No Conservatism With Authority


Political scientist Clinton Rossiter concluded his 1960 work Parties and Politics in America with the following formula: “No America without democracy, no democracy without politics, no politics without parties, no parties without compromise and moderation.” In the case of a conservative political party, I would suggest an addendum to that formula: “No conservatism without tradition, […]

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San Antonio Knows


The essence of the Nanny State is the belief among too many government officials that people are too stupid to know what’s best for them. That attitude manifests itself across jurisdictions. It knows no state or regional boundary. Governing elites in every city, county, state and federal agency are prone to the malady. While the […]

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Tom Hayden: From SDS and Viet Cong to Progressives for Obama


Tom Hayden, the Vietnam War protester and SDS founder, died this past weekend at age 76. Hayden’s journey was in many ways tragic. Born December 1939 in the Detroit suburbs, he was not, unlike many radical leaders, a red-diaper baby. His parents were Irish Catholics who named him after St. Thomas Aquinas and sent him […]

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The NFL’s Marqise of Queensberry Rules


Sticks and stones may break your bones, but bad words will draw a 15-yard penalty in the NFL. Or so says Jacksonville Jaguar wide receiver Marqise Lee, who said he received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for using the N-word during the Jaguars’ last game. Lee, who is African American, said his language was part of […]

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The Year of the Nasty Woman


Elizabeth Warren, campaigning for Hillary Clinton on Monday, promised that this election belonged to “nasty women.” Appropriating Trump’s phrase from the third debate, Warren said, “Get this Donald: Nasty women are tough, nasty women are smart and nasty women vote. And on November 8th, we nasty women are gonna march our nasty feet to cast […]

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Marco Rubio in Trouble


Republican prospects of defending the party’s Senate majority, now four seats but with many more Republicans than Democrats up for election this year, are getting a bit more dicey as the Florida Senate race tightens. Thought recently to be a sure Republican winner, the seat now appears to be in play. Just two weeks ago, […]

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The Angry Woman Makes History


Washington As I have been saying, the sexual revolution of the 1960s is now over. We can thank Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton’s gang of angry women (whom Donald either knew or did not know years ago) for that. I think it is a contribution to the moral life of the Republic, but I […]

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Turnout Time


Some of us this election year don’t even want to say the words “Clinton” or “Trump” — and with good reason. However, there is one word that we should keep in mind: “Turnout.” If we sit home in disgust on election day, we forfeit the right — and the duty — to elect a Congress […]

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Hillary: Queen of Corruption


More muck from the swamp of rigged corruption. The headline in the Wall Street Journal says it all: Clinton Ally Aided Campaign of FBI Official’s Wife Group linked to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe donated nearly half a million dollars to 2015 state Senate candidate The story says in part this, bold print for emphasis supplied: […]

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Rotten to the Core


Very little introduction is necessary here; the headline and sub-headline say it all. And in the interest of brevity, because we’ve a lot of ground to cover just in recounting a small sample of the ugly revelations continuously pouring out of WikiLeaks’ document dumps against the Clinton machine and the Democratic Party, we’ll just get […]

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