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In the News

Groupthink, Not The Deep State, Is The Real Culprit

quoting Stephen D. Krasnervia National Interest
Sunday, February 18, 2018

In political science, the “deep state” concept has been used to describe politics in countries like Turkey and Pakistan. In these places, deep-state theorists claim shadowy networks engage in extralegal and illegal activities, including bombings and assassinations, to advance their parochial interests or protect their vision of the regime. Given this context, the term “deep state” surely doesn’t fit an established liberal democracy like the United States.

In the News

Time's Up: Anti-Trump Forces Face Their Day Of Reckoning

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia American Thinker
Saturday, February 17, 2018

Let's suppose for a minute that Hillary Clinton and all her fellow Resisters, along with all their allies in the Deep State, had accepted the results of the 2016 election, as has been the tradition and expectation.  Remember Hillary's sneering question to Donald at the debates – whether he would accept the election results?  At that time, nobody thought Hillary would be the one to throw the temper tantrum when she lost, much less organize a resistance movement. 

Analysis and Commentary

Mitt Happens -- So What Happens Next?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Saturday, February 17, 2018

A busy Friday of news (Russian collusion arrests, bull week on Wall Street, aftermath of the Florida school shooting) included Mitt Romney, as expected, dropping a video announcing his Senate candidacy in Utah.


Peter Robinson On The Ricochet Podcast: The Wrestlers

interview with Peter M. Robinsonvia Ricochet
Friday, February 16, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Peter Robinson discusses the Trump presidency.

Analysis and Commentary

The Downsides Of Mueller's Russia Indictment

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Monday, February 19, 2018

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia indictment represents “a remarkable rebuke of the president’s claims” that the Russia investigation was a “phony Democrat excuse for losing the election,” the Lawfare team concluded. The indictment also educates the American public about the reality and scale of the Russian threat to the American political process more credibly than last year’s intelligence community report on the matter. Perhaps it will help the United States build resilience against future attacks.

In the News

Why We're Letting Russians Tell Us How To Vote

quoting Michael McFaulvia WRAL
Saturday, February 17, 2018

If you were a candidate and Russian interference was helping your campaign, would you react with outrage, out of a patriotic duty to national security, or would you deny it was happening? That question, in a nutshell, explains why a Russian disinformation campaign using social media can be so effective. It feeds into the built-in philosophical biases a lot of Americans already have. It makes any government agency investigating interference suspect in the minds of many. The same can be said for media outlets reporting on the evidence.

In the News

Laura Ingraham’s Show On LeBron James Controversy: ‘If You Can’t Take The Heat, Stay On The Court’

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia LifeZette
Friday, February 16, 2018

Leftists are pushing back against anyone who dares to criticize the NBA star for his anti-Trump tirade.

Analysis and Commentary

The Liberal Democratic Order In Crisis

by Larry Diamondvia The American Interest
Friday, February 16, 2018

We are at a tipping point. Around the world, many democracies are hanging by a thread and autocrats are preparing more savage assaults on what remains of freedom.

In the News

America’s Waning Commitment To The Promise Of The First Amendment

quoting John Villasenorvia The Hill
Friday, February 16, 2018

The creation of the First Amendment by our nation’s founders demonstrated a profound commitment to human dignity, reason and the search for truth. First Amendment protections for speech, press and religion affirmed the principle that free expression is part of basic humanity.

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Area 45: Act II: Mitt Romney vs. The White House

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Area 45
Friday, February 16, 2018

Romney Redux: If Romney wins the Utah senate seat, will he be a Trump White House ally or nemesis?


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