• No Rational Explanation for “It”

    No Rational Explanation for “It”

    After a miserable summer for movies, with box-office down some 15 percent across the board, September brought a big surprise: a modestly budgeted fright-fest with no big names smashed all records for horror films or for September releases in general. It, based on a 1986 Stephen King novel and a…

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  • Leftism Is Not Liberalism

    What is the difference between a leftist and a liberal? Answering this question is vital to understanding the crisis facing America and the West today. Yet few seem able to do it. I offer the following as a guide. Here's the first thing to know: The two have almost nothing…

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  • Evangelicals for Trump: A Matter of Self-Defense

    Evangelicals for Trump: A Matter of Self-Defense

    The sharpest divisions in politics today aren't based on race or economic status, but on religion. Last year's exit polls showed 26 percent who described themselves as Evangelical Christians, and they preferred Donald Trump by a crushing margin of 80 to 16 percent. Among the rest of the electorate—the 74…

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  • Big Events Demand a Big—and Cooperative—Response

    Big Events Demand a Big—and Cooperative—Response

    At key turning points in history, dramatic events seem to come together to force cooperation between even the most reluctant partisans. In the face of devastation from Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, for instance, even a brief government shutdown becomes unthinkable, so Republicans and Democrats must work together to provide…

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  • Four Hopeful Messages from an Epic Catastrophe

    Four Hopeful Messages from an Epic Catastrophe

    As Texas begins the long process of recovery from the catastrophe of Hurricane Harvey, Americans across the country should embrace four important lessons: * First, let's acknowledge that government isn't always the enemy and, in emergencies like this one, government at the local, state and federal levels has a crucial,…

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  • Unexpected Praise for Trump’s Turnaround

    Unexpected Praise for Trump’s Turnaround

    One of history's worst natural disasters produced one of the best weeks of Donald Trump's presidency. The chief executive and his administration rose to the challenge of responding to Hurricane Harvey and even his implacable media critics praised his change in attitude. The normally hostile New York Times featured TWO…

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  • Those Who Don’t Fight Evil Fight Statues

    All my life, I have known this rule about people: Those who don't fight the greatest evils will fight lesser evils or make-believe evils.This happens to be the morally defining characteristic of the left. During the Cold War, many liberals and nearly all conservatives fought communism, but the left fought…

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