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The New Nationalism Won’t Save the Right

The New Nationalism Won’t Save the Right

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The appearance of such splenetic politicians on the national scene as Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib from Southwest Detroit and her equally radical counterpart Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from the Bronx is no coincidence. The House of Representatives is now full of ranting Trump haters, like Maxine Waters, Hank Johnson, and others who engage in hysterical hyperbole like comparing…
‘Wolf Pack of Rogue States’: Another Stupid Hawkish Phrase

‘Wolf Pack of Rogue States’: Another Stupid Hawkish Phrase

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Forget the “troika of tyranny.” There’s an even stupider label that the Trump administration is using now to describe foreign adversaries: Vice President Mike Pence has updated and expanded the “Axis of Evil.” The moniker for America’s biggest adversaries is now the “Wolf Pack of Rogue States.” “Beyond our global competitors, the United States faces…
The Mud on Gillette’s Face

The Mud on Gillette’s Face

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Credit: Gillette/YouTube Screenshot Gillette, the 118-year-old shaving company, has some mud on its face. (Or maybe that’s shaving cream.) The company just released a controversial commercial as part of a new campaign urging customers to aspire to more than just “the best (shave) a man can get.” Now, they’re supposed to become “The Best a…
William Barr’s Connection to Ruby Ridge, Defending FBI Snipers

William Barr’s Connection to Ruby Ridge, Defending FBI Snipers

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The Senate Judiciary Committee hearings for Attorney General nominee William Barr have focused heavily on Barr’s views on Special Counsel Robert Mueller. But nobody is asking about Barr’s legal crusade for blanket immunity for federal agents who killed American citizens. Barr received a routine questionnaire from the Judiciary Committee asking him to disclose his past…
Tulsi Gabbard and the Great Foreign Policy Realignment

Tulsi Gabbard and the Great Foreign Policy Realignment

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“There’s one main issue that is central to the rest, and that is the issue of war and peace.” Those were the words of Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, Democrat of Hawaii, appearing on CNN on January 12, as she threw her hat into the presidential ring. Gabbard is one of the few Democrats in the 2020 mix who…
Beto’s Constitutional Folly

Beto’s Constitutional Folly

Democratic Texas Senate candidate Rep. Beto O’Rourke gestures at his midterm election night party in El Paso, Texas, November 6, 2018. (Adria Malcolm/REUTERS) In questioning the Constitution, he gets the problem and the solution exactly backwards. Yesterday, Beto O’Rourke made news. In her Washington Post article yesterday on O’Rourke’s immigration stance, Jenna Johnson made the…
The Fanciful Quest to Revive the Obama Coalition

The Fanciful Quest to Revive the Obama Coalition

Former President Barack Obama is greeted by supporters as he participates in s rally for California Democratic candidates during a event in Anaheim, September 8, 2018. (Mike Blake/Reuters) Democrats are fooling themselves if they think anyone other than the 44th president can generate the massive minority and youth turnout they covet. When asked what gives…
Ten Thoughts on Theresa May’s Brexit-Deal Defeat

Ten Thoughts on Theresa May’s Brexit-Deal Defeat

British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives at the European Union summit in Brussels, Belgium, June 22. (Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters) 1. Theresa May’s defeat by the unexpectedly large margin of 230 votes last night was indeed “historic,” as every bore in journalism and punditry wrote — but only because of its size: It was the largest defeat…
The Pro-Life Resistance

The Pro-Life Resistance

Participants attend the annual March for Life rally in Washington, January 19, 2018. (Eric Thayer/Reuters) This Fordham professor has no tolerance for ‘throwaway culture’ and is trying to do something about it. Charles Camosy is an associate professor of theological and social ethics at Fordham University. A board member of Democrats for Life, he is…
Trump and FDR — Both Smear Victims

Trump and FDR — Both Smear Victims

President Trump departs Air Force One in St. Louis, Mo., July 26, 2018. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) Partisan hackery in our intelligence agencies is a much greater threat to democracy than any purported ‘collusion.’ The New York Times story this weekend, that senior FBI personnel took it upon themselves two years ago to open a counterintelligence investigation into whether…