The dangers of liberals’ cringing timidity

Many self-righteously sober-minded liberals scoff at activist calls for political revolution. They focus instead on incremental reforms and tiddlywink improvements that, they insistently tut-tut, are moderate and thus achievable. However, if the Democratic Party wants to stave off political collapse, liberals would do well to consider reform that is so aggressive that it makes drastic […]

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Why can’t liberals accept the truth about Hillary’s 2016 failure?

Like traumatized soldiers after a devastating and unanticipated defeat on the battlefield, a certain kind of partisan Democrat is still struggling with President Trump’s (absurdly narrow) victory over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. Just witness the furious reaction occasioned by a New York Times excerpt from Amy Chozick’s new book about Clinton’s defeat. Because […]

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Will Michael Cohen get an offer he can’t refuse?

Michael Cohen reportedly likes to compare himself to Tom Hagen, the genteel mob lawyer portrayed by Robert Duvall in The Godfather. In reality, though, Cohen has none of Hagan’s reserved competence. While you might have looked at President Trump’s “personal lawyer” and seen an over-eager nincompoop, the kind of person who issues comical threats to […]

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Top News: Matt Bevin issues statement in wake of twit from Kentucky House

FRANKFORT, KY – In a rare close interview with reporters in Frankfurt on Friday night, Governor R-Kentucky said that teachers who called for sick protests put children’s lives at risk. Bevin said: “I am not happy with such a concept because people are so arrogant and ignore the best things for children,” Bevin said. Now, […]

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Brian Williams mistakenly referring to President Trump as President Obama

Brian Williams, formerly host of NBC Nightly News and now MSNBC host of “The 11th Hour With Brian Williams,” was trending on Twitter Saturday early after misreading President Trump as “President Obama.” Williams’ report was about the US announcement that it would strike against Syria in response to a supposed chemical attack last week. “It […]

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A centrist manifesto for a populist moment

We can all sense it: the hollowing out of the center, the ever-increasing polarization of our public life. Republicans shift further right while Democrats move further left, leaving much less overlap between the parties (in Congress and in public opinion) than there was from the mid-20th-century heyday of the so-called “vital center” on down through […]

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US Senator Tammy Duckworth given birth to a daughter in office

The 50-year-old U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth has given birth to a daughter and becoming the first sitting female US senator to give birth while in office. The Illinois Democrat said on Twitter that Maile Pearl Bowlsbey was named after his husband’s grandma, who served as a nurse during World War II. In a series of […]

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