Another year has passed – this one more eventful than most. Middlebury is about to hold its commencement ceremony, and as I have done ever since I came to live here in the Green Mountains, I will celebrate by sitting down by the fire, pouring a single malt, and raising a toast to you, My […]
Dr. Charles Murray, a political scientist and resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, came to Middlebury last Thursday to discuss his book Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010. It did not go well. Murray was invited by the Middlebury student AEI chapter, and his talk was cosponsored (but not funded by) the […]
With the media firestorm generated by President Trump’s executive order on immigration, some news outlets were slow to pick up on another controversial and potentially more important president directive: Presidential National Security Memorandum 2, which Trump issued two days ago. That presidential memorandum (contrary to this New York Times article, it was not an executive […]
In life, they say, timing is everything. When I began doing my election-themed talks in late summer, after it was clear who the general election candidates were, Hillary Clinton consistently held a lead in the various aggregate polling results, such this one by Huffington Post, by about 5%-8%. Nonetheless, I assured my audiences that there […]
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It has become fashionable of late, particularly among liberal pundits, to argue that the future of the Republican Party depends on its leaders severing all connections with Trump and his movement. For a number of reasons that I will discuss in future posts, I think this is profoundly stupid advice for Republicans to follow. But […]
For most of this fall in my election talks, I have argued that the most plausible road to victory for Donald Trump runs through New Hampshire. Other seem to agree as, apparently, does Trump; media reports indicate he is scheduled to spend election eve in Manchester, at the Southern New Hampshire University arena which is […]