Political Hay
Political Hay
by | Mar 31, 2020

Call it the pork that got chopped. And as always, the goal was laudable. In the world of Washington legislating, the goal is always laudable. This time around the goal was what is called in the arcana of policy-making “surprise…

by | Mar 28, 2020

Both Plato and Aristotle feared mass democracy because its smooth-talking agitators could easily whip up popular passions and lead an unsophisticated mob into fury and blind obedience to the tyrant they were promoting to save them. For the past three…

by | Mar 25, 2020

Biden’s campaign has turned him into a mirror, in which Democrat groups see themselves. By trying to be all things to all groups, he has become nothing. A mirror is, after all, faceless; there is nothing there unless someone else…

by | Mar 22, 2020

In Sunday’s Democratic debate, Joe Biden committed to naming a woman as his vice president and a black woman as his Supreme Court nominee. If you are male, your application is not welcome for either job. If you are a…

by | Mar 22, 2020

Washington In 2020, people talk about “two Americas.” During the coronavirus outbreak, there is one America, a sheltered America, with people who — like me — can work at home. And another America, an edgier America, that stands to be…

by | Mar 18, 2020

The lethal price tag for the months of the Impeach Trump obsession by Democrats is now in — and rising. Over there at Breitbart, Joel Pollak, one of the serious journalists of the day, has put together this telling timeline…

by | Mar 14, 2020

Across the United States, myriad pension and trust funds are in trouble. Serious trouble. The U.S Postal Service’s retiree health benefits fund is underfunded by $70 billion and will be depleted in 10 years. In Illinois, the state’s teacher pension fund…

by | Mar 13, 2020

Here is the Fox News headline: Conservative lawmakers, commentators labeled ‘racist’ for calling COVID-19 ‘Chinese’ or ‘Wuhan’ virus The story begins, Chinese officials are pushing back on the expression “Wuhan coronavirus” — saying the name used frequently by American conservative…

by | Mar 12, 2020

Joe Biden is riding high on the headlines of his “spectacular comeback.” The same pundits who gave him up for dead last month now gush over him. But his success has less to do with his qualities than those of…

by | Mar 4, 2020

They are utterly clueless that what they are doing helps Donald Trump. As the impassioned support for the socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders rises inside their party, threatening to swamp and sink the Democratic Party, Establishment Democrats and Never Trump Republicans…

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