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.

Sports: America’s Great Escape from Political Correctness

 

America’s escape into sports is increasingly an escape from political correctness. The contrast between the objectivity of the one and the subjectivity of the other could not be clearer — or more welcome to ever-growing crowds. Sport has always been a retreat from life’s drudgery, and that drudgery has never been more comprised of self-conscious […]

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Unable to Win Elections, Liberals Seek to Delegitimize Trump

 

Expect liberals to continue trying to delegitimize Trump’s victory, despite repeated failure. The only thing that changes in liberals’ long-term effort is their motivation: It now switches from election strategy to survival’s necessity. Simply: If liberals cannot effectively undermine Trump’s presidency, they risk losing far more than November’s election. The over-reported prospect of an Electoral […]

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Castro’s Death: The Perfect Metaphor of Communism’s Demise

 

Castro’s death not only provides communism’s coda but its perfect metaphor. The world’s governments are turning mental contortions over how to respond to the passing of Cuba’s dictator for half a century. Untroubled by protocol concerns, the rest of the world can simply recognize the obvious: Castro is taking communism to the grave with him. […]

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The Elite Act Out

 

Rarely does today’s art imitate life; recently, the cast of Hamilton unintentionally did so. In its own vain attempt to publicly shame Vice President-elect Mike Pence, it managed to vindicate the election’s outcome to the rest of the country. The cast proved that even weeks removed, America’s elite still does not understand what cost them […]

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Hillary Speeds Democrats in the Wrong Direction

 

Democrats’ 2016 best-case scenario is now just a vanishing point in their rearview mirror. Instead, they find their worst case scenario rapidly filling their front windshield. It is easy to blame this dream-turned-nightmare on FBI Director Comey’s announcement that the FBI was renewing its investigation into Clinton’s emails, but the fault really lies with Hillary […]

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Democrats: Be Careful What You Wish For When It Comes to Hillary

 

Democrats demanding quick revelation of the FBI’s latest Clinton email evidence should be careful. The track record on Clinton scandals is not a pretty one, and they are unlikely to again receive Director Comey’s “Christmas in July” gift. As the old adage warns: Be careful what you wish for, because you might just get it. […]

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Clinton Versus Her Past in the Presidential Debates

 

Hillary’s past, not Trump, undercuts her presidential debate performance. Having worked so hard to contrast herself with her opponent, her biggest problem remains being what so many Americans perceive her to be: Someone Who Cannot Be Trusted. Despite Trump being the “challenger” to Clinton’s “incumbent,” it was Clinton who really needed a good first debate. […]

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The Trap Clinton Has Set for Herself

 

Public expectations turned Monday’s presidential debate into Clinton’s trap instead of Trump’s. Still, Trump allowed Clinton out of it — and himself to fall into it — all too often Monday night. Nonetheless, Clinton’s underlying strategy to portray Trump as unqualified for the presidency — and herself over-qualified for it — gives Trump ample opportunity […]

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Non-Establishment Nominees Are Nothing New

 

While the media focus on the GOP Establishment’s 2016 nomination loss, such defeat is hardly new. Over the last 10 elections both major parties have had non-Establishment nominees. These past non-Establishment uprisings have not been harbingers of party demise, but in most cases catalysts and conduits of change, which have led to the formation of […]

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Negative Campaigns: The PEDs of Politics 

 

Negative campaigns in politics are akin to steroids in sports: Although deplored, they work. Both Clinton and Trump better hope that continues to be true. Due to the public’s irredeemably low opinion of them, necessity is going to continue compelling them into dueling negative campaigns. Saying Clinton and Trump are unpopular with the American public […]

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