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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 | Feb 10, 2020

Impeachment was not about removing Trump; it was about ensuring establishment Democrats were not removed. The Left made impeachment a Democrat litmus test, knowing any outcome consolidated its grip on the party. Establishment Democrats therefore faced a contest for survival…

by | Jan 13, 2020

Viewers of previous 2020 Democrat presidential debates have witnessed a dysfunctional demolition derby. Instead of trying to hit each other, the entrants have done all they could to avoid one another. The reasons for this caution over collision is that…

by | Jan 4, 2020

We have 2020 backwards: Not Trump, but his opponent, will be more determinant. In part, this is true because President Trump leaves few undecided: He has already had his impact. Therefore, 2020’s more influential variable will be the Democrat, who…

by | Dec 24, 2019

As Christmas approaches, it renews a long-standing conflict over the holiday. It is religious versus secular. It is spiritual versus commercial. It is serious versus frivolous. It is a profound mistake to see the contrast as meaningless. Christians have long…

by | Dec 14, 2019

Democrats crying “impeachment” are the boy who cried “wolf.” Like the boy in the fable, they will find they have worn out the cry. And like the boy, they will be the ones to suffer for having done so. In…

by | Nov 26, 2019

On impeachment, Democrats are losing, President Trump is tying, and the Left is winning. Democrats are losing because they bear all impeachment’s risks, but with little to show for it so far. President Trump is tying because, despite the worst…

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…

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