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President Trump Should Not Sit Too Long

November 21, 2020
Author: Chilton Williamson

Barring some radical and comprehensive discovery—or, which is more likely, revelation—in the near future President Trump should probably concede the presidential election sooner rather than later. I can think of several reasons why he should. One is that Rudy Giuliani has failed to produce anything resembling sufficient evidence that the election was stolen by the… Read More

Still the Stupid Party?

November 19, 2020
Author: Chilton Williamson

American conservatives today think of the late Samuel T. Francis when they hear the words “the stupid party.” In fact, the author of the phrase was not Sam but James Fitzjames Stephen, the British lawyer, judge, and writer in the middle and latter part of the 19th century, who invented it to designate the Tory… Read More

Political Character in America

November 16, 2020
Author: Chilton Williamson

In a world full of annoying things, one of the most annoying is the compulsion on the part of writers who agree with Donald Trump on many or even most matters and think his administration has been “consequential” (a much used adjective in the context) to hasten to add that the man himself is coarse,… Read More

For Democrats, Biden’s “Dark Winter” Comes Early

November 11, 2020
Author: Harlan Edmonds

  As I write this, the presidential election has yet to be decided, but the outcome won’t alter the fact conservatives have much more to celebrate than liberals—many of whom will remain stunned and inconsolable. After all, this election was touted by mass media and progressive elites as the official start of a hard-left political… Read More

Aiming for 20-20 in 2020

November 9, 2020
Author: Chilton Williamson

If Donald J. Trump has truly lost the election, that will signal two things. The first of them is that America is unworthy of the man, the best president since John Quincy Adams: that the majority of the electorate lacks the imagination, the stamina, and the courage to comprehend Trump’s agenda, to stick with it,… Read More