The Corner

Unemployment Falls to 4.7 Percent

Okay, now I’m really confused. A week ago we were hit with the bewildering news that the economy had only grown 1.1 percent in the fourth quarter last year. Now comes word that payrolls grew by nearly 200,000 last month and the unemployment rate has fallen to a 4-year low. A tightening labor market and a slowing economy? Nuh-uh. Something’s very wrong here.

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Warren Is a Fraud

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) has been telling a story for years. It’s a deeply romantic story about her parents and their young love, fraught with the familial bigotry of an earlier time. Here’s how she told it this week in a video she released in preparation for her 2020 run: My daddy always said he ... Read More

Two Minnesota Republican Candidates Assaulted

Two Republican candidates for state office in Minnesota have been physically assaulted in recent days, leading prominent Republican lawmakers to caution their Democratic colleagues against employing inflammatory rhetoric. Republican state representative Sarah Anderson was punched in the arm last week after ... Read More
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The Origins of Progressive Agony

What has transformed the Democratic party into an anguished progressive movement that incorporates the tactics of the street, embraces maenadism, reverts to Sixties carnival barking, and is radicalized by a new young socialist movement? Even party chairman Tom Perez concedes that there are “no moderate ... Read More