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  • Who Are Donald Trump’s Supporters?

    08/26/2015 8:39:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 26, 2015 | Robert Tracinski
    The big, existential question for Republicans right now is: who are Donald Trump’s supporters? It matters because this will determine the future, and the future prospects, of the party. I heartily agree with Ben Domenech, whose article on this just made it harder for me to fulfill my obligations to his publication, by pre-empting most of what I was planning to write about Trump for The Federalist. Ben argues that Trumpism would turn the Republicans from a “classically liberal right” to a European-style nationalist party that is “xenophobic, anti-capitalist, vaguely militarist, pro-state, and consistently anti-Semitic. If you criticize Donald Trump,...
  • Are Republicans For Freedom Or White Identity Politics?

    08/22/2015 10:22:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 21, 2015 | Ben Domenech, Publisher
    Donald Trump could transform the Republican Party into a coalition focused on white identity politics. We've seen this in Europe, and it's bad. Now that we have had time to observe the Donald Trump phenomenon, there is enough evidence to make a clear assessment of what it represents. The rise of Trump is an epic expression of frustration with the American political system, and it is a natural outgrowth of frustrations with America’s changing demographics; the hollowing out of white working class values and culture, as Charles Murray has documented extensively; and what life is like when governed by...
  • Don't Be Fooled By Schumer's Opposition To The Iran Deal

    08/07/2015 7:32:47 PM PDT · by OddLane · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 7,2015 | David Harsanyi
    Obama foot soldiers Tommy Vietor, Dan Pfeiffer and Jon Favreau may have made common cause with Holocaust-denying radical Twelvers hoping to obtain nuclear weapons to threaten millions of Jews, but that doesn’t mean you should be fooled by their frustration. And you definitely shouldn’t be fooled by the theater surrounding Chuck Schumer’s opposition to the president’s Iran deal. Schumer offered a detailed, 1600-word justification for his opposition to the deal and, in the most obsequious and gentle way imaginable, pointed out an abundance of falsehoods Obama’s been peddling regarding the deal.
  • The Paradox of Dogma: How the Left Is Crippling Itself

    05/05/2015 11:45:16 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    The ^ | 4/29/2015 | Robert Tracinski
    If you try to shut down public debate, is this a way of ensuring that you win—or an admission that you have already lost? The question seems relevant today, because the most remarkable characteristic of our current national debate is that one side wants desperately to stamp it out whenever it occurs. Recently, for example, a gay New York businessman had the temerity to sponsor a “fireside chat” with Republican presidential candidate and arch-conservative Ted Cruz. He was, of course, required to repent the error, calling it “a terrible mistake” to actually talk to a politician who disagrees with him...
  • The Federalist: My Little Pony to Children, Marxism is not Magic.

    04/12/2015 3:30:50 AM PDT · by Crazieman · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 4/8/2015 | Brandon Morse
    I feel it’s necessary to preface this article by stating that I am not a brony. I’ve met a couple, and I don’t exactly…get it. It’s like relishing the days when you had easy access to a playground butt-kicking. That said, after seeing the message the show carries, I might join them now. There’s an inherent cowardice within the mainstream media that stops writers from venturing anywhere into territory that contradicts leftist narratives. While there might be some bravery, any divergence into territory that might run contradictory to ideals the leftist cause célèbre puts forth ends with a flurry of...
  • Progressives To SCOTUS: Do The Right Thing And Ignore The Constitution

    01/07/2015 3:35:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 7, 2015 | David Harsanyi
    If the Supreme Court dismantles a core provision in Obamacare, America will be plunged into a pre-2010 levels of dystopia – or worse. If Democrats are forced by the court to follow the law they wrote, then 36 states that aren’t interested in hosting federal “exchanges” would no longer be forced to do so and, consequently, the American Dream would be shattered.So, needless to say, the pending Supreme Court challenge over the Affordable Care Act via King v. Burwell is the most significant decisions since Hobby Lobby or perhaps Citizens United – or whenever the last time it was the...

