Magazine April 11, 2016, Issue

The Trump Trainwreck

Given that there appear to be about 17 Buckleyite conservatives left in the smoldering ruin of the Republican party presided over by Herr Trump, let’s pause and take a moment to reflect on how impressive it was that we happy few managed to get so many of them to vote with us for so long.

Forty-odd years of marshaling these millions of Trump voters to the causes of lower taxes, freer markets, and strong global leadership? That’s nothing to sneeze at, people. Let us recall our modest policy victories fondly as the Trump goon squads level their T-shirt cannons at us

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The Week

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The Long View

Final Bulletin

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