Tag Archives: Real Clear Politics

Democratic Socialism Rising in the Age of Trump

X Story Stream recent articles PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A week ago, Maine Democrat Zak Ringelstein wasn’t quite ready to consider himself a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, even if he appreciated the organization’s values and endorsement in his bid to become a U.S. senator. Three days later, he told The Associated Press Read More…

Putin Speaks Code. Does Trump Understand?

X Story Stream recent articles Back when word first leaked that Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort and Donald Trump Jr. had met with a Russian lawyer and others offering dirt on Hillary Clinton, President Trump seemed to think he was supplying an exculpatory cover story. Flying home from Germany on Air Force One, Trump reportedly instructed Read More…

Get a Grip, Democrats

X Story Stream recent articles This week, The Washington Post published an op-ed headlined “It’s not wrong to compare Trump’s America to the Holocaust.” As with similar examples of this genre, it’s a sickening display of moral relativism that belittles the suffering and murder of millions in the service of some shortsighted and crass partisan Read More…

Time to Junk Racial Quotas in Higher Education

X Story Stream recent articles “It’s time for enlightened America to hit reset on affirmative action once and for all,” writes Columbia University linguistics professor John McWhorter in The American Interest. By affirmative action, of course, he means the racial quotas and preferences that most selective college and university admissions departments employ. “The reason America Read More…

What Are Democrats Running On?

X Story Stream recent articles The 2018 midterms are fast approaching, and Democrats are still crowing about the coming “blue wave.” If past is precedent, I suspect that this is just media-fueled propaganda. (Remember Hillary Clinton’s 98 percent certainty of winning the presidency?) There has been recent news about how Democrats lead Republicans in voter Read More…

Mark Zuckerberg Is Right

X Story Stream recent articles Political activists on the left are calling on Mark Zuckerberg to assume the role of censor on Facebook. Facebook has the right to allow or prohibit any content Facebook wants. The left can call on Facebook to do this, but it is a bad idea. Both Facebook and Zuckerberg are Read More…

Who Is Betraying America?

X Story Stream recent articles Did US President Donald Trump commit treason in Helsinki when he met Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin? Should he be impeached? That is what his opponents claim. Former president Barack Obama’s CIA director John Brennan accused Trump of treason outright. Brennan tweeted, “Donald Trump’s press conference performance in Helsinki Read More…

God Bless the 'Deep State'

X Story Stream recent articles WASHINGTON — Before this hare-brained and reckless administration is history, the nation will have cause to celebrate the public servants derided by Trumpists as the supposed “deep state.” The term itself is propaganda, intended to cast a sinister light upon men and women whom Trump and his minions find annoyingly Read More…

Republican Voters Buoy Trump on Russia/Putin

X Story Stream recent articles As President Trump continues to stumble past his press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier this week, Republican voters are handing him a lifeline. Though many GOP lawmakers have been critical of the president’s statements in Helsinki, party voters are registering their support for Trump’s handling of Putin. According Read More…

The Senate Protects Our Freedoms

X Story Stream recent articles Based upon census bureau projections, 69 percent of all Americans are projected to live in the 16 largest states. Given the uncertainties of predicting how people will live in an era of self-driving cars and other cultural changes, the precise numbers may be a bit off. But, it is certainly Read More…

Foreigners Boycott Trump's America

X Story Stream recent articles Are President Trump’s threats and insults against our allies just an obnoxious negotiating tactic? It hardly matters, because they haven’t worked. And it’s worse than not working. Trump has turned “made in America” into consumer poison around the globe. Trump is not content to wage a simple war on trade, Read More…