    12/31/2014 12:08:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    FITS News ^ | December 31, 2014
    It’s happening again … and there doesn’t appear to be anything anyone can do to stop it. We’re referring, of course, to the quadrennial election of an American president – which has followed an eerily predictable pattern in 2008 and 2012. It’s gone like this: An “electable” status quo candidate with support from the left-leaning media and the “Republican” establishment gets swept to the GOP nomination – via Borg-like assimilation. At that point, the media shifts its narrative on a dime and begins perpetuating marginal distinctions between two eerily similar ideologues – hoping to portray the big government “Republican” nominee...
  • The NYPD’s Revolt Is A Direct Threat To Democracy

    12/31/2014 11:08:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/31/2014 | Ben Domenech
    Since the moment when police officers turned their backs in protest on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, we’ve seen the type of escalating activity in the city which would be more recognizable as the preview to a messy Latin American coup d’etat. The latest is a form of purposeful sabotage on the part of the NYPD, which is now actively shirking its duty to enforce the law. According to the New York Post, traffic tickets and summonses have plummeted by 94 percent, and overall arrests are down 66 percent for the week compared to the same period...
  • Peter Berkowitz: Why Colleges Don't Teach the Federalist Papers

    05/08/2012 10:01:56 PM PDT · by iowamark · 50 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 05/06/2012 | Peter Berkowitz
    It would be difficult to overstate the significance of The Federalist for understanding the principles of American government and the challenges that liberal democracies confront early in the second decade of the 21st century. Yet despite the lip service they pay to liberal education, our leading universities can't be bothered to require students to study The Federalist... Small wonder it took so long for progressives to realize that arguments about the constitutionality of ObamaCare are indeed serious. The masterpiece of American political thought originated as a series of newspaper articles published under the pseudonym Publius in New York between October...
  • FReeper Book Club: The Debate over the Constitution, Federalist #7

    03/25/2010 9:09:25 AM PDT · by Publius · 7 replies · 281+ views
    A Publius/Billthedrill Essay | 25 March 2010 | Publius & Billthedrill
    Hamilton Tackles Territorial and Financial Causes for WarHamilton now lays out the case for possible disputations between the states if the Union is sundered. He takes on commercial and territorial issues, bringing up the ongoing unpleasantness in Pennsylvania and the lingering Vermont issue. Federalist #7Concerning Dangers from Dissensions between the States (Part 2 of 2) Alexander Hamilton, 15 November 1787 1 To the People of the State of New York: *** 2 It is sometimes asked with an air of seeming triumph what inducements could the states have, if disunited, to make war upon each other? 3 It would be...
  • Soldier Auctions Rare, First Edition Copy of Historic 1788 Book

    06/15/2009 1:33:28 PM PDT · by Freeport · 8 replies · 642+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 15, 2009 | N/A
    INDIANAPOLIS — A rare leather-bound book that played an influential role in America's early history could bring a windfall for a soldier training for his second tour in Iraq. Indiana National Guard Capt. Nathan Harlan was a high school junior when he paid $7 for a 1788 first edition of volume one of "The Federalist" — a two-volume book of essays calling for the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Harlan, a 35-year-old from Granger, Ind., said he always thought his find might be worth about $500, not the thousands it could fetch when it's sold online Tuesday by Heritage Auction...
  • Thank You Patriots !!!

    11/13/2004 12:11:27 PM PST · by Seadog Bytes · 17 replies · 1,366+ views
    The Federalist ^ | November 12, 2004 | Mark Alexander
    One of my long-time favorites -   Even if you cannot contribute, *DO* sign up for this GREAT weekly newsletter. It's articulate, a quick read and highly rated.   Take a look.   See what you think.   It's Right...and it's FREE! ...Sign up, and/or View the current edition, at: WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING: - The Federalist Patriot is leading a surprisingly well-organized charge into the world of Internet politics." --Harvard Political Review - The Federalist Patriot not only does the best job of putting important news, policy and opinion in proper context, but also of cutting down to...
  • Reject Renewal of Feinstein-Schumer Gun-Control Act

    08/20/2004 12:47:53 PM PDT · by Seadog Bytes · 13 replies · 496+ views
    The Federalist ^ | August 20, 2004 | Patriot Petitions
    The below arrived via email today. I thought more than a few of you might be interested in supporting our Constitution's Second Amendment... Here is an opportunity to make your voice heard. -----Original Message----- From: The Federalist [] Sent: Friday, August 20, 2004 12:13 Subject: Reject Renewal of Feinstein-Schumer Gun-Control Act (Please forward this time-sensitive notice to fellow American Patriots.) PatriotPetitions.US has launched a national campaign entreating our President, House of Representatives and Senate to reject legislation renewing the 1994 Clinton-Feinstein-Schumer Gun-Control Act schedule to sunset on 13 September 2004. Please read this brief description of the campaign and let...
  • Memorial Day, 2004

    06/05/2004 12:10:57 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 21 replies · 1,483+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 6 June, 2004 | John Armor (CongressmanBillybob)
    This week we formally dedicated the World War II Memorial on the Mall in Washington, D.C. The center of the Memorial is a reflecting pool in front of a curved wall on which there are 4,050 golden stars, each of them representing one hundred Americans who gave the last full measure of devotion in that conflict. This was the long-delayed memorial for the 16 million Americans who served in that conflict, only a quarter of whom are still alive. A substantial number of those were in attendance at the dedication. Of course, World War II was not the war in...
  • Fighting terrorism is the root of all terrorism. (Howard Dean)

