• If at first you don’t secede…

    Last week the Wall Street Journal published an opinion piece by Dave Seminara, a former diplomat and author who lived in Oregon for five years, from 2014 to 2019, and claims to love the state. “I hope and expect,” he wrote, “that Oregon will remain in the Union, but I worry that Mr. Trump’s re-election… Read More

  • The Enterprise State

    Calvin Coolidge did not say that “The business of America is business.” What he said was: “The chief business of the American people is business.” Ninety-five years later, it seems that the chief business of the American government has become business. That business is nothing less than the American nation, which functions as a corporation… Read More

  • Infantile Republic

    Just how badly the Democratic Party and American liberals generally need Donald Trump around is demonstrated by the current push in the liberal media to ensure that the Ogre does not retire into the mists the wreathe Trump Tower or onto the golf links at Mira Lago should he fail to win reelection on November… Read More

  • The Swamp at the End of the Tunnel

    Four years after Donald Trump was elected President and months away from the end of a highly successful and consequential presidential term, some things have not changed since 2016. Among them: The Democrats are still talking about Russia. They are still talking about impeachment. And the Swamp is still chugging, sucking, and bubbling away. In… Read More

  • Notes on the Campaign

      I. Three weeks short of Election Day, the sum of the clues that are currently available from the campaign of 2020 appears to be no sum at all, sums being a toting up of coherent units that when added together produce a coherent conclusion. In this year, as in no other I can think… Read More

  • The Durham Report NOW: Don’t Let History Repeat Itself

    The timing of President Trump’s immediately recent tweets and his abrupt declassification of documents relating to the attempted coup staged in 2016 by the colluders in the Great Collusion Conspiracy was not haphazard, as we have learned in the past couple of days. John Durham, the federal attorney appointed 18 months ago by Attorney General… Read More

  • But Who Let the Fly In?

    The sole excitement during last night’s vice-presidential debate—an incident which I somehow missed–was the alighting of a common housefly on the head of the current Vice-President, where it remained (so I gather) for a minute or so. Owing probably to his thatch of white hair, Mike Pence appears to have missed it as well. That… Read More

  • The Return to the White House

    President Trump expects to be released from the hospital this afternoon and to return to his quarters in the White House, and to work. Democrats disappointed by his recovery should reflect that had his illness incapacitated him for weeks, or proved fatal, their chances at winning the presidential election one month from now would have… Read More

  • Pensées

    (For the week of September 27-October 3): 1. Mark Twain’s aphorism is behind the times. The Democratic Party is America’s only native criminal class. 2.) The Democratic Party: Its elders are mentally and physically infirm, its middle-aged majority is mendacious and corrupt, its cadet members are clinically insane. 3.)You cannot run a country from “lockdown.”… Read More