The right needs to be precise in its language when it attacks socialism or the social welfare state, and careful to educate voters.
Weigel’s sycophancy for a left-wing loser is not the sort of opinion that used to land him in professional trouble. But his career arc is a window in American journalism and politics.
Ben Domenech hosted a live taping of Federalist Radio at the Aspen Ideas Festival. They discuss Trumpism and its impact on the future of conservatism.
In the United States, even the pretend oppressed can kick the imaginary Nazi out of their establishment, as we saw when the co-owner of the Red Hen booted Sarah Huckabee Sanders from her restaurant.
In a triumph of helicopter parenting, the ‘student-led’ March for Our Lives protest turns out to have been mostly organized and paid for by adult activists.
President Trump signed a deal to avert a government shutdown for another two years by basically giving the Democrats all the spending they wanted.
The real motives of Rauch, Wittes, and NeverTrumpers have nothing to do with pragmatic politics in response to a ‘dangerous’ president or concern about the rule of law.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he’s backing establishment politicos because that’s how to keep ‘a governing majority.’ What good has that been?
When pressed to offer examples of how Republicans had brought Trump on themselves, Sen. Jeff Flake argued the GOP had done too little to curb birtherism. This is a myth.
We shouldn’t use tragedy for partisanship.
Democrats are desperately clinging to the narrative of a rural Appalachian savior who will help bring their party back from the edge.
The only way the Obamacare replacement bill could have turned out worse is if Republicans had actually passed it. Thank the House Freedom Caucus.
Today’s Democratic Party is hollowing itself out to progressive ideology—and leaving moderate and historically liberal voters behind.
The whole point of Donald Trump was supposed to be: BUT HE FIGHTS. But we shouldn’t be surprised to see the Trump administration’s bluster melting away.
For all the similarities of situation and tactics, there are several reasons why ‘the Resistance’ is unlikely to succeed as the Tea Party did.
The Left’s attempt to create a ‘Resistance’ modeled on the Tea Party will have the opposite effect, making their basic electoral problems worse.
Possible allies and popular issues are always potential targets of Trump’s shoot-from-the-hip style.
The next Tea Party scandal is not only coming, it may already be happening. When it does, the charade will begin anew, and no one will pay a price.
It is a mistake for American leaders and those currently recoiling at the populist fervor gripping the nation to simply blame populism’s existence on a few demagogic pot stirrers.
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