    03/19/2004 10:07:01 AM PST · by FlyLow · 7 replies · 147+ views
    The Federalist Newsletter | 3-19-04 | The Federalist Staff
    "The President is the one who dragged our troops to Iraq, which has apparently been a factor in the death of 200 Spaniards over the weekend. For the President of the United States to assert that we were safer because Saddam Hussein is in jail is ludicrous, given what happened three days ago in Spain." --Howard Dean, speaking in support of John Kerry, arguing that fighting terrorism is the root of all terrorism. (BARF)
  • FEDERALIST PERSPECTIVE: On the Trail of Nuclear Terror - [part one]

    03/13/2004 8:10:05 AM PST · by AgThorn · 1 replies · 112+ views ^ | 12 march 2004 | Federalist No. 04-10 (editorial)
    To PROMOTE life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness:Support The Federalist --"It only hurts for a minute, and then it feels just GREAT." -- Ronald Reagan THE FOUNDATION "He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself." --James Wilson ______--------********O********--------______FEDERALIST PERSPECTIVE Top of the fold -- On the trail of nuclear terror -- Part One (This is the first of a two-part commentary on how the CIA scooped the nuclear WMD black market.) "Your successes are unheralded...
  • Leftcoast courts so rarely get it right...

    03/12/2004 10:19:35 AM PST · by FlyLow · 5 replies · 138+ views
    The Federalist Newsletter ^ | The Federalist Staff
    Because Leftcoast courts so rarely get it right, we can't help but comment when they do. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals refused to reconsider its December ruling that state medical-marijuana laws trump attempts at central-government intrusion into prosecution for intrastate use of the drug. "Recreational" abuse of marijuana and other drugs is unfortunate, but now that voters in states such as California have so decreed, medical uses of the drug that never involve crossing the U.S. border or state borders within the U.S. are no proper concern of the central government. Every little once in awhile we get...
  • "Your successes are unheralded -- your failures are trumpeted."

    03/12/2004 10:04:18 AM PST · by FlyLow · 3 replies · 142+ views
    The Federalist Newsletter ^ | 3-12-04 | The Federalist Staff
    "Your successes are unheralded -- your failures are trumpeted." --John F. Kennedy to CIA intelligence professionals in 1961. The CIA has, once again, become the favorite political whipping boy of the Left -- its "failures trumpeted" primarily by Senator Ted Kennedy, the derelict younger brother to John Kennedy. Though Kennedy the lesser had aspirations to follow in his big brother's footsteps to the White House, his ambitions could not overcome the death of a young intern, Mary Jo Kopechne, whom a drunken Teddy left to die in a car he drove into the water off Chappaquiddick Island. Her tragic death,...
  • The greatest irony of the post-911 world...

    03/12/2004 10:10:28 AM PST · by FlyLow · 7 replies · 188+ views
    The Federalist Newsletter ^ | 3-12-04 | Michael J. Totten
    "The greatest irony of the post-911 world is that so many Democrats hate the Bush Doctrine. Liberation, anti-proliferation, and nation-building are activist and liberal, not defensive and conservative. The perceived immorality of our actions may weigh heavily on their souls. But it's nothing compared to what we might have to face if our goal of limited war for democracy fails. If the Middle East gets nukes before it gets freedom, it will be extraordinarily difficult, if not impossible, to wage a war on liberal grounds. We'll be back where we were during the Cold War. The only difference is that...
  • Will The Real JFK (John Forbes Kerry, that is) Please Stand Up

    03/06/2004 7:35:15 PM PST · by Latest Samurai · 8 replies · 190+ views
    The Federalist Digest | The Federalist Digest
    Will the real JFK please standup? Just who is John Forbes Kerry, the presumed Democrat presidential nominee? His answer, of course,depends on who is asking. Like so many Leftists, John Kerry is a case study inhypocrisy. Kerry, the meticulously coiffed inheritance-welfare playboy,professes to be an Everyday Joe, a populist man of the people. Kerry, theVietnam "war hero" who shamelessly surrounds himself with a "band of brothers"at every campaign stop, once cuddled with Hanoi Jane Fonda and has since opposednearly every defense- and intelligence-spending program during his Senatetenure. Kerry, the self-described moderate whose rise to political power beganunder the tutelage of...
  • Scary Kerry

    03/05/2004 8:29:02 PM PST · by AmericanDave · 15 replies · 197+ views
    The Federalist ^ | 5 March 2004 | AmericanDave
    Top of the fold: Will the real JFK please stand up? Just who is John Forbes Kerry, the presumed Democrat presidential nominee? His answer, of course, depends on who is asking. Like so many Leftists, John Kerry is a case study in hypocrisy.
  • Will the real JFK please stand up?

