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POLITICAL COMMENTARY

  • The Left's Gambles By Thomas Sowell

    Sometimes life forces us to make decisions, even when we don't have enough information to know how the decision will turn out. The risks may be even greater when people make decisions for other people. Yet there are some who are not only willing, but eager, to take decisions away from those who are directly affected.   

  • Is Trump Calling Out Xi Jinping? By Patrick J. Buchanan

    Like a bolt of lightning, that call of congratulations from Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen to President-elect Donald Trump illuminated the Asian landscape.

  • Ditching Electoral College Would Allow California to Impose Imperial Rule on a Colonial America by Michael Barone

    They're still counting the votes, going on four weeks after the election, in California. In Brazil, a nation with much more challenging geography, they manage to do it in five hours.

  • Clinton Lost. Should We Care? by Ted Rall

    If Jill Stein and die-hard Democrats get their way, recounts in three key states will take the presidency away from Donald Trump and hand it to Hillary Clinton. While this effort is probably doomed to failure, the attempted do-over prompts a question: what exactly are we losing with this mother of all paths not taken, a Hillary Clinton administration?

  • Fake News and War Party Lies By Patrick J. Buchanan

    "I have in my possession a secret map, made in Germany by Hitler's government -- by the planners of the New World Order," FDR told the nation in his Navy Day radio address of Oct. 27, 1941.

  • Donald Trump and the Outstate Midwest Redraw the Partisan Lines by Michael Barone

    Would any Republican besides Donald Trump have beaten Hillary Clinton and been elected the 45th president? It's an interesting question, not susceptible to a definitive answer but with consequences for politics going forward.

  • In 2016’s Game of Musical Chairs, the Music Stopped at the Wrong Time for Clinton By Kyle Kondik and Geoffrey Skelley

    After the Bay of Pigs debacle, when U.S.-backed forces tried and spectacularly failed to topple Fidel Castro’s nascent communist regime in Cuba, President John F. Kennedy held a press conference and took blame for the failure. Speaking on April 21, 1961 — just a few months into his presidency — JFK memorably declared, “There’s an old saying that victory has a hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan,” meaning that when something goes right, many will want to take credit for it, but when something goes wrong, no one wants to take the blame.

  • Justin Trudeau: Baby-Faced Commie Apologist Unmasked by Michelle Malkin

    Wasn't one vapid pretty boy named Justin from Canada enough?

  • Return of the Fourth Estate Fainting Couches By Charles Hurt

    Just when they thought it was safe to go outside again, the political press is breaking out the smelling salts again.

    They’re back to having the vapors and breaking out in warts over the orange-haired vulgarian holding court at his fabulous and opulent New Jersey golf course. Trump National Bedminster has become President-elect Donald Trump’s White House-in-waiting as he hosts countless dignitaries, revolutionaries and even establishment politicians who have come from near and far to kiss the giant ring.

  • Drain the Swamp! By John Stossel

    President-elect Trump says he's uniquely qualified to "drain the swamp" in Washington, D.C. He can do it, he said at one debate, because as a businessman, he understands American cronyism. "With Hillary Clinton, I said, 'Be at my wedding,' and she came to my wedding. You know why? She had no choice because I gave."