Who didn’t see this coming?

Ocasio-Cortez faces primary challenge from second-generation Queens immigrant You start a brand new job and then immediately begin dissing the boss who just happens to be one the most powerful women in the United States. Did you really think Fancy Nancy was going to just grin and bear it?   Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., will have... Continue Reading →

With Trump What You See Is What You Get

For years I've heard so many people complain about the duplicitous nature of politicians, their saying one thing and doing another, their kowtowing to special interests and focus grouping almost every word they say. Whether you love him or hate him, you are paying attention you know precisely why you feel the way you do.... Continue Reading →

The “Debate”

To begin with, I did not watch. From what I've seen in the morning shows on CBS and FOX News there was nothing new other than Castro's announcement that he was going to start buying votes. He is not content with the usual Democratic method of promising something for nothing with no clue how to... Continue Reading →

Condoleezza Rice shuts down NBC anchor's question on whether Russia helped Trump winFormer Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told an NBC anchor Wednesday it was not accurate to suggest that Russia flipped the 2016 election in President Trump's favor. "I don’t think there is any evidence of that. And, you know, I really don’t think that’s a good conversation to... Continue Reading →


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Infandum: 18 Years On


Editor’s note: this article originally appeared in the November 2001 print edition of Crisis.

In 1789 George Washington prayed in St. Paul’s Church, on what we now call lower Broadway, on the day of his inauguration as the first president of the United States. The churchyard was already old. On September 11, 2001, several new corpses were lying on the old graves. Then quickly a temporary morgue was set up in a nearby hotel. All that the Founding Fathers stood for was contradicted in a thunderous attack on the heart of the city that calls itself the capital of the world.

Grown children had grown accustomed to taking prosperity for granted and had often scorned the virtues that created the prosperity. The frenzied celebrations of the third millennium were largely conspicuous for their cheerful banality. There were fireworks but no great…

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Made up rights and actual rights

It is amazing to me that some of thes candidates ar all about espousing rights that are not in the Constitution such as this new bonehead idea by Pitiful Pete while trashing, ignoring and seeking to repress rights that actually ARE in the Constitution, such as the right to free speech, religion, assembly, to bear... Continue Reading →

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