    03/05/2004 2:15:40 PM PST · by FlyLow · 8 replies · 341+ views
    The Federalist Newsletter | 3-5-04 | The Federalist Staff
    Just who is John Forbes Kerry, the presumed Democrat presidential nominee? His answer, of course, depends on who is asking. Like so many Leftists, John Kerry is a case study in hypocrisy. Kerry, the meticulously coiffed inheritance-welfare playboy, professes to be an Everyday Joe, a populist man of the people. Kerry, the Vietnam "war hero" who shamelessly surrounds himself with a "band of brothers" at every campaign stop, once cuddled with Hanoi Jane Fonda and has since opposed nearly every defense- and intelligence-spending program during his Senate tenure. Kerry, the self-described moderate whose rise to political power began under the...
  • The Kyoto Protocol

    02/06/2004 10:59:14 AM PST · by FlyLow · 7 replies · 145+ views
    The Federalist Newsletter | 2-6-04 | The Federalist Staff
    The Kyoto Protocol, that international environmental treaty to limit "greenhouse emissions," will cost Canada an estimated $1 billion this year alone, and $4,700 per taxpayer per year for the next five years, according to The Heartland Institute's Dr. Kenneth Green -- and that's to meet only the first 8% of Canada's emission-reduction requirements. "Of course, that's probably a low estimate, since some studies suggest even higher compliance costs for industry; other forms of taxation increase the cost of raising money; and it's likely to cost more for each succeeding set of reductions," says Green. "While the first 8% might cost...

    11/21/2003 5:16:36 PM PST · by STARWISE · 17 replies · 285+ views
    I received this in email from The Federalist: "From the "Department of Military Readiness"... The Army's JAG Corps finally convened its Article 32 Board to hear charges against Lt. Col. Allen West this week, with Maj. Gen. Ray Odierno, 4th Infantry Division commander, presiding. Ironically, the hearing is taking place in Saddam's hometown of Tikrit. West, a 20-year artillery officer who was stripped of his battalion command last month, stands charged with aggravated assault and communicating a threat during his interrogation of an Iraqi insurgent -- the circumstances of which West himself reported according to regulation. Of apparently little consequence...
  • For those in still in denial, Saddam's (Iraq) WMD went to Syria...

    10/31/2003 2:14:05 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 6 replies · 183+ views ^ | Oct. 31, 2003 | Mark Alexander
    One year ago, this column first reported that Allied Forces would be unlikely to discover Saddam's WMD stores in Iraq -- that the UN Security Council's foot-dragging had provided Saddam with plenty of time to export his biological and nuclear WMD. Back then, I wrote, "There is a substantial body of intelligence supporting our position that Iraq shipped some or all of its biological and nuclear WMD stores to Syria and Lebanon's heavily fortified Bekaa Valley." In December, a senior-level intelligence source confirmed again that much of Iraq's WMD had, in fact, been moved to and through Syria. This week,...

    08/26/2003 6:21:59 PM PDT · by diotima · 21 replies · 236+ views
    RadioFR ^ | 8/26/03 | Diotima
    Tonight on Always Right with Chuck Muth (  The Ten Commandments  From the beginning, I've thought Judge Moore's actions were troublesome.  He clearly has a religious agenda and is using his government office to advance it.  That being said, I also recognize that this matter is something that probably should be beyond the jurisdiction of the feds.  Lots of conflicts here.  And that’s what we’ll be discussing tonight on “Always Right with Chuck Muth.”    My guest will be John Machen, senior research editor for The Federalist, which is sponsoring an online letter of support for Judge Moore.  The...
  • Federalist No. 03-35

    08/26/2003 12:56:01 AM PDT · by backhoe · 150+ views
    The Federalist ^ | 08-25-03 | staff
    Subject: 03-35 Brief 25 August 2003Federalist No. 03-35Monday Brief *Printer-friendly format Link to --*Manage your subscriptionFor subscription status, change address, choose format, comments, archive, etc.Link to --*Support The Federalist Each dollar provides an annual student subscription.Link to -- CONTENTS:The FoundationInsightICTUS Imprimis Family Culture Liberty The GipperOpinion in BriefGovernmentRe: The LeftPolitical Futures For the RecordReader CommentsThe Last Word ______----********O********----______ THE FOUNDATION "Liberty, the greatest of all earthly blessings -- give us that precious jewel, and you may take every things else! ... Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel." --Patrick Henry...