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Dear Sir or Madam, I take it that, as a conservative, you will not quibble with the gender binary implied in my salutation, so I’ll just get to the point. Most of you probably didn’t vote...
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By his own accounts, Donald Trump is an amazing Christian... a proud Christian, possibly the most Christian candidate in the race. And his favorite book is the Bible. Sentiments of this sort may partly explain why Pope Francis...
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“Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.” —Sun-tzu, ca. 400 BC; or Machiavelli, 1520 AD (maybe) —Michael Corleone, The Godfather Part II, 1974 (certainly) Forrest McDonald, the greatest historian of the era of...
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Edmund Burke Now that the presidential primary season has begun in earnest, it seems a good time to reconsider just what a political party is—what its purpose and essential nature are, and how we...
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An avowed socialist is running for the presidential nomination of one of the two dominant political parties. Same-sex marriage has been proclaimed the law of the land. Levels of church attendance and religious belief have...
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The recent speech delivered by Donald Trump at Liberty University, by far the largest conservative Christian institution of higher learning in the nation, has prompted a number of responses and inquiries throughout cyberspace....
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In a stunning display of moral arrogance and effete pique, David Brooks recently savaged Ted Cruz as a purveyor of “pagan brutalism” unfit to call himself a Christian, let alone lead a...
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Like most members of the Republican leadership in both Houses of Congress, Paul Ryan should be voted out of office, in the primary, by the majority of his constituents who are significantly more conservative than he...
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If every cloud has a silver lining, we can say that the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump has—whatever his detractors may say—serves some useful purposes. Those most critical of Trump speak of his followers as delirious, as if...
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Conservative Republicans have rightly lionized President Ronald Reagan, but it seems that the more Reagan is invoked at election time, the farther away electoral victory appears. This should give pause and make us consider whether the Republican...
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Donald Trump and Ted Cruz I for one was sad when Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker dropped out of the race for the Republican Presidential nomination. Then again, I had been saddened by Mr. Walker...
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John Adams Gathering my thoughts to once again tackle the question of monarchism, I glanced over the comments on my 2014 essay, “Why I’m a Monarchist.” One commenter, known only as Harris and identified...
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In a recent essay* for the Christian Post, “The Christian Right: A New Hope for the Republican Party,” Napp Nazworth argues that Christian political conservatism offers the best resource for expanding the party’s base among non-whites. Citing...
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In a better world, with a healthier American political culture, John Kasich would be a nominee for President. Only, he would not be the nominee of the Republican Party. He would be the nominee for the Democrats....