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December 24, 2020

Are 'Never Trumpers' the Future of the GOP? By Patrick J. Buchanan

Denouncing the $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill as a parsimonious "disgrace" and hinting at an Alamo-style finish on Jan. 6, when Congress votes to declare Joe Biden the next president, Donald Trump is not going to go quietly.

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December 23, 2020

The Abominable 'America Last' Porkulus By Michelle Malkin

This country is not governed by a "Republican Party" and a "Democratic Party." It is governed by an establishment "uniparty" that betrays our citizens at every turn. Exhibit A: The joint annual ritual of fiscal vulgarity known as the omnibus spending bill.

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December 23, 2020

Naughty vs. Nice By John Stossel

Who should be on Santa's naughty and nice lists this Christmas?

*Naughty:

I'd give lumps of coal to:

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December 22, 2020

Lockdowns Are the Great Unequalizer By Stephen Moore

Democrats and their liberal economic advisers obsess about income inequality. Will someone please tell them that no act in modern times has widened the gap between the rich and the poor more than the lockdowns going on right now?

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December 22, 2020

Can Democracy Hold Us Together? By Patrick J. Buchanan

If America were a company and not a country, we would have long ago dissolved the corporation, split the blanket, and gone our separate ways.

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December 19, 2020

Will the Media's Newfound Stridency Continue Under Biden? No. By Ted Rall

"In his first rally since losing the election last month, President Trump continued to spout conspiracy theories about voter fraud, falsely claiming that he had defeated President-elect Joe Biden." That was the lede of a news story in the Dec. 5 Washington Post.

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December 18, 2020

Biden: Identity Politics and No Apologies By Michael Barone

Identity politics seems to be sticking around. Important election results seemed to refute the notion that Americans vote for their ethnic or racial identity. Hispanic voters trended significantly toward the supposedly anti-Hispanic Donald Trump, and Californians, while voting 63% for Joe Biden, rejected racial quotas and preferences in a referendum by an even larger margin than in the 1990s.

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December 18, 2020

After Lee, It's Lincoln's Turn By Patrick J. Buchanan

First, they came for the Confederates. And that purge is far from over.

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December 17, 2020

Georgia Senate Runoffs: Breaking Down November, Looking to January By J. Miles Coleman and Niles Francis

KEY POINTS FROM THIS ARTICLE

— In a highly unusual situation, both of Georgia’s Senate seats will be on the ballot next month — one seat was already scheduled to be elected, while the other is a special election.

— As January’s result will decide control of the Senate, both sides are invested in Georgia’s outcome.

— In the regular election, Democrat Jon Ossoff made some gains in the suburbs since he was last on the ballot, but to beat Sen. David Perdue (R-GA), he’ll likely have to do even better.

— The battle for the state’s other seat is a bitter contest between appointed incumbent Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) and Rev. Raphael Warnock, a Democrat and a preacher.

— Though it would add an extra layer of chaos to the outcome, history — and data from November — seems to point away from a split outcome.

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December 16, 2020

Some Church Lives Matter More Than Others By Michelle Malkin

Here is a textbook illustration of how the corporate media's sins of omission can be far more damning than the corrupted industry's sins of commission.

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December 16, 2020

Hero or Traitor? By John Stossel

President Donald Trump should pardon Edward Snowden.

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December 15, 2020

Potential 900% Tariffs on Mattresses Could Wallop Consumers By Stephen Moore

When import tariffs are under discussion in Washington, D.C., they typically revolve around rates of 5% to 25% on foreign goods.

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December 15, 2020

Has America's Suez Moment Come? By Patrick J. Buchanan

2020 will surely qualify as an "annus horribilis" in the history of the Republic.

By New Year's, one in every 1,000 Americans, 330,000, will be dead from the worst pandemic in 100 years. The U.S. economy will have sustained a blow to rival the worst year of the Great Depression.

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December 12, 2020

Why Didn't the Xenophobe in Chief Close the Borders? By Ted Rall

The COVID-19 pandemic was a crisis tailor-made for a xenophobe like Donald Trump. The coronavirus provided an ideal opportunity to turn the president's biggest liability -- the nativist bigotry that went so far as to lock children in cages and then lose hundreds of their parents, which elicited disgust even among some of his supporters -- into a strength in early 2020. Trump's explicable failure to knock this easy pitch out of the ballpark is my biggest explanation for why he lost the election to a singularly lackluster opponent.

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December 11, 2020

No ‘Next Time’ for GOP If It Doesn’t Challenge Voter Fraud Now By Brian C. Joondeph

Many establishment Republicans, particular of the NeverTrump variety, are telling us it’s time to move on from the 2020 presidential election. They promise future electoral reform and holding the cheaters accountable, with a better outcome in 2024.

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December 11, 2020

Is Our Second Civil War -- also a 'Forever War'? By Patrick J. Buchanan

When the Electoral College meets Monday, it will almost surely certify former Vice President Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States. And he will take the oath of office Jan. 20.

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December 11, 2020

The Unbearable Lightness of White College Democrats By Michael Barone

Eighty-five percent of counties with a Whole Foods store voted for Joe Biden. That factoid, relayed by The Cook Political Report's David Wasserman, tells you something important about the election -- and about today's Democratic Party.

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December 10, 2020

How the States Voted Relative to the Nation By Kyle Kondik

Republicans retain an edge in the Electoral College.

KEY POINTS FROM THIS ARTICLE

— Joe Biden did better than Hillary Clinton in the lion’s share of states.

— However, when one takes into account how the states voted relative to the nation, Republicans retain an edge in the Electoral College.

— Despite voting for Biden, key battleground states such as Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin all became more Republican relative to the national voting. Biden did solidify a number of the Clinton-won states, though, most notably Minnesota and New Hampshire.

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December 9, 2020

COVIDGATE (Part 3): Attack on Informed Consent By Michelle Malkin

Patient rights and bioethics are impossible without truly informed consent. This fundamental concept has vanished from public view faster than paper towels and toilet paper from your grocery shelves. Informed consent matters more than ever because we are entering the most coercive era of medical tyranny in human history.

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December 9, 2020

Investment Con By John Stossel

Want to make money and help the world, too?

Wall Street says you can!