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Daniel McCarthy is director of the Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Program at The Fund for American Studies and editor of Modern Age: A Conservative Review and a contributing editor at The Spectator.
Mail-in voting undermines elections
By Daniel McCarthy
Democrats must learn to grow up and accept the terms of America’s constitution
The election of Biden and Harris will not solve any of the problems that led to Trump’s election in the first place
Trump is using Biden’s inertia and lack of a positive agenda to define the Democrat
Two generations, two Democratic parties, one of them also a Republican party, awkwardly mashed together in a single convention
The rich will do well in Biden-Harris America, the middle class will be in life support and the violent will be unhampered
Progressive liberals get a psychic reward from incanting the right words
Politics is less bedeviled by the age of the parties’ leaders than by the staleness of the parties’ programs
He was defeated by the new cyborg that is the Republican party — half-Trump, half-GOP machine of old
The attempt to prettify history is ugly
Reagan was tarred as an extremist in much the same terms as Trump. Yet the neocons supported him
Corporate America wants you to know it totally rejects imperialism and racism. Just not the Chinese variety
This is the most sterile rebellion any country has ever seen
He was just too scared of upsetting the gatekeeper class
$1,200 isn’t going to stretch very far for workers who have lost their jobs, or even for those still employed
The strange death of the Democrats
Nevertheless, he persisted
Is Sohrab Ahmari a Satanic ogre?
Last chance to end the tech tyranny
The death of the Republican right has been greatly exaggerated
America’s Yeltsin moment
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