The Elephant in the Room

Aug 16, 2016 by

by R R Reno, First Things: Of all our major columnists, Peggy Noonan has thought the most deeply about the anti-establishment sentiments roiling our political culture. In last week’s column, “How Global Elites Forsake Their Countrymen,” she puts her finger on the central issue. Ordinary people in Germany, Great Britain, France, America, and elsewhere aren’t just experiencing the dislocations of economic globalization. They’re not simply responding to cultural change, which is often driven by...

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How the politics of consensus disenfranchised a majority of British voters

Aug 15, 2016 by

by Gerald Warner, Reaction: […]  “Now we are being told,” he continued, “that if Labour returns to socialism it won’t win an election. So what? We should stand for a principle, win or lose. What’s the point of winning elections if we can’t implement what we believe in? In that case what is Labour for, apart from advancing a few careers? I want to be able to vote for what I believe, whether it wins elections or not. If Labour won’t promote its principles, I have no voice. All the parties...

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Republican Voters Are Not “Moving On” From Marriage

Aug 15, 2016 by

by Frank Schubert, Public Discourse: A year after the US Supreme Court’s narrow 5-4 ruling redefining marriage, many of the elite in the Republican Party are anxious to declare “the marriage issue” settled. It’s a common refrain from high-ranking Republicans: “the Supreme Court has spoken,” and the party should move on to other issues. The trouble for the echo chamber of corporate lobbyists, paid political consultants, wealthy donors, and media personalities who constantly push this narrative...

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Hillary Clinton promises to enact the greatest expansion of abortion funding in history

Aug 10, 2016 by

by Ben Johnson, LifeSite: In a nearly hour-long acceptance speech largely excoriating her opponent, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton promised to enact the largest expansion of taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand in history. Wearing an all-white pantsuit, Clinton spent much of her speech telling delegates inside Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center that Donald Trump would divide Americans and debuted the slogan, “Stronger Together.” However, she first had to sew up the rift in her own party between...

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The Obama administration may regret meddling in the trans bathroom debate

Aug 5, 2016 by

From rare: Yesterday brought some breaking news in the transgender bathroom debate: The Supreme Court intervened for the first time Wednesday in the controversy over transgender rights and blocked a lower court ruling that would have allowed a transgender boy to use the high school restroom that fits his “gender identity.” In an unusual 5-3 order, the justices granted an emergency appeal from a Virginia school board, which said it is fighting to “protect the basic expectations of bodily...

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Theresa May used Europe to push through gay marriage

Jul 16, 2016 by

by Christopher Booker, Telegraph: One thing on which David Cameron, Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn were all agreed last week was that topping the list of the “Cameron legacy” was gay marriage. What no one seemed aware of was that, as I reported here in detail in 2013, the one politician who was far more responsible than Mr Cameron for suddenly pushing it to the top of our political agenda was the vicar’s daughter, Mrs May herself. There had been no mention of gay marriage in the Tories’ 2010...

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