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Maybe No Runoff for Nikki Haley?

Wow. With 87 percent of precincts reporting, South Carolina gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley has 48.9 percent; she needs one vote over 50 percent to avoid a runoff. Rep. Gresham Barrett’s 21.4 percent looks weaker as the night wears on. This may be enough of a stunning rebuke to the state’s establishment — and her accusers — to make her runoff not quite as tough as I thought earlier this evening. 

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The Inquisitor Has No Clothes

This is a column about impeachment, but first, a confession: I think I might be guilty of insider trading. At this point, I would like to assure my dear friends at the SEC that I do not mean this in any actionable legal sense, but only in principle. Some time ago, I was considering making an investment in a ... Read More
Politics & Policy

Shaming Women Who Vote Right

Some progressives have decided that rather than convincing women that their candidates and policy proposals are better than those of conservatives, they will shame women who fail to vote for the Left by defining them all as racist and self-loathing tools of the patriarchy. Think I’m exaggerating? See this ... Read More
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The Present American Revolution

The revolution of 1776 sought to turn a colony of Great Britain into a new independent republic based on constitutionally protected freedom. It succeeded with the creation of the United States. The failed revolution of 1861, by a slave-owning South declaring its independence from the Union, sought to bifurcate ... Read More