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Trump’s Conservative CPAC Speech

 

It’s not conservatism, it’s Trumpism! This may be one of the dumber statements floating around as conventional wisdom on the Right. I just watched Trump’s speech at the Friday morning session of CPAC. What I heard was smash-mouth conservatism. Here is a list of policy goals President laid out in his speech: Peace through strength — […]

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Why Most Patients Say ‘Hell, No’ to Obamacare

 

A professor and student at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health recently argued Republicans in Congress are trying to send health care to hell in a handbasket by repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). “It’s the Republican Party, standing alone, who wants America to return to the medical underwriting circle of […]

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Ladies Night at the Theater

 

The power of prayer proves irresistible, if led by a formidable military chaplain like our nation’s first lady. So what are the Dems going to do now? Call for a boycott of the Lord’s Prayer? No mean sinners ourselves, we keep them in our prayers as they proceed on their ceaseless rounds of mad resistance. […]

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Chicago Honors Terrorist After Dishonoring Trump

 

Chicago aldermen honored FALN (Armed Forces of National Liberation) terrorist Oscar Lopez-Rivera by naming a section of roadway after him. If only Leopold and Loeb, Al Capone, and John Wayne Gacy cloaked their crimes in a cause, then they, too, might now enjoy Second City street-sign salutes. “He was a suspect of FALN bombings starting […]

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Milo’s Republicans: Hang ’em High!

 

You’d think otherwise, but apparently Milo has few friends in Helena, the capital city of Montana, where Democrats abound and the Helena City Commission is aggressively pro-LGBT. So pro that on January 9 of this year it removed gender restrictions in public accommodations where people “ordinarily appear in the nude.” We can thank Commissioner Robert […]

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Eight Years of the Silent Treatment

 

Just so we’re clear: Eight years of rising anti-Semitism on college campuses and abroad. Eight years of French Jews too scared to wear their kipot (yarmulkes) on the streets and observe their religion openly. Eight years of Jews fleeing France for Israel, at a record-setting pace. Daily stabbings of Jews, including American Jews, a kosher […]

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Democrats: More Radical, Less Chic

 

At the 1984 Republican convention, Jeane Kirkpatrick, Reagan’s ambassador to the United Nations, called his liberal critics “San Francisco Democrats.” That was taken as an insult then, but now Democrats would probably see it as a compliment. Today’s Democratic political strategists think more like Jan Morris, the transgender writer, than Dick Morris. They could not […]

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Coming to Terms With Two Terms

 

Darn it, I wish I could remember the name of this short story by the late Noble Prize winner, Shmuel Yosef Agnon. It goes like this. The Jews in a small Eastern European village (shtetl), circa 1900, have never seen a convert to Judaism. In those days of hardship for Jews, they were not attracting many new […]

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Mnuchin Must Bring Transparency to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

 

Now that he has been confirmed, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has a lot on his plate. He needs to do what he can administratively to reduce the crushing burden of the Dodd-Frank Act on small banks and credit unions. He also needs to work with Congress on major legislative fixes such as the forthcoming Financial Choice Act from House Financial Services […]

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New Identity for a Master of Identity Politics

 

Sacramento The most entertaining local news story this week was a puff piece in the Sacramento Bee about one of California’s most-powerful politicians, Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles. De León is of interest to readers outside this state in that he is setting himself up to play a high-profile role combating […]

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