This type of equivocation isn’t a new feature of the White House. And recognizing that can help both the Left and Right see each other’s concerns.
To be ready for dictatorship, people have to embrace its habits and practices voluntarily, or at least show little resistance. Google is doing its part.
Early American progressives believed the nation needed to harness the moral urgency of warfare and direct it towards alarming Americans into expanding government.
The left has been freaking out so long they can’t tell true from false. Take the headlines that the AHCA makes sexual assault a ‘pre-existing condition.’
The Left’s favorite epithet for Donald Trump is ‘fascist.’ The problem is, the term simply doesn’t apply. They should stop using it.
People who say Trump is ‘not my president’ seem to expect a personal relationship with the man in the nation’s highest office. Which is weird, right?
In their letter to Sasha and Malia Obama, the Bush sisters show us how to transcend partisanship and disdain—and instead offer kindness and courtesy.
If the left-right spectrum collapses in coming years, it may offer us a unique opportunity to ally around other things that matter to us.
It’s the cultural progressivism we’ve grown immune to over the past 50 years.
The only way to keep bad ideas dominant is to prevent people from introducing any alternatives.
The reaction to the Orlando terrorist attack shows how badly the Left is failing the minorities it claims to protect.
The so-called “alt-right” are just white supremacists with delusions of being intellectual.
Terrorists know we have no particular love for our civilization, and that is why they can batter it. If we loved it as they do their religion, we would destroy them.
What happened to those from each party who simply said that abortion is an ugly business, but one we’re stuck with?
If you try to shut down public debate, is this a way of ensuring that you win—or an admission that you have already lost?
Is our politics bitter, contentious, unpleasant, intractable, and no fun whatsoever? Good!
Upset the left, and you get angry, personal denunciations. Say something that upsets religious people, and they pray for you. Why the difference?
Steven Benen think private employers raising their wages in response to market forces is a triumph for the minimum wage. Say what?
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