• “Commensurate to Our Capacity for Wonder”

    “Commensurate to Our Capacity for Wonder”

    The story behind my book THE AMERICAN MIRACLE begins with my late father, whose birth in Philadelphia 90 years ago constitutes an American miracle of its own. My grandfather, a barrel maker from a destitute and decrepit village in Ukraine, came to the United States in 1906. He left behind…

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  • 3 Democratic Delusions

    3 Democratic Delusions

    As Democrats try to regroup after their recent presidential defeat, they tend to delude themselves on three crucial points. First, they seek comfort in Hillary Clinton's popular vote margin of more than two million, marking the sixth election of the last seven in which a Democrat won more raw votes…

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  • Impossible to Ignore Conservative Trend

    Impossible to Ignore Conservative Trend

    In order to minimize the scope of the conservative victory on in the recent elections, liberal commentators treat Donald Trump's achievement as an isolated fluke – with a TV celebrity winning a battle of personalities by just enough votes in the upper mid-west to win a surprising electoral college victory.…

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  • Democrat Delusions and Their Dire Prospects

    Democrat Delusions and Their Dire Prospects

    As Democrats try to regroup from their disastrous performance in recent elections, they delude themselves on two crucial points. First, they blame their losses on a uniquely unpopular presidential candidate, despite the fact that Hillary Clinton is hardly alone among recent Democratic nominees in her inability to connect with the…

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  • What’s Wrong with California?

    What’s Wrong with California?

    Election records of the last 64 years raise an inescapable question: what happened to California? The Golden State used to be a sure-thing for the GOP, with Republicans winning California in 9 of 10 elections between 1952 and 1992. But after '92, Democrats swept the Golden State in seven straight…

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  • Hillary’s Dubious Popular Vote Victory: Just One State

    Defeated, desperate Democrats try to console themselves by emphasizing that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by more than 1.5 million, but this fact hardly suggests a national preference for liberal policies or personalities. Hillary's advantage was based entirely on a single state, which is why she lost the Electoral…

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  • The Right Man for the Right Job

    The Right Man for the Right Job

    Donald Trump's selection of a new chief of staff seems to follow recommendations from the only book that tells the story of all presidents and their top aides. I'm partial to THE SHADOW PRESIDENTS because I wrote it, and urged: First, that a successful chief of staff must display a…

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  • Dems Lost More Ground Than GOP Gained

    Dems Lost More Ground Than GOP Gained

    Despondent Democrats view Donald Trump's astounding victory as a sign of the apocalypse, with their beachhead of White House power suddenly engulfed by a tidal wave of angry populism. Triumphant Republicans, on the other hand, feel energized and exultant over the electorate's unexpected right turn, with newly mobilized hordes surging…

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  • DIANE MEDVED: The Right Theme Song for a New Era

    DIANE MEDVED:  The Right Theme Song for a New Era

    BY DIANE MEDVED Throughout his history-making campaign, the president-elect concluded each tumultuous rally on the same puzzling note: playing the Rolling Stones song “You Can't Always Get What You Want', with a slow, angelic chorus pronouncing the words as if they represented holy writ. Looking back after Mr. Trump's astonishing…

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  • False Charges of Racism

    False Charges of Racism

    Liberal commentators have attempted to tarnish Donald Trump's astonishing victory by blaming racism for his triumph. But the simple arithmetic of GOP success proves that racism had little to do with it. In 2016, Mr. Trump got fewer white votes than any of the three prior GOP nominees, Romney, McCain…

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