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Is Charlottesville What’s Really Going On in the USA? 

Being a Jewish fella, I don’t hold much brief for white supremacists and neo-Nazis.  But until this Saturday, I hadn’t seen a lot of them around lately.  And I’ve been going about the country quite a bit for the last couple of years, hitting roughly half the states, including some like Mississippi where the Klan […]

Why Democrats are still losing the war of ideas

Last week, a Politico/Morning Consult poll on President Trump’s proposed travel ban on visitors from six predominantly Muslim countries revealed a somewhat surprising discovery: 60 percent of voters agreed with Trump’s proposed ban. That includes 56 percent of independents and even 41 percent of Democrats. The plan, however, has a distinct advantage: It’s the only […]

A Pope and a President in Poland

The greatest speeches given in Poland in the modern era were delivered in June 1979 by a pope. Ten months into his papacy, John Paul II sweetly asked the government of Poland for permission to journey home from Rome to visit his people. Europe was divided between the politically free and the unfree, on one […]

The Conservative ‘Resistance’ Is Futile 

Democrats, in their role as opponents of President Trump, have taken to calling themselves “the resistance.” But I was startled a few days ago when a thoughtful, much-admired conservative commentator used the same term on TV—casually, as if “the resistance” was just the obvious term. Everyone is saying it. It’s no accident that the left […]

Back to the Center, Democrats 

The path back to power for the Democratic Party today, as it was in the 1990s, is unquestionably to move to the center and reject the siren calls of the left, whose policies and ideas have weakened the party. In the early 1990s, the Democrats relied on identity politics, promoted equality of outcomes instead of […]

Robert P. Jones on the Decline of White Christian America

Down the home stretch of the 2016 presidential campaign, one of Donald Trump’s most consistent talking points was a claim that America’s changing demographics and culture had brought the country to a precipice. He repeatedly cast himself as the last chance for Republicans and conservative white Christians to step back from the cliff, to preserve […]