That

Romney hopes to harness disappointment in Obama

Mitt Romney wasn’t speaking to the delegates at the Republican convention in Tampa on Thursday night. He stood before them, but he wasn’t speaking to them. That’s probably why he didn’t exactly swing his message like some sack of red meat to throw at their feet. Instead, he reached past them — through the TV