How Marriage and Single Parenthood Affected the 2016 Election
In post-2016 election takes, one factor has largely been overlooked: the family factor. At first glance, 2016 looks no different than previous presidential elections. The Republican party presidential nominee usually does better with married voters and in counties with more two-parent …
The Surge of Migrants at the Border Never Stopped
The Surge of Migrants at the Border Never Stopped
Remember the surge of often-unaccompanied children that came across America’s southern border in the summer of 2014?
More than 52,000 unaccompanied children were caught trying to cross the southern U.S. border …
The Electoral College Prevents California from Imposing Imperial Rule on the Country
They’re still counting the votes, going on four weeks after the election, in California. In Brazil, a nation with much more challenging geography, they manage to do it in five hours.
The seemingly endless dillydallying of California’s (presumably …
Krauthammer’s Take: ‘Ridiculous’ for Clinton Camp to Attribute Trump’s Election to White Supremacy
At a post-election event featuring aides from both campaigns, Hillary Clinton campaign communications director Jennifer Palmieri said that Donald Trump won because his campaign gave white supremacists a platform. Charles Krauthammer said that this assertion was absurd:
Well, look, every …
Red States and Blue States Are a Myth
On Election Night 2016, I found myself at BuzzFeed’s offices in New York City.
They had embarked on a bold live streaming show with the aim of mocking traditional network coverage and providing a fun, straight-to-the-point program of returns, tweets, …
To return to a basic observation of American government: Ever since Andrew Jackson, the president has been empowered — contrary to the expectations of the Framers — not only by the Constitution but by the mandate he has received through …
What on Earth Happened on November 8?
What on earth happened on November 8? In a word, the legend of Progressivism ceased to be believable.
For some 150 years, the loudspeakers of progressivism boasted of the meritocracy of the college-educated, political policy by “experts,” and steady increases of the …
Did Academia Help Elect Donald Trump?
Many undergraduates, their fawn-like eyes wide with astonishment, are wondering: Why didn’t the dean of students prevent the election from disrupting the serenity to which my school has taught me that I am entitled? Campuses create “safe spaces” where students …
The liberal hysteria over Donald Trump’s election as president extends to coverage of his transition. “Firings and Discord Put Trump Transition Team in a State of Disarray,” says the New York Times. “Intraparty fratricide looms over the GOP,” says …
Fear and Loathing in America
The parades of protesters weeping, vandalizing businesses, carrying the Mexican and Palestinian flags, shouting “Not My President!” and otherwise giving peaceful protest a bad name, have been justly rebuked as hysterical. In the week since his election, the president-elect has …
Faithless Electors Are Not Brave
On December 19, electors across the country will head to their state capitols to formally cast votes for president and vice president.
In Texas, 38 electors — one from each congressional district and two chosen in a statewide vote — will gather in Austin, …
The Nationalist Spirit of 2016: A Conservative Spring
Many conservatives are in mourning over Donald Trump’s electoral success. We’re not. Whatever one may think of Trump, and of the dramatic British vote for independence from Europe a few months ago, these events have opened the door …
Scientists Should Stop Mixing Their Work with Politics
The tweet was so egregious that I had to read through the author’s timeline to make sure he wasn’t being ironic: “To all the beautiful, tolerant, progressive people: your food comes from an ugly, hateful, backwards place. This …
Why One Trump Opponent Is Not Freaking Out
Well, for starters, allowing liberals to determine my level of anxiety — which would be full-blown, round-the-clock histrionics — over what’s nothing more than another election would be foolish. Until it’s not. The era of Trump hasn’t …
Bill Clinton’s Lesson for the GOP
Two news stories that I ran across while researching my recent column on the Latino vote rang a faint bell in my mind. It didn’t hurt that each story reinforced the other.
One was that Bill Clinton had urged …
For Democrats, the Road Back
One of the more salutary outcomes of the recent election is that Democrats are finally beginning to question the wisdom of basing their fortunes on identity politics. Having counted on the allegiance of African Americans, Hispanics, gays, unmarried women, and …
Can the Republican Party Keep Trump Democrats?
The victory of Donald Trump surprised virtually all political observers. Many since have focused on Trump’s record-high 39 percent margin among whites without a college degree. Few have focused on what this means: Trump — and the Republican party — …
The Pennsylvania Upset: Trump and Toomey’s Different Paths to Victory
Two of the most consequential elections of 2016 took place among the same voters in the same state. Pennsylvania effectively put Donald Trump over the top of the 270 electoral-college votes needed to win the presidency, and Pat Toomey’s reelection helped …
Who ‘Normalized’ Trump? Liberal Pundits
The war on normalization has begun.
“The media is starting to normalize Donald Trump, and it should make you very scared,” proclaims a headline at Salon. HBO’s haughty in-house mocker, John Oliver, says, “Optimism is nice if you can …
These Parents Think Their Kids Care about Politics
Following the election of Donald Trump, we have been treated to a series of stories about the feelings that children have about it. While it is clear to sane observers that these fears were instilled by the adults in the …