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J.T. Young
J.T. Young served in the Department of Treasury and the Office of Management and Budget from 2001 to 2004 and as a Congressional staff member from 1987 to 2000.
by | Nov 2, 2019

Hillary Clinton keeps flirting with running for president again, and the Democrat Party keeps rejecting her advances. You cannot blame Democrats for dismissing a candidacy the only rationale for which is hubris. And you cannot blame Republicans for desiring a…

by | Oct 15, 2019

The Democrats’ presidential contest is not so much between candidates as it is among competing groups on the Left. Having virtually secured the nomination, the Left is now battling to determine who will represent it, and more importantly, what the…

by | Sep 30, 2019

Like swallows to Capistrano, last Monday the loons returned to Washington; as usual, they arrived from the left. Ostensibly, their purpose was to raise awareness of climate change. In reality, it provided further evidence of how far the Left has…

by | Sep 25, 2019

Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s dramatic impeachment move is not an offensive one; it is a rearguard action. Democrats come to this not from a position of strength, but from one of necessity. Having to “put up or shut up,” they are…

by | Sep 11, 2019

Liberals despise Trump because of his perceived intent, despite his realized outcomes. There can be no other explanation for leftists’ inveterate rejection of accomplishments they would have lauded had they been Obama’s. Liberals’ reaction goes beyond being a partisan filter;…

by | Sep 2, 2019

As the Democratic field shrinks, the threat from an independent run rises. Historical and current reasons show why a current Democrat contender could become an Independent pretender in November 2020. It is particularly acute from the left, where rapid expansion…

by | Aug 25, 2019

Recent breathless headlines of impending recession exposed the “experts” more than the economy. In attempting to see over the economic horizon, they appeared more to be seeking to see past this administration. The economy remains sound, even as attempts to…

by | Aug 17, 2019

Democrats clearly need Biden, but equally clearly: They do not want him. Intent to the point of hell-bent, Democrats are looking to run to the left and away from the moderates they will need to win. This threatens to make…

by | Aug 6, 2019

Here’s some advice for incoming college students: If you want to be really radical, be a conservative. New students entering college immediately encounter this paradox: If the Left prevails, how can embracing it be rebellion? Common sense tells us it…

by | Jul 23, 2019

Including a citizenship question in the census is undoubtedly constitutional. That should have settled the issue, but having lost on legality the left opted for expediency. Even the Left’s argument that Trump’s attempted inclusion was politically motivated, however, is weaker…

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