[O]ne thing Trump is very good at is claiming responsibility for the things that are going right for the United States economy, but these claims don't actually hold up to any rigorous scrutiny.
While it is reasonable to seek to control the border and to have a just immigration policy that balances the needs of the individual against the realities of national security, those who take the Word and twist it to justify unconscionable terror tactics against mothers and their children befitting the worst villains of the Bible shall pay a price, as will all those who support them while they do so.
If real conservatism, the kind that would be recognized by Buckley and Reagan, really be worth fighting for, conservatives should fight for it.
In many ways, Feminism now, more than ever, faces the same awful situation that faces American Conservatism.
The philosophical goal many mislabel as "western culture" is, at its most basic, the tireless pursuit of truth.
It seems to me that it's hard for Trump to be making America "great" again, if his economy is under-performing Obama's economy.
Even pluralism, a core virtue of American conservatism, has its limits, and a patriot can not, must not, tolerate the intolerable.
Many simply don't know what to believe anymore, so they believe the avalanche of nonsense just to have something, anything, to believe in.
The openly militant racist, the kind of dirtbag that would attack an unarmed man lying helpless on the ground simply because he's black, is what most Americans think of as being "racist", but attacking a helpless black man isn't what makes someone a racist.
As of yesterday, the DJI has only 24.64% of its gains since that date, representing a loss of roughly a third of its gains.
The Republican pundit class is lying right into our faces, pouring falsehoods and delusions right onto the heads of the tens of millions of Americans so desperate to believe in the infallibility of their political movement that they believe everything that they're told.
When did Americans become a bunch of little, thin skinned, cowardly, cry babies and snowflakes, paling at mere offense? They were jokes!
The choice between Trump and the good was not a hard choice. It is tragic so many have chosen their idols over the truth.
Without Paine, the American Revolution dies stillborn in the hearts and minds of the American colonists, muttering impotently under the heeled boots of the King's army.
America is divided because Americans, on both sides of the aisle, care more about their delusions of "rightness" than they do about their countrymen.
Once upon a time in America, conservatives believed our borders should be "open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here", but that time seems to have passed.
With China instituting 25% tariffs on over one hundred American made products, a trade war with China is no longer a mere hypothetical, and with Donald Trump being who he is, he is practically guaranteed to retaliate "ten times harder" (basically another way of saying he'll grossly overreact to this threat to his manhood).