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“The Very Heart and Soul of Conservatism”

Republican Convention Roundup, Part 2 The debate over what Democrats should do about the race riots is heating up. I happily took a break from Twitter for a while to avoid the unhinged responses to my own piece in The Bulwark urging the Democrats to get on top of the issue. Among the saner pundits, […]

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The Kenosha Convention

Republican Convention Roundup, Part 1 Jonathan Last makes a good case that the national political conventions this year won’t matter, that they won’t be a turning point in the election. They usually aren’t. To the extent people look at the events and speeches from the conventions, it’s mostly just to rationalize the decision they were […]

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Ted Cruz Strikes a Blow for Small Government

Ted Cruz’s endorsement of Donald Trump struck a ringing blow for the cause of small government—by reminded us to never, ever, ever, ever, ever trust in the integrity or wisdom of a politician. It was a spectacularly bad decision, both from a moral standpoint and from a strictly prudential one. And I think Ted Cruz […]

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Rudy Giuliani Is Wrong About Law and Order

The Trump campaign has tried to push a few key narratives at the Republican Convention. They haven’t succeeded, mind you, because they keep getting pushed off message by unforced errors, like plagiarizing bromides from Michelle Obama and treating Ted Cruz like dirt for six months, then inviting him to knife the nominee in prime time. […]

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Sheriff Clarke Is Right About the War on Cops

Nearly eight years after the historic election of Barack Obama as America’s first black president, and we can see the disappointing result: a small-scale race war in America’s cities. That it’s a war was heralded by Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who denounced the recent attacks in Dallas and Baton Rouge as “anarchy” in his […]

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The Aryan Nation Candidate

So this just happened, and to anyone who has been following Donald Trump’s campaign, it’s not a really big surprise: Donald Trump tweeted out a graphic accusing Hillary Clinton of corruption—no big stretch there—with a prominently placed Star of David over a background of money. The implication, obviously, is that she’s in the pocket of […]

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