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December 12, 2023

What Happened to Ron DeSantis? By Daniel McCarthy

Ron DeSantis is running as the true-blue conservative in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

December 5, 2023

Biden Looks Doomed -- But Is He? By Daniel McCarthy

Gavin Newsom is so eager to run for president that he even campaigns to insist he's not running.

November 28, 2023

A Test for Trump and His Rivals By Daniel McCarthy

A little more than six weeks before the Iowa caucuses, the race for the Republican presidential nomination looks like it's over before it's begun.

November 21, 2023

When Inequality Is Fatal for Men By Daniel McCarthy

Equality has always been an American preoccupation, right from the words "all men are created equal" in the Declaration of Independence.

November 14, 2023

By the Time Abortion Makes the Ballot, the Battle's Over By Daniel McCarthy

The fight over abortion in America is as much a religious contest as a political one.

November 7, 2023

War in the Democratic Party -- and at the Opera By Daniel McCarthy

Joe Biden's party is at war with itself.

Scenes last weekend of protesters scaling the White House fence and shouting down Sen. Cory Booker at a Democratic rally in New Jersey are only outward manifestations of a deeper inner turmoil.

October 31, 2023

Don't Let Refugees Be Used as a Weapon By Daniel McCarthy

It's been called the population weapon, and it's an effective way to blackmail Europe.

October 24, 2023

Israel's Lesson for 2024: A Liberal Crackup By Daniel McCarthy

Conventional wisdom says voters don't care about foreign policy.

October 17, 2023

Liberals' Dilemma: Immigration or Israel? By Daniel McCarthy

The war between Hamas and Israel forces everyone to recognize an uncomfortable truth: Immigration is a foreign-policy issue.

October 10, 2023

Why Bidenflation Defines Bidenomics By Daniel McCarthy

As the world burns and President Joe Biden's inadequacies grow only more obvious, Democrats reassure themselves that voters next year will care most of all about domestic issues.

And there, they think, Biden has something to be proud of: Bidenomics.

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.