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Trump's blunders are giving Republicans a roadmap to the White House in 2020

Tim O’Brien, a biographer of Donald Trump who got the inevitable lawsuit alongside his book, had this observation about the 2016 presidential campaign after the video leaks and women who have stepped forward to accuse Donald Trump of sexual assault during the past two weeks: “I feel like I’ve learned more about the country by virtue of this exposure to the Trump virus than I’ve learned about Trump himself,” O’Brien said. 1,016 more words

Quote For The Day

After the election, American conservatives cannot simply pretend that Donald Trump never happened. The Republican Party must fully reject Trumpism and then reach out to voters with a brighter, most optimistic conservative message… 704 more words

UK Politics

Religious Freedom or Religious Liberty?

They’re not the same thing, according to Stephanie Russell-Kraft at Religion Dispatches. And conservatives are tilting more and more toward liberty.

Political theorist Hanna Fenichel Pitkin, in her 1988 essay “Are Freedom and Liberty Twins?”, wrote that freedom “is more likely to be holistic, to mean a total condition or state of being,” whereas liberty “is more likely to be plural and piecemeal.” Another way of putting it: freedom is the capacity to do things in the world, while liberty is the absence of external institutional constraints. 70 more words


Are Millennials the Most Smug Generation of All Time?

“Bigotry may be roughly defined as the anger of men who have no opinions. It is the resistance offered to definite ideas by that vague bulk of people whose ideas are indefinite to excess.”

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Is America Hostile To Conservatism?

Whether you love him or not, Ronald Reagan was one of the best examples of how a conservative can win an election and do so, smoothly. 557 more words


Repost-The Moral Decline Of A Nation?-Ross Douthat At The NY Times: 'The Perils of Anti-Decadence'

Full piece here.

(This piece has been altered to reflect an accurate reading of Douthat’s piece. Better late than never. Original copies can be provided.) 998 more words

Public Debate

Trojan Donkey

I have written the cover story for the October 21 issue of The Catholic Herald. My piece concerns the controversial pilfered emails from John Podesta, released by Wikileaks, that point to Democratic activists’ use of certain Catholic groups to influence the U.S. 200 more words

Ideas & Ideology