American Federalist Journal
Friday - October 23, 2020


A Big Night - and a Better Day After - for Trump
Andrew C. McCarthy  Tweet

If the president can stick to this script in a disciplined way, that's going to be a big problem for the former vice ...



The Final Full Week
Erick Erickson  Tweet



Boycott-Barrett Ploy Shows Difference Between Democrats and Republicans
Andrew C. McCarthy  Tweet

It makes no sense to participate in the testimonial hearings that prove the nominee is highly qualified but then not show up for the ...



Biden Can't Tax the Rich
Kevin D. Williamson  Tweet

It might be easy to sell on the campaign trail, but Biden's tax plan would hurt the low- and middle-income voters it's ostensibly meant to ...



No, the AG Should Not Appoint a Special Counsel to Investigate the Bidens
Andrew C. McCarthy  Tweet

As we have seen time and again, the special counsel is a pernicious ...



Stimulus Spending Benefits Politicians, Not Taxpayers
Star Parker  Tweet

I recall several presidential elections ago, an elementary school teacher wrote a newspaper column about a mock election he held in his ...



New Twist in the Hunter Biden Saga: A White House Meeting for Elite Chinese Group
Andrew C. McCarthy  Tweet

The younger Biden's associates reportedly arranged a 2011 meeting with then-VP Joe Biden, and got the entourage "all taken care of in ...



How to Put a Stop to Twitter's Game-Playing on Censorship
Andrew C. McCarthy  Tweet

Congress does not need to repeal Section 230 to do ...



Jeffrey Toobin and Our Public-Hate Ritual
Kevin D. Williamson  Tweet

In the great junior-high cafeteria of the American public square, it's Toobin's turn to sit ...



A Few Cracks in the Progressive Wall
Victor Davis Hanson  Tweet

When the Ministry of Truth overreaches so blatantly - all hands on deck to suppress all bad news for Biden - it begins to look ...



The Pollster Who Thinks Trump Is Ahead
Rich Lowry  Tweet

The upstart Trafalgar Group doesn't see 2020 the same way everyone else ...



Tear Down This Wall
Kevin D. Williamson  Tweet

Our class-warrior politicians have built a barrier of financial laws to keep Americans in - or, at least, to punish them for ...



The Supreme Court Should Decide Election-Law Cases Before the Election
Andrew C. McCarthy  Tweet

It is better to prevent a preventable disaster than run the risk of being consumed by ...



Confirmation Hearings Shouldn't Be So Worthless
Rich Lowry  Tweet

Does the longstanding norm of nominees avoiding questions on anything substantive serve the ...



Judge Barrett: An Originalist, Not a Conservative Activist
David Limbaugh  Tweet

I won't pretend to be surprised by this, but Senate Democrats, knowing they don't have the power to stop Judge Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation to the Supreme Court, have turned the confirmation hearings into a campaign platform to smear President ...



Orwell Rears His Head
Erick Erickson  Tweet

On Monday of last week, to use the phrase "sexual preference" was completely ...