The real problem for Donald Trump in the presidential debates isn’t his temperament. It’s his narcissism.
The move to endorse now seems ideologically baseless, because it is. It seems like an act of political self-defense, because it is. And it seems opportunistic, because it is.
Today, the left is entirely in favor of replacing culture with politics. That gives us worse culture, and worse politics.
It is not the elites alone who favor trade deals. It is not the elites alone who favor immigration reform. And it is not the elites alone who favored the Iraq War.
Tim Carney and Ben Domenech debated Jennifer Rubin and Bret Stephens on the motion “Blame the elites for the Trump Phenomenon.”
Say what you will about Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, but at least they are good at pretending they know things.
Dunham claims she never wants to be objectified, until she does, and when she isn’t, she feels pathetic about it.
Blaming conservatism’s woes on cable commentators on Fox News is short-sighted.
If Hillary Clinton falls into the trap of painting Trump supporters as angry racist white folks, she’ll be making a mistake, and potentially driving them toward Trump.
The opportunity this gives the Democrats is clear: they will have the latitude and incentives to expand their coalition, forming the equivalent of a new American Tory party.
In swimming you cannot make out the cheers or jeers. And if you glimpse your opponents, it is only because you are losing.
Why does her nomination not feel more satisfying?
The Democratic Party has made it impossible for someone like Tim Kaine to rise through the ranks while being honest about what he believes is morally right.
For Hillary Clinton, the tricky act of unification has never been a major part of her skillset.
For all the GOP handwringing and concern about what would happen at their convention, the potential for a mess of a convention for the Democrats is high.
In Cleveland, Trump has arrived to something that looks like a modern convention, but there is a palpable sense of rising unease about what comes next.
The party of Lincoln comes to Cleveland this week to die.
We have breakdown, chaos, and upheaval in our politics today not because the people are ‘insane’. . . but because they are sane.
There’s many months to go – but the Clinton ad machine is only just cranking up, and Trump’s campaign is at the starting line, flat-footed.
The American left has become more illiberal in tendencies and views toward the toleration of opposing ideas within the public square.
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