Archives for

Whig Party

An Echo Of Trump In The Last Of The Whigs

Jeff Jacoby, History doesn’t repeat itself. But it has an unnerving tendency to rhyme. Consider, on this first Presidents’ Day under Donald Trump, another New Yorker who occupied the highest office in the land. When Millard Fillmore became the nation’s 13th president upon the death of Zachary Taylor in 1850, he immediately plunged the White

Ken Blackwell: Third Party or Third Rail?

Record numbers of Americans are frustrated with the two major party candidates. Third party options are proliferating: there’s a libertarian, a “greenie,” and even an independent former CIA operative—at least, he says he’s former CIA. No doubt, they all have some redeeming qualities, although the positions taken by the greenie, a recently-arrested Harvard-trained physician, suggest

When Did Trump Become Unstoppable?

Peter Keating, Just a couple of weeks ago, many political analysts were still chattering about a contested Republican convention. Then came the Indiana primary, and the forces opposing Donald Trump seemed to unravel almost immediately. This terminal phase of the nominating season is a reminder of how much and why public opinion matters. “Momentum” is