If I were a committed Trumper, I’d be worried about the president losing his chief ideologist who had a major role in getting him to the White House. Now, the high-level Trump team is overwhelmingly composed of New York Democrats of various sorts — family and bankers — and impressive, patriotic, but not highly ideological generals. Trump is going to Trump regardless, as we know, but this is a very strange match of a populist/nationalist at the top with a bunch of people who aren’t in sympathy with that worldview around him. Bannon’s departure probably signals that we are entering the phase of the Trump phenomenon when his hard-core supporters argue everything would be going much better if the president weren’t being ill-served and betrayed by all the globalists around him.
Given the spirit of our times, things could have gone so differently. On November 3, when Saturday Night Live comic Pete Davidson mocked Texas Republican Dan Crenshaw’s eye patch, saying he looked like a “hit man in a porno movie” — then adding, “I know he lost his eye in war or whatever” — it was a ... Read More
Brenda Snipes, the supervisor of elections in Florida’s Broward County, does not deserve to be within a thousand miles of any election office anywhere in these United States. She should be fired at the earliest possible opportunity. Snipes has held her position since 2003, in which year her predecessor, ... Read More
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Almost nothing is discussed as badly in America or Europe as the subject of immigration. And one reason is that it remains almost impossible to have any sensible or rational public discussion of its consequences. Or rather it is eminently possible to have a discussion about the upsides (“diversity,” talent, ... Read More
The Florida Senate race is extremely close. As the formal recount begins, the final preliminary vote tally due at noon Saturday had Republican candidate Governor Rick Scott ahead of Democratic senator Bill Nelson by 12,562 out of over 8 million votes cast. In recent days, much attention has focused on Democrat ... Read More
Just before the election, an Andrew Gillum intern named Shelby Shoup was arrested and charged with battery after assaulting some college Republicans on the campus of Florida State University. It was rather less exciting than that sounds: She went on a rant about “Nazis” and “fascism” — Gillum’s ... Read More
Here was the state of play as of yesterday per the Kemp campaign’s breakdown of publicly available information: As of Saturday, November 10, 2018 (12:00 p.m.) *Information below is public. Total votes reported: 3,924,658 Kemp: 1,975,162 (50.33%) Abrams: 1,912,383 (48.73%) Metz: ... Read More