Trump’s Run Exasperates GOP Elite, Thrills Dems

Some of the early reactions to the inevitable announcement tell the tale.

Ben Sasse to Leave Senate to Become Florida President

The Nebraska Republican got an offer he can’t refuse.

Air Force Academy Didn’t Ban ‘Mom’ and ‘Dad’

The reactionary press is once again misrepresenting diversity training.

Stupid Takes From “Smart” People: Trump/FBI Edition

Tell us you don’t know anything about Federal Warrants without telling us you don’t know anything about Federal Warrants

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Joe Biden is Aging (Developing Story)

The 79-year-old will be 80 on his next birthday.

Princeton Fires Creepy, Lying Professor Who Happened to be Conservative

There’s much more to the story than meets the eye.

P.J. O’Rourke, 1947-2022

The great conservative humorist is gone at 74.

Race and the Myth of Meritocracy: Supreme Court Edition

When “obviously qualified” apparently isn’t enough

January 6th Yeah But-ism

Yes the riots were a disgrace but the Democrats . . . .

January 6 vs BLM Riots

Shockingly, they’re not remotely equivalent.

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Masking! In Homes!

The horrors never cease.

Patriots Leave Fox After Patriot Purge

Two NeverTrump Republicans have had enough.

Let’s Go Brandon

An amusing incident highlights how far we’ve fallen.

Elite Behavior Matters

The College Republican National Committee Chairman elections shows the lessons taught by the national party.

Once Again to Madison and Republics

The saga continues.

Maxine Waters Under Fire

The latest variant of the “No Justice, No Peace” threat is unhelpful.

Did the Boomers Ruin America?

An interesting but uneven debate.

Arguing Against Democracy

National Review’s Kevin D. Williamson advocates for less democracy in America.

How to Defend Rules Designed to Make Voting Harder

An example from Dan McLaughlin of NR

Elite Private Schools, Race, and Fear of the Woke

Also some ironic positions on capitalism.

Texas Ends COVID Restrictions

The Lone Star State is celebrating its independence in a big way.

A Return to the (Lack of) Evidence of Significant Fraud

A CPAC speaker and the return of the problem of the Heritage electoral fraud database.

Trump Trial Fallout: Who Knows?

Early analysis merely confirms analysts’ priors.

The Lincoln Project Grift

Its founders are laughing all the way to the bank.

The Nasty Politicization of COVID

Our cultural divide over the pandemic is turning us into worse people.

Wonder Woman 1984

A very low-spoilers review.

More Kook Than Coup

A shameful farce continues to unfold.

Electoral Integrity Concerns, Real and Imagined

What is more concerning, speculation and war games, or the words of POTUS?

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Subscription Prices Skyrocketing

We seem to be in a new reality. Will readers accept it?

This is What Support for Authoritarianism Looks Like

Rich Lowry puts preferred outcomes over constitutional process.

Beto O’Rourke Hands Republicans A Gift On Guns

At last week’s debate, Beto O’Rourke handed Republicans and gun rights advocates a nicely wrapped gift with his claim that he would seize guns from otherwise law-abiding Americans.

U.S. Women’s Team World Cup Win Renews Fight Over ‘Pay Equity’

The victory of the U.S. Women’s team in the World Cup has renewed a long-standing argument over pay equity, but the issue is far more complicated than it seems.

Should NeverTrumpers Become Democrats?

A considerable number of Republican have effectively left our party over Donald Trump. Should we go all the way?

Donald Trump And The Triumph Of The Conservative Grifters

At least some conservatives appear to finally be recognizing that their movement has been taken over by grifters and frauds. The only question is, what took them so long?

Justin Amash Doubles Down Against Trump As GOP Aligns Against Him

Justin Amash doubled down on his criticism of the President and his call for impeachment even as he came under fire from fellow Republicans.

Fed Nominee Stephen Moore Has History of Controversial Remarks About Women

Stephen Moore, who has been nominated to a seat on the Federal Reserve Board by President Trump. has a history of controversial remarks about women.

Trump’s Intellectuals?

A WaPo writer takes a round-about path to demonstrate the obvious.

Jussie Smollett Charged With Faking “Hate Crime”

Actor Jussie Smollett is charged with staging an attack initially called a “hate crime.”

Alabama Executes Domineque Ray Under Questionable Circumstances

Critics on both the Left and the Right rightly see an injustice here but the US Supreme Court allowed it to happen.

Should There Be A Political Statute Of Limitations On Acting Like An Idiot?

The cases of Ralph Northam and Mark Herring raise a question of when, if ever, something we did in the past should follow us for the rest of our lives.

The Closing Of The Conservative Media Mind

Two more defections from the stable of writers at RedState provide further proof of the extent to which conservative media has become a pro-Trump echo chamber.

MAGA Hats the New White Hood?

Wearing Donald Trump’s famous campaign symbol creates a presumption of ill intent. Is that fair?

The Death Of The Weekly Standard

Thanks apparently to the fact that it remained unwilling to get in line behind the Trumpidians, the conservative owner of The Weekly Standard has shut the magazine down.

McConnell, Other Republicans, Blocking Criminal Justice Reform [Updated: Vote To Go Forward]

Senator Mitch McConnell and others are blocking a criminal justice reform bill currently pending in the Senate.

Government Implicates Trump In Election Scheme In Cohen Sentencing Memos

Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the U.S, Attorney for the Southern District of New York have filed sentencing memos that directly implicate the President in a series of felonies.

Former Dallas Police Officer Indicted On Murder Charges In Botham Jean Shooting

Former Dallas police office Amber Guyger has been charged with murder in connection with the September shooting of Botham Jean in his own apartment.

Vatican Vetoes U.S. Bishop’s Plan To Deal With Sex Abuse Crisis

In what seems like another effort at a cover-up, the Vatican vetoed a plan by American Bishops to address the Catholic Church’s abuse scandal.

The Republicans Have Earned My Opposition

The Party of Donald Trump has left no sane choice but to vote straight Democrat.

Trump Says He Will End Birthright Citizenship Via Executive Order, But He Can’t

President Trump is now claiming he will end birthright citizenship for the children of undocumented immigrants via Executive Order. He clearly lacks the authority to do this.