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Joe Biden’s endless wars

27 October 2020 2:04 am

In just over a week, the Empire hopes to strike back. Joe Biden personifies the foreign policy of endless war…

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Will Amy Coney Barrett save America — or wreck it?

26 September 2020 2:02 pm

Americans hate the Supreme Court. You wouldn’t think so from a look at the polls, which usually show that the…

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How democracy dies

24 September 2020 6:19 am

What would happen if Americans voted on different days? Suppose Republicans voted on Tuesday and Democrats voted on Wednesday. Would…

The persistent myth of a non-political Supreme Court

19 September 2020 9:40 pm

The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a terrible blow to Democrats, but there is an important point to…

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After Trump, the reckoning

1 September 2020 1:28 am

As voters prepare to pass judgment on Donald Trump’s presidency in November, they might want to entertain a few counterfactuals.…

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Trump redefines the race

28 August 2020 10:47 pm

Helplessness and passivity were the defining themes of the Democratic convention last week. The American people are unable to overcome…

Joe Biden's Republican Convention

21 August 2020 9:48 pm

Joe Biden’s range of emotional expression has narrowed with age – when he wants to convey feeling now, he shouts.…

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Will it be Biden-Harris or Harris-Biden?

12 August 2020 9:51 am

News of Kamala Harris’s selection as Joe Biden’s running mate was greeted by everything but the popping of champagne corks…

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The mock revolution of the elites

28 July 2020 10:39 pm

‘Protesters in California set fire to a courthouse, damaged a police station and assaulted officers after a peaceful demonstration intensified,’…

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Same old same old

27 July 2020 12:50 am

American politics is getting senile. Donald Trump and Barack Obama were both elected as agents of change, repudiations of an…

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Self-righteous vandals

22 June 2020 12:47 am

Violent left-wing activists have taken to styling themselves as antifa, short for ‘anti-fascists’, though their street-fighting tactics resemble nothing so…

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Neocons come home to roost

14 June 2020 4:24 am

Dolphins returned to the canals of Venice during the COVID-19 lockdown, and neoconservatives are returning to the Democratic party. Bill…

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This riot is brought to you by Nike

3 June 2020 12:16 am

In Chicago last weekend 82 people were shot, 22 of them fatally. Between May 2019 and late May 2020, homicide…

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The roots of riot

31 May 2020 1:11 am

That LEGO set or Louis Vuitton bag you’ve always wanted can be yours free if you just wait for the…

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Why did Justin Amash give up?

18 May 2020 12:13 am

Three weeks after announcing his bid for the Libertarian party presidential nomination, Justin Amash has called it off. What went…

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When money dies

14 May 2020 7:18 am

This article is in The Spectator’s May 2020 US edition. Subscribe here to get yours. ‘Money for Nothing’ is more than just…

Who will be Joe Biden’s co-president?

12 May 2020 7:59 pm

Joe Biden needs a co-president. Not just a running mate, not just a potential vice president, but someone who will…

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Justin Amash: a study in vanity

29 April 2020 9:53 pm

Every Democrat’s favorite ex-Republican has just announced he’s going to seek the Libertarian Party nomination for president. If he gets…

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Why Joe Biden’s America loves a lockdown

24 April 2020 9:24 pm

COVID-19, the Wuhan virus, is an epidemiological scourge — but it’s also a clarifying catalyst for American politics. The virus’s…

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Foreign policy is in a straitjacket

9 April 2020 6:57 am

This article is in The Spectator’s April 2020 US edition. Subscribe here to get yours. Before the world went into quarantine, I…

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After the coronavirus, who wins the recovery?

20 March 2020 11:17 pm

We are living through a gruesome case study in the irrationality of elites. COVID-19 is a serious disease, but the…

Could Joe Biden be the Hillary Clinton of 2020?

4 March 2020 10:31 pm

The 2020 struggle for the White House is shaping up to look a lot like the 2016 contest. Once more…

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Why I’m voting for Tulsi in Virginia

3 March 2020 4:36 pm

Four years ago I cast a vote for Bernie Sanders in the Virginia Democratic Primary. It was a triple protest:…

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Biden’s Pyrrhic victory

1 March 2020 1:59 pm

Bernie Sanders just lost his first primary of 2020. He’ll lose a few more on Tuesday. But as of now,…

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What the new nationalism means

28 February 2020 5:19 am

This article is in The Spectator’s March 2020 US edition. Subscribe here. For most of the past 200 years, the left, whether…