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POLITICAL COMMENTARY

  • Trump ‘Experts’ Let Imaginations Run Wild with Dog-Whistle Political Attacks By Charles Hurt

    Isn’t it funny how all the great political experts who never met a Trump supporter and never thought President Trump could win the White House are suddenly the greatest experts on how upset Mr. Trump’s voters are with all the president’s wheeling and dealing with dirty Democrats?

  • Who Truly Imperils Our Free Society? By Patrick J. Buchanan

    "The Barbarian cannot make ... he can befog and destroy but ... he cannot sustain; and of every Barbarian in the decline or peril of every civilization exactly that has been true."

    Hilaire Belloc's depiction of the barbarian is recalled to mind as the statues honoring the history and heroes of the Republic and of the West continue to be vandalized and smashed.

  • Trump Turnaround Puts New Tax-Cut Writing on the Wall By Lawrence Kudlow

    Financial markets and most media pundits are missing the new writing on the wall. For a variety of reasons surrounding shrewd moves by President Trump, the chances for significant tax cuts in the next 10 weeks have risen sharply.

  • House Republicans' Frustrations May Doom Their Majority By Michael Barone

    The Founding Fathers didn't expect that serving in Congress would be a lifetime career. And for a century, it mostly wasn't. The first election in which more than half the incumbent members of the House of Representatives were re-elected was in 1898. Since then, the majority of House members have been returned in every election except the one in 1932.

  • A 'Read-My-Lips' Moment for Trump? By Patrick J. Buchanan

    "Having cut a deal with Democrats for help with the debt ceiling, will Trump seek a deal with Democrats on amnesty for the 'Dreamers' in return for funding for border security?"

    The answer to that question, raised in my column a week ago, is in. Last night, President Donald Trump cut a deal with "Chuck and Nancy" for amnesty for 800,000 recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program who came here illegally as youngsters, in return for Democratic votes for more money for border security.

  • Never Forget: Muslim Hate Crime Hoaxes By Michelle Malkin

    Another year. Another Sept. 11 anniversary. Another opportunity for grievance-mongering Muslim agitators to decry the imagined "epidemic" of "Islamophobia."   

  • Clinton's 'What Happened' Blames Everyone Else for Presidential Loss, But We Knew That Already By Charles Hurt

    Finally! The collusion with Russia we have all been looking for!

    Russian operatives working for the Kremlin reportedly spent $100,000 posting “divisive social and political messages” on Facebook during last year’s presidential campaign.

  • Blame for Disaster By John Stossel

    "How many once-in-a-lifetime storms will it take," demands "The Daily Show" comic Trevor Noah, "until everyone admits man-made climate change is real?!"

  • Tribalism Marches On! By Patrick J. Buchanan

    Recently, a columnist-friend, Matt Kenney, sent me a 25-year-old newspaper with his chiding that my column had been given better play.

    Both had run in The Orange County Register on June 30, 1991.

  • Obama Screwed The DACA Dreamers Before Trump Did By Ted Rall

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions' September 5 announcement that the Trump Administration is repealing Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program for children brought into the United States illegally marks another political low point for a president who stages his photos so he looks tough "like Churchill" but whose governance is so wobbly and noncommittal that he's elevated waffling to an artform.