American Federalist Journal
Friday - May 6, 2016


Hillary, Donald and the Gender Wars
Mona Charen  Tweet

The greatest failures of the past generation concern men, women and sex -- and there could not be two more awful representatives of what has gone wrong than Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton delights in presenting herself as a ...



Cancellations Over North Carolina's 'Discrimination' -- Silence About Hypocrisy
Larry Elder  Tweet

North Carolina's new public facilities law simply says that in all government-controlled locations, offices and facilities, any bathroom that accommodates more than one person at a time must be assigned to a single gender. Men shall use the men's ...



Tale of Two Tribes: 'Climate Refugees' vs. EPA Victims
Michelle Malkin  Tweet

The left has concocted a lucrative category of politically correct victims: "climate refugees." It's the new Green ...



Common Sense
Walter E. Williams  Tweet

Republican presidential aspirant John Kasich stirred up angry words from women's organizations and the Democratic Party by his response to a question from a female college student at a town hall meeting in Watertown, New York, regarding sexual ...



Random Thoughts: 2016 Elections
Thomas Sowell  Tweet

One of the problems with being a pessimist is that you can never celebrate when you are proven ...



A Dark Time in America
Dennis Prager  Tweet

As of tonight, we may know if Donald Trump will be the Republican presidential ...



Small Acts of Cowardice Are Destroying Our Culture
David French  Tweet

Early this morning I was reading Rod Dreher's blog at the American Conservative and stumbled across yet another dispatch from the utterly absurd bathroom wars. One of his New York City readers wrote in to say that her 14-year-old daughter had ...



Anti-Trump Protesters Do His Bidding
Rich Lowry  Tweet

Donald Trump is lucky in his enemies. Every time leftist protesters disrupt one of his events or stage a riot outside, he benefits. They aren't on the Trump payroll, but they might as well be. The protests are catnip to cable TV -- as if Trump ...



Donald Trump, Postmodern Nihilist
Victor Davis Hanson  Tweet

Columnists assured us that Donald Trump's campaign would implode after he cheaply besmirched war hero John McCain. They assured us again after he crudely dismissed Fox News's star anchor and heartthrob, Megyn Kelly. And again after his ...



The End of Holocaust Remembrance
Jeff Jacoby  Tweet

Long before the Holocaust had run its course, there was already a desperate urge to keep it from being forgotten. In hiding and on the run, amid the shadows of gas chambers and the smoke of crematoria, Jews frantically sought ways to bear witness to ...



Obama's Lame Duck Economy
Kevin D. Williamson  Tweet

On the matter of Barack Obama and the performance of the U.S. economy, the aptest metaphor is anatine: We aren't swimming in gold like Scrooge McDuck, and we haven't blasted the beak off our face with a shotgun like Daffy Duck, but ...



America Needs #NeverTrump Now More than Ever
David French  Tweet

You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet.- Matthew 5:13The GOP establishment is on the verge ...



If the Donald Loses in November, It Won't Be #NeverTrump That's to Blame
Jonah Goldberg  Tweet

Dear Reader (particularly those of you John Boehner considers stygian disciples of Lucifer), Let's start with some really good news. Sergeant First Class Charles Martland will not be discharged for beating the stuffing out of an Afghan ...



Trump Would Press the Agenda That Drove His Voters from the GOP
Andrew C. McCarthy  Tweet

I wonder when the Trump backers will realize they've been had. The 2016 GOP campaign has been overwhelmed by Donald Trump's celebrity persona, by the can't-take-your-eyes-off-it appearances where he might say or do anything - ...



Reaganism Is Dead
Mona Charen  Tweet

A longtime Republican conservative emailed me after Donald Trump's Tuesday night romp through the "Acela corridor." "Is the GOP now the anti-trade, anti-immigrant party?" I don't think so, but take no comfort in the reason: Republicans haven't ...



Cruising to Indiana
David Limbaugh  Tweet

Though I won't go so far as to say the Indiana primary is do-or-die for the Ted Cruz campaign, it couldn't be much more important. As events have unfolded, Indiana has a critical choice to make next ...



Religious Liberty: The Necessary Fight
David French  Tweet

In more than two decades spent litigating to preserve religious liberty in this country, one thing has become abundantly clear to me - millions of Christians don't want this fight. It's not that they're reluctant warriors; ...



The World According to Trump
Charles Krauthammer  Tweet

Foreign policy does not determine American elections. Indeed, of all Western countries, we are the least interested in the subject. The reason is simple: We haven't had to be. Our instinctive isolationism derives from our geographic exceptionalism. ...



The End of Pieties
Rich Lowry  Tweet

When the Americans defeated the British at Yorktown, the surrendering British forces supposedly played "The World Turned Upside Down."The song should be on the soundtrack at Donald Trump rallies. The mogul is marching toward the ...



Why the Left Hates Jews
Kevin D. Williamson  Tweet

Why does the Left hate the Jews? The Labour party in the United Kingdom is being convulsed at the moment with a public reckoning of the anti-Semitism of some of its most prominent members, including the former mayor of London, "Red" Ken ...