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Elite Pedigrees Are Normal for the Right’s Phony Populists

From the Right / S.E. Cupp /

If you were surprised to learn there are scores of secret diners dotting the American heartland, where teachers and construction workers sit down to have regular-Joe conversations over bacon and eggs about the powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, you are not alone.

But that’s what ...Read more

The GOP Knows Exactly Where It’s Headed: CPAC 2021 is Depressingly Revealing

From the Right / S.E. Cupp /

It’s that time of year again.

This week, CPAC — the Conservative Political Action Conference founded in 1974 — will lay siege to Orlando instead of Washington, D.C., amid a global pandemic that has, as of this week, taken a staggering 500,000 American lives. Hopes of mask-wearing and social distancing seem as likely as a panel on the ...Read more

Against the New Nihilism: Actually, LOL Almost Everything Matters

From the Right / S.E. Cupp /

“Nothing matters.”

It’s a popular and versatile phrase that can be reassuring, a reminder that despite how overwhelmed you feel, nothing matters so go ahead and enjoy that fourth doughnut.

It can also be discouraging, lamenting the feeling that while a precious few are attempting to keep order, the great many aren’t and so nothing ...Read more

Impeachment matters, even without conviction

From the Right / S.E. Cupp /

A “fait accompli.” That’s what the second impeachment trial of former President Trump is being called by many in the media and on both sides of the political aisle.

It’s more than likely true. A whopping 17 Republican Senators would need to join Democrats to convict Trump, and all but five wouldn’t even vote in favor of holding the ...Read more

Bitter, partisan reactions to AOC are proof American politics has lost its way

From the Right / S.E. Cupp /

On Monday night, nearly a month after Trump-supporting insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol looking to overturn a democratic election and, in some cases, kill U.S. lawmakers, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to Instagram Live to share her harrowing account of that day.

Traumatized not only by the close encounter with people who ...Read more

After Trump, a chance to refocus: Long-neglected issues that demand our attention

From the Right / S.E. Cupp /

Five years ago, after teasing a potential run for the White House for years, Donald Trump descended down a golden escalator, and from that moment on, the news cycle was predominantly his.

Trump hijacked our collective attention span and held it hostage for the duration of his presidency, subjecting Americans to a running stream of boasts and ...Read more

Republicans, was it worth it? The question as the Trump term comes to a close

From the Right / S.E. Cupp /

As a new president is sworn in, the outgoing one, Donald Trump, joins a kind of losers club, becoming one of only five presidents since 1900 to fail in his reelection bid. Herbert Hoover, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush, whatever we think of their presidencies now, were all given the boot by voters who said, erm...one term is ...Read more

Republicans who follow Trump have betrayed their philosophy

From the Right / S.E. Cupp /

Among the many atrocities Donald Trump heaped upon the United States in four short years — a grotesque child separation policy that’s orphaned more than 600 kids, an increase in politics/fromtheright/secupp/s-2468170">Read more

The childish idiocy of Trump Republicans is an embarrassment

From the Right / S.E. Cupp /

It’s fitting that the Trump era will reach its nadiral finale this week when more than 100 Republican House members and at least 12 senators protest the Electoral College vote on Wednesday, having absolutely no actual effect on the election results. That ill-fated protest, like Trump’s presidency itself, will end with an embarrassing, ...Read more

New Year’s resolutions from Josh Gad, Andrew Yang and others

From the Right / S.E. Cupp /

What a year. Thankfully one of the weirdest and wildest in modern history is drawing to a close, bringing a new sense of optimism about the coming year. Or so I thought.

Every year, I solicit New Year’s resolutions from friends, colleagues and newsmakers. This year, I expected big things: trips around the world after a year of travel-less ...Read more

2020 in hindsight: What will this year look like a century from now?

From the Right / S.E. Cupp /

Finally, we can say it: 2020 is almost over. Good riddance.

As we look to finally bring a close to this annus horribilis, America will be living amid the detritus for years — a devastating economic downturn, a generation of students behind in education, the collective psychic trauma of prolonged isolation. 2020 will be hard to forget.

But in...Read more

Life-saving women, threatened by lowlifes: What public health officials are enduring during the COVID-19 pandemic

From the Right / S.E. Cupp /

“Burn in Hell.”

“Get murdered.”

“We’re coming for you.”

Those are just some of the messages that 69-year-old grandmother and retired teacher Joyce Warshaw has received over the past few days.

That’s all because,...Read more

How dumb does this congressman think we are? Jim Banks’ complaint about face mask design

From the Right / S.E. Cupp /

As famous a phrase as it is, it’s unlikely that some fastidious but oblivious boatswain actually spent any time rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic as it was sinking to a watery grave in 1912.

But the idea has come to illustrate an utterly pointless, wasteful and insignificant endeavor that, in the grandest scheme of things, matters ...Read more

 

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