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October 3, 2023

Will Gavin Newsom Copy Trump? By Daniel McCarthy

Gavin Newsom wants to be Donald Trump.

Eight years ago, Trump took stock of the Republican Party and found it ripe for conquest.

September 26, 2023

Biden's a Loser -- but Democrats Can't Ditch Him By Daniel McCarthy

   If Joe Biden is their nominee, Democrats will lose the White House next year.

September 19, 2023

Do Sex Scandals Matter? By Daniel McCarthy

   "The Jerry Springer Show" has been off the air for years, but you'd never know it to judge by the state of American politics, which now serves up titillation and outrage as reliably as Jerry Springer ever did.

September 12, 2023

Cornel West Spells Doom for Biden By Daniel McCarthy

Fear has a name in the Democratic Party, and that name is Cornel West.

September 5, 2023

What Trump Does for Democracy By Daniel McCarthy

Pauline Kael knew she wasn't a representative American.

August 29, 2023

Ramaswamy: A Trump Versus Trump? By Daniel McCarthy

In 2016, Donald Trump faced the strongest Republican presidential field in decades.

August 22, 2023

Take 'Rich Men North of Richmond' Seriously By Daniel McCarthy

You don't need a college degree to understand what's happening in our country.

August 15, 2023

How America Kills Its Own By Daniel McCarthy

America is an aging society, but this is no country for old men.

August 8, 2023

The Biden Pardon That Can Spare America By Daniel McCarthy

President Joe Biden has a chance to do the right thing for all Americans -- a brave and unpopular thing that will spare the country excruciating pain next year.

August 1, 2023

Warren Harding's Real Scandal Was His Conservatism By Daniel McCarthy

Mark Twain said history doesn't repeat but it rhymes. The life of Warren G. Harding rhymes with the presidential politics of our time.

July 25, 2023

Demography Destiny, for Us and China By Daniel McCarthy

Americans have a habit of thinking about China in this light.

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July 18, 2023

The Frontrunner Who Looks Like a Loser Is Biden By Daniel McCarthy

Are Democrats forfeiting the 2024 election?

July 11, 2023

Britain's Bad Example for American Conservatives By Daniel McCarthy

Republicans can only imagine what it would feel like to win four national elections in a row -- wielding executive and legislative power for more than a dozen years.

July 4, 2023

Could We Still Win a Revolutionary War? By Daniel McCarthy

  The Independence Day season is a time to ask a hard question.

June 27, 2023

Civilizations Clash -- in Ukraine and at Home By Daniel McCarthy

Samuel Huntington got Ukraine wrong.

June 20, 2023

China Comes for the Caribbean By Daniel McCarthy

When Americans think about conflict with China, Taiwan comes to mind first.