• Could Anyone Replace Trump?

    Could Anyone Replace Trump?

    A quick thought experiment reveals the real nature of the movement Donald Trump has inspired. Imagine that Mr. Trump, who turns 70 in June, suffered a sudden health crisis and became incapacitated. Could anyone possibly replace him as head of his movement–advancing his ideals and programs to “make America great…

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  • Misdirected Anger Pollutes Our Politics

    Misdirected Anger Pollutes Our Politics

    Surging populist campaigns by Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have convinced many observers that 2016 represents a “year of anger” but no one can agree on what, exactly, the American electorate is supposed to be so angry about. On the right, activists say people are furious because Barack Obama has…

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  • Focusing on the Wrong Issue

    Focusing on the Wrong Issue

    The worst part of the GOP Presidential debate in Houston involved its disproportionate focus on illegal immigration. The CNN moderators began with that topic, and stayed with it for more than a third of the debate's running time. You'd think that the flow of unauthorized migrants represented the public's top…

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  • Misleading Chatter about a “Brokered Convention”

    Misleading Chatter about a “Brokered Convention”

    Commentators in mainstream media have begun speaking obsessively about a so-called “brokered convention”—acknowledging the possibility that no candidate will come to Cleveland with a majority of first ballot votes. This is a misleading term, since there are no potential “brokers” who could dictate the outcome. The candidates themselves won't exercise…

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  • Why Do We Choose the Leaders We Hate Most?

    Why Do We Choose the Leaders We Hate Most?

    Major polls seem to agree that the two most unpopular politicians in the country are Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, but (unless something changes quickly) the public may be forced to choose between these reviled figures in the November election. The latest Wall Street Journal poll shows 49 percent of…

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  • Misplaced Anger Pollutes Our Politics

    Misplaced Anger Pollutes Our Politics

    Surging populist campaigns by Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have convinced many observers that 2016 represents a “year of anger” but no one can agree on what, exactly, the American electorate is supposed to be so angry about. On the right, activists say people are furious because Barack Obama has…

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  • The Year of Authenticity–Not Anger

    The Year of Authenticity–Not Anger

    The surprising strength of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump in primary campaigns of both parties leads leading commentators to describe 2016 as the “Year of Anger” for the electorate. But a closer look at recent returns suggests that voters actually care more about another A-word: authenticity. Whatever their faults in…

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  • “Where To Invade Next” Exposes Liberal Delusions

    “Where To Invade Next” Exposes Liberal Delusions

    WHERE TO INVADE NEXT is the title of the latest movie by leftist documentarian Michael Moore, and it powerfully exposes an underlying flaw in the progressive world view. In the film, Moore travels the globe to praise countries like Slovenia, Finland, Tunisia and Portugal, which supposedly handle drug addiction, education,…

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