Category Archives: Political Opinion

Eyes, Teeth, Cheeks…and Donald Trump

According to scientific polling conducted by Gallup, President Obama is the most polarizing president since World War II. The Obama split has been across traditional dividing lines: Democrat vs. Republican, conservative vs. liberal, faithful vs. secular, and – far too often – black vs. white. Now we have another extremely polarizing man running for the…

The Rejection Election

With the Iowa caucuses a week away, the front-runner for the Republican nomination, who leads in all the polls, is Donald Trump. The consensus candidate of the Democratic Party elite, Hillary Clinton, has been thrown onto the defensive by a Socialist from Vermont who seems to want to burn down Wall Street. Not so long…

National Review, Donald Trump and Moral Bank Accounts

National Review’s special issue, “Against Trump” was courageous and important. There is no way to do good in this world without risking making enemies. That National Review was prepared to do that — among its own readers, no less — in this day of great financial challenges to newspapers, magazines, and news and opinion websites,…

Fox News Fury Over Conservative Thought

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Thursday night on Megyn Kelly’s show, National Review editor Rich Lowry announced details of his magazine’s latest issue titled “Against Trump.” As Lowry explained to Kelly, there is a concern among many conservatives in this country that Donald Trump is not a candidate who will espouse conservative principles if he goes on to become the…

Is the Spectre of Trump Haunting Davos?

The lights are burning late in Davos tonight. At the World Economic Forum, keynoter Joe Biden warned global elites that the unraveling of the middle class in America and Europe has provided “fertile terrain for reactionary politicians, demagogues peddling xenophobia, anti-immigration, nationalist, isolationist views.” Evidence of a nationalist backlash, said Biden, may be seen in…