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As the left rises, so does its relabeling as “progressive.” Beneath relabeling lies an acute problem for Democrats facing the left’s ascendancy. The left can win Democratic primaries, but Democrats cannot win general elections as “the left.” No triviality of…

A few years back, in 2009, I told George Soros that he shouldn’t believe his own spin. “Au contraire,” he replied with that twinkle in his eye. “It’s the secret of my success.” It was lunchtime banter. We hadn’t seen…

Emboldened by the noise from the crowds that followed Bernie Sanders around in 2016, more and more Democrats have drifted far leftward and begun embracing the wild progressive fantasy that masquerades as policy. Three of the names most often mentioned…

Tragic are the moral dilemmas facing liberals. They believe in a redistributionist, socialist state. But they don’t want to live with the consequences of a redistributionist, socialist state. What is a good progressive to do? They can write “The Ethicist”…

Says the cartoon boxer, lying flat on the canvas, to the towering, glowering brute who put him there: “At last. I gotcha where I wantcha.” It could be like that — or maybe not, but let’s speculate a bit —…

Roy Scranton is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame and a U.S. Army veteran of the Iraq War. On the evidence of a mid-July essay for the New York Times, Scranton is also a man in need of…

He seems nice: https://twitter.com/WiredSources/status/1021147704867590144 We can quibble about whether or not shoving a bullhorn into a guy’s face is tantamount to a punch but it’s close enough for our purposes. Personally, I prefer to not be hit in the face…

As the left rises, so does its relabeling as “progressive.” Beneath relabeling lies an acute problem for Democrats facing the left’s ascendancy. The left can win Democratic primaries, but Democrats cannot win general elections as “the left.” No triviality of…

A few years back, in 2009, I told George Soros that he shouldn’t believe his own spin. “Au contraire,” he replied with that twinkle in his eye. “It’s the secret of my success.” It was lunchtime banter. We hadn’t seen…

Emboldened by the noise from the crowds that followed Bernie Sanders around in 2016, more and more Democrats have drifted far leftward and begun embracing the wild progressive fantasy that masquerades as policy. Three of the names most often mentioned…

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