by | Feb 19, 2020

Congress at War: How Republican Reformers Fought the Civil War, Defied Lincoln, Ended Slavery, and Remade America by Fergus M. Bordewich (Knopf, 480 pages, $32.50) Most Civil War students realize that Congress was ahead of President Lincoln on matters such…

by | Nov 16, 2019

Donald Trump is not the first president whom opponents tried to drive from office almost from the start of his term. Radical Republicans targeted Andrew Johnson only a few months after he assumed the presidency following Abraham Lincoln’s assassination in…

by | Oct 18, 2019

Trump critics increasingly compare him to Andrew Johnson, who, in 1868, was the first president to face impeachment. Like Trump, Johnson was easily provoked into unruly speech and considered morally inferior by his opponents, who regarded themselves to be sincere…

by | Jul 21, 2019

Washington The most revealing moment of Wednesday night’s Greenville, North Carolina, Trump rally was not when the crowd chanted “Send her back” in support of President Donald Trump’s criticism of first-term Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., a Somali-born immigrant who frequently…

by | Jun 5, 2019

If you know the history of the 19th Amendment, you will notice a peculiar omission from the statements issued by various Democrats celebrating the 100th anniversary of its passage by Congress. Elizabeth Warren, for example, tweeted: “People always say that big change…

by | Nov 20, 2018

There’s a quite a bit of talk about how the two parties will work together to pass some policy initiatives over the next two years but don’t believe it for a minute. It is unlikely the Democrats will compromise with…

by | Oct 7, 2018

My goodness, it all played out exactly as predicted a week before it even unfolded: The inference that Republicans were caving in and would let the Democrats run out the clock on the Kavanaugh nomination was unduly pessimistic. Sen. Chuck Grassley meant business and…

by | Sep 29, 2018

Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) is a “great conservative.” Or, at least that’s what Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) argued on his way out of the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday. The reason for this bizarre (and inaccurate) praise? Senator Flake opted to…

by | Aug 9, 2018

The real unemployment rate (the U6 figure) has reached a 17-year low in record time. This is almost exclusively in response to the massive amount of regulations that the Trump Administration slashed beginning from his very first day in office. The tax…

by | Jun 26, 2018

George Will is correct: The Republican Party is unworthy of your vote. Unfortunately, though, the alternatives are worse than what America is presently made to endure. And, naturally, George Will’s insight about how the Republican Party shouldn’t get your vote…

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