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David Frum recently retweeted someone quoting him as saying, “It’s like ‘Seven Days in May,’ except this time the generals are the good guys.” “Seven Days in May,” of course, concerns a military coup against the President of the United States. Earlier, Frum rejected the argument advanced by Ted Cruz that Amy Coney Barrett should be confirmed so that the

The Most Ethical Administration in History

Harry and Bess Truman drove back to Independence, Missouri and middle class life after Truman’s time in elective politics ended. The Obamas and Bidens went to mansions, millions richer than they had been. Tells you all you need to know about “the most ethical Administration in history.” One more thing: Margaret Truman didn’t go to Sidwell Friends, either.

An Anti-Trump Coup Could Backfire

The Soviet State Committee on the State of Emergency, August, 1991 The period directly following election day in November may be a moment of truth for all of us. As our own country seems headed for a political crisis, with the enemies of deplorable America making noises suggesting they are planning a post-election move against Trump, the failed Soviet coup

Crime Data, 2019, Released. What They Show

By Darrell Dow The FBI has released crime data for 2019.     While blacks are 13.4 percent of the population, they are 55.9 percent of known murderers. Blacks were 8.2 times per capita as likely as a nonblack to have been a known murderer in 2019. Between 1980 and 2008, blacks were 52.5 percent of known murder offenders. For all violent

A Powerful Ad for Trump

David Frum, from his perch in the heart of the Beltway, is very excited that a substantial number of veterans of the George W. Bush White House have collaborated in an ad endorsing Joe Biden for President. For someone less consumed by hatred for Trump than Frum, however, different thoughts come to mind. Regardless of what its participants intend, the

The New Meaning of “Totalitarian”

Last night, at his televised townhall meeting, Joe Biden announced his belief that 8 year olds have the right to change their sex and that the governments of Poland and Hungary, elected by the majority of the Polish and Hungarian people to support the conservative, Christian values that have marked their history since the beginning of those nations, are “totalitarian.”

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