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  • Is the Party Over for Bushism?

    Is the Party Over for Bushism?

    Neither George W. Bush, the Republican Party nominee in 2000 and 2004, nor Jeb, the dethroned Prince of Wales, will be in Cleveland. Nor will John McCain or Mitt Romney, the last two nominees. These former leaders would like it | Read More »

  • Who Gave Us Justice Ginsburg?

    Who Gave Us Justice Ginsburg?

    “Her mind is shot.” That was the crisp diagnosis of Donald Trump on hearing the opinion of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the possibility he might become president. It all began with an interview last week when the justice was | Read More »

  • Will Hillary Ditch Black Lives Matter?

    Will Hillary Ditch Black Lives Matter?

    After the massacre of five Dallas cops, during a protest of police shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota, President Obama said, “America is not as divided as some have suggested.” Former D.C. Police Chief Charles Ramsey, an African-American, | Read More »

  • Is Hillary Morally Unfit to Be President?

    Is Hillary Morally Unfit to Be President?

    Does Hillary Clinton possess the integrity and honesty to be president of the United States? Or are those quaint and irrelevant considerations in electing a head of state in 21st-century America? These are the questions put on the table by | Read More »

  • Why Trump Is Routing the Free Traders

    Why Trump Is Routing the Free Traders

    In last week’s indictment of free trade as virtual economic treason, The Donald has really set the cat down among the pigeons. For, in denouncing NAFTA, the WTO, MFN for China and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, all backed by Bush I | Read More »

  • Will the West Survive the Century?

    Will the West Survive the Century?

    “Nativism … xenophobia or worse” is behind the triumph of Brexit and the support for Donald Trump, railed President Barack Obama in Ottawa. Obama believes that resistance to transformational change in the character and identity of countries of the West, | Read More »

  • Why Trump Is Routing the Free Traders

    Why Trump Is Routing the Free Traders

    In Tuesday’s indictment of free trade as virtual economic treason, The Donald has really set the cat down among the pigeons. For, in denouncing NAFTA, the WTO, MFN for China and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, all backed by Bush I and | Read More »

  • After Brexit, A Trump Path To Victory

    After Brexit, A Trump Path To Victory

    Some of us have long predicted the breakup of the European Union. The Cousins appear to have just delivered the coup de grace. While Scotland and Northern Ireland voted to remain in the EU, England voted for independence. These people, | Read More »

  • Has Trump Found the Formula?

    Has Trump Found the Formula?

    Stripped of its excesses, Donald Trump’s Wednesday speech contains all the ingredients of a campaign that can defeat Hillary Clinton this fall. Indeed, after the speech ended Clinton was suddenly defending the Clinton Foundation against the charge that it is | Read More »

  • Trolling for War with Russia

    Trolling for War with Russia

    Some 50 State Department officials have signed a memo calling on President Obama to launch air and missile strikes on the Damascus regime of Bashar Assad. A “judicious use of stand-off and air weapons,” they claim, “would undergird and drive | Read More »

  • Why Trump Must Not Apologize

    Why Trump Must Not Apologize

    “Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl.” Donald Trump has internalized the maxim Benjamin Jowett gave to his students at Balliol who would soon be running the empire. And in rejecting demands that he apologize for | Read More »

  • Hillary Rejects 'America First'

    Hillary Rejects ‘America First’

    “Clinton to Paint Trump as a Risk to World Order.” Thus did page one of Thursday’s New York Times tee up Hillary Clinton’s big San Diego speech on foreign policy.

  • Will There Always Be an England

    Will There Always Be an England

    In his op-ed in The Washington Post, Chris Grayling, leader of the House of Commons, made the case for British withdrawal from the European Union — in terms Americans can understand. Would you accept, Grayling asks, an American Union of | Read More »

  • 'A Great White Hope'

    ‘A Great White Hope’

    “Something startling is happening to middle-aged white Americans. Unlike every other age group, unlike every other racial and ethnic group … death rates in this group have been rising, not falling.” The big new killers of middle-aged white folks? Alcoholic | Read More »

  • Is Scarborough Shoal Worth a War?

    Is Scarborough Shoal Worth a War?

    If China begins to reclaim and militarize Scarborough Shoal, says Philippines President Benigno S. Aquino III, America must fight. Should we back down, says Aquino, the United States will lose “its moral ascendancy, and also the confidence of one of | Read More »

  • Is Mitt on a Suicide Mission?

    Is Mitt on a Suicide Mission?

    “It’s a suicide mission,” said the Republican Party Chairman.

  • Trump or Ryan: Who Speaks for GOP?

    Trump or Ryan: Who Speaks for GOP?

    “No modern precedent exists for the revival of a party so badly defeated, so intensely discredited, and so essentially split as the Republican Party is today.”

  • Bush Republicanism Is Dead and Gone

    Bush Republicanism Is Dead and Gone

    “The two living Republican past presidents, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush, have no plans to endorse Trump, according to their spokesmen.” So said the lead story in The Washington Post.

  • Why Russia Resents Us

    Why Russia Resents Us

    Friday, a Russian SU-27 did a barrel roll over a U.S. RC-135 over the Baltic, the second time in two weeks.

  • At Last, America First!

    At Last, America First!

    Whether the establishment likes it or not, and it evidently does not, there is a revolution going on in America.