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With the election, the inauguration installation, and the 17 damaging Executive Orders, I keep hearing the question, “How do we move forward?’ I believe I have a hunch as to which way we, as conservatives should move. We need a local ground game. It must be strategic in its approach. Although we need to all […]

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“As every political propagandist knows, there is nothing more destructive of the human psyche than to be forced to doubt the veracity of what one’s own elementary observations demonstrate, simply because they conflict with a prevailing and unassailable orthodoxy. In such circumstances one is forced to choose between considering oneself deluded, or the world as […]

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A good friend of mine sent me US Senator Ben Sasse’s (R-NE) recent essay in The Atlantic Magazine. Disclosure: I was a “maxed out” contributor to Sen. Sasse in the last election cycle and co-hosted a fundraiser for him in Philadelphia. I am an admirer. He is a Ph.D. historian, former college president, and one-time Justice Department […]

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Conservative (In)Competence

 

“Can’t anybody here play this game?” – Jimmy Breslin

Conservatives have been treated to serial disappointments of late, and while the left deserves to shoulder a lot of the blame, some of our recent wounds were self-inflicted.

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The Joint Chiefs just issued a statement that Biden will be the next president. Breathtakingly irresponsible. Congress certified the EC vote. The military has zero say. If their intention is to tell Trump he better leave then 1) they are stunningly stupid because there’s not a shred of any indication, except in Leftists’ fantasy land, […]

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Where Now, Republicans?

 

Pickett’s Charge, Battle of Gettysburg, 1863.
Republicans were reeling before last week’s criminal breach of the US Capitol. But that breach, led by lunatics who deserve serious jail time, tossed Democrats a cudgel with which to drive a wedge between pro- and anti-Trump Republicans.

It reminds me of the infamous “Pickett’s charge” during the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863. General George Pickett led his Confederate troops in an ill-fated charge across an open field in an effort to break the center of the Union line. It failed, but the Democrat’s own version of Pickett’s charge, with the artillery cover of the Capitol “insurrection,” has indeed breached the GOP middle. And how has the GOP responded? By shooting at each other.

Are There Real Alternatives to Twitter and Facebook?

 

I turned on my laptop this morning to find this on bonginoreport.com, a favorite news aggregator.

When news broke yesterday, following the horrific events at the US Capitol on January 6th, that President Trump was being permanently banned from Twitter and Facebook, I was not surprised. I was surprised it didn’t happen sooner. It was done so for the flimsiest of reasons: that the President violated their “standards” by promoting violence. Of course, they provided no real evidence of that. They simply joined the mob and repeated the notion that Trump fomented – incited – an insurrection at the Capitol.

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The Soviet Union was fully entitled to intervene in Poland and to defend the status quo, in accordance with the declarations not just of Soviet interest but of Polish law. It was on this point that the Polish regime’s unquestioned legality must be contrasted with its undoubted illegitimacy. This is from Norman Davies’ book, Heart […]

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I promised I would share an op-ed I co-authored with a liberal Democratic friend, Rob Fersh, on the important – some would say, urgent – need to restore an important remnant of our social fabric; building trust and the ability to dialogue across the partisan divide. Some think it is too late. Injustices – some real, others […]

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A Few Thoughts on Today’s Capitol Protest

 

The US Capitol is the centerpiece, even the capstone, of my 40 career in and around politics and advocacy, and much more. It is where I met Adrienne and where every member of my family has spent time – both my sons were Senate pages, and one would serve as a doorkeeper and House staff assistant. I consider being Secretary of the Senate the greatest honor of my years in public service and politics. I love the Article I branch of our Republic.

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The verdict is in on the integrity of the 2020 election, and it’s not pretty. According to a Rasmussen poll from early December, nearly half of Americans believe the 2020 presidential election involved widespread vote fraud (at least in battleground states), including stolen voters and/or destroyed pro-Trump votes. That’s despite 57% of Americans generally believing that mail-in […]

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The Sound of Hope News is one of my favorite news channel. It features legally immigrated Mainland Chinese journalists living in the US who love this country. They know what Communism and Socialism are like and work hard to prevent them. This little channel also receives news from Mainland China. They are very diligent and […]

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As states begin to certify the 2020 election results, and the court litigation disputing the election outcome slowly ends, Americans ought to focus their attention on the two U.S. Senate races down in Georgia. Republican Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are running close races against their Democratic opponents—and the results of these elections will […]

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The Hon. Matthew Brann, federal district court (Obama-appointed) judge who just happened to be a assigned the PA election case, has now dismissed the Trump campaign’s challenges to PA’s outlandish violations of election laws and equal protection. What a surprise (not). I guess it will now be on to a request to the Supreme Court […]

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My friend, Dr. Bill Hamilton, pens a column for newspapers in our shared home state (Oklahoma) and elsewhere called “Central View.” Dr. Hamilton is a military historian, former Army infantry officer, Vietnam veteran, pilot, noted author, and was recently inducted into the Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame. He has a good amount of political campaign […]

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Most of us remember just 4 short years ago. Much of America, from pollsters and especially to the pundit class and Washington insiders, confidently predicted a win by Hillary Clinton. It was heresy, even mock-worthy, to suggest otherwise.But “otherwise” happened. Much of the left never accepted the results, and the Obama-Biden Administration sicced federal law […]

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Are We Watching Failure Theater? Because Team Trump’s Actions Don’t Make Any Sense.

 

Maybe Giuliani, Murtaugh, Stepien, etc. have some different, better course of action planned that I cannot begin to guess at, but otherwise what’s happening (or not happening) isn’t making any sense.

Let’s be honest; everyone knew from the onset that no judge is going to set aside the results, or delay the certification of the election, and no state legislature is going to send a different slate of electors without incontrovertible evidence of election fraud in sufficient volume to change the outcome.

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People don’t like politics. They like when politicians do things for them but hate knowing how it was done. We all know the sausage metaphor. If we were able to make Trump simply an orange yet silent silhouette would he have been easily reelected based off a growing economy, a successful foreign policy shift and […]

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