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The Democrats' Economic Message Is Preposterous

From the Right / David Harsanyi /

Actually, contends every 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful, the economy is in really bad shape. It is only working for the wealthiest among us while leaving behind the poor, the working class and the shrinking middle class.

Now, I suppose one could forgive the socialist contingent of the party for offering knee-jerk class-based bromides --...Read more

Pelosi's embarrassing impeachment has proven a blunder

From the Right / David Harsanyi /

America is the midst of an imaginary impeachment standoff between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. "Both have drawn firm lines in the sand. Someone's got to give," one reporter recently declared.

There is, of course, nothing to "give." Pelosi has no standing to dictate the terms of a Senate trial; no ...Read more

Texas's concealed-carry law prevented mass murder

From the Right / David Harsanyi /

The same weekend that Orthodox Jews in Monsey, New York, were fighting off another knife-wielding anti-Semite thug with chairs and coffee tables -- they were fortunate that the perpetrator hadn't brought a firearm, like the killer who targeted a yeshiva in Jersey City only a few weeks earlier -- Jack Wilson, a 71-year-old congregant and security...Read more

Liberals try to rewrite the history of the Clinton impeachment

From the Right / David Harsanyi /

The "striking" difference between the Bill Clinton and Donald Trump impeachments, argue MSNBC hosts and others in the media, was not only the willingness of Clinton to "show contrition," but the willingness of his supporters to acknowledge that the president had done something wrong.

Let's not let liberals rewrite history.

In the real world, ...Read more

The Voter Purge Myth

From the Right / David Harsanyi /

Maggie Haberman, the esteemed New York Times reporter, recently tweeted out a Mother Jones article to 1.2 million followers titled: "GOP-Led Voter Purges in Wisconsin and Georgia Could Tip 2020 Elections." The chilling piece warns readers that "hundreds of thousands of voters are set to be purged in two key swing states," which "potentially" ...Read more

Greta Thunberg is the perfect hero for an unserious time

From the Right / David Harsanyi /

Who better than a finger-wagging teen bereft of accomplishment, or any comprehension of basic economics or history, to be Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2019? Greta Thunberg's canonization is a perfect expression of media activism in a deeply unserious time.

Has there ever been a less consequential person picked to be Person of the Year?...Read more

Let's have some historical perspective on presidential misconduct

From the Right / David Harsanyi /

This week, Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee trotted out a trio of dispassionate legal experts to explain why the impeachment of Donald Trump was justified. They were there to bring a veneer of gravitas and erudition to what's been, until now, a highly partisan affair.

But however smart people such as Michael Gerhardt, distinguished ...Read more

Is impeachment backfiring on the Democrats?

From the Right / David Harsanyi /

Impeachment is a political process. No sentient being, after all, believes that Adam Schiff or Nancy Pelosi are good-faith guardians of constitutional order. And judging the process strictly on political grounds, it hasn't been a success for Democrats.

For one thing, impeachment, if it happens, will effectively end up being a partisan censure ...Read more

Pelosi is already attacking the potential illegitimacy of the 2020 election

From the Right / David Harsanyi /

"Nancy Pelosi just stated that 'it is dangerous to let the voters decide Trump's fate.' @FoxNews In other words, she thinks I'm going to win and doesn't want to take a chance on letting the voters decide. Like Al Green, she wants to change our voting system. Wow, she's CRAZY!" tweeted Donald Trump Tuesday.

Well, not exactly. Trump's tweet ...Read more

The Trump 'Manchurian Candidate' theory will never die

From the Right / David Harsanyi /

One of the most durable conspiracy theories of our times finds Vladimir Putin recruiting a billionaire media personality named Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency. In some iterations of the tale, Trump is willingly serving his Kremlin comrades; in others, he is merely the victim of kompromat. In every version, he is an asset of a hostile ...Read more

ABC keeps covering for Jeffrey Epstein

From the Right / David Harsanyi /

This week, James O'Keefe's Project Veritas, a group that has often infiltrated news organizations to uncover liberal bias, released an explosive "hot mic" video of "Good Morning America" co-host Amy Robach venting about ABC's decision to spike a story about late serial sex predator Jeffrey Epstein's nefarious activities three years ago.

"I had ...Read more

Trump calls Pelosi's bluff

From the Right / David Harsanyi /

Editor's note: David Harsanyi is off this week. The following column is by Betsy McCaughey.

President Donald Trump has repeatedly slammed the secret impeachment hearings in the Capitol basement as "a totally compromised kangaroo court." Sounds like Speaker Nancy Pelosi got the message. On Monday, she announced the full House will vote to...Read more

It's not so much the rise as the fall of Skywalker

From the Right / David Harsanyi /

Who knows? Maybe "The Rise of Skywalker" will bind all the tedious storylines of the first two "Star Wars" sequels into a cohesive and rewarding coda. Then again, if the new trailer offers any clues -- and as I understand it, this is point of trailers -- the movie looks like it will ratchet up the fan service in hopes of saving an ...Read more


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