American Federalist Journal
Tuesday - November 20, 2018


Thanksgiving Day Proclamation
President George Washington, 1789

Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me "to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:" ...



Truth and Its Enemies: Making Acosta a Federal Case
Mona Charen  Tweet

Question: What does CNN's Jim Acosta crave more than anything? If you said "attention," go to the head of the class. It's a mystery why the White House has given Acosta way more than that. Acosta had his "hard pass" yanked after last week's press ...



Problems Abound for Both Sides
Erick Erickson  Tweet

Both political parties in Washington can look at last week's election results and find ...



We Have an Identity Problem
Walter E. Williams  Tweet

We need to define in clear terms who belongs to what race and what sex to prevent ...



If Sex Isn't Fixed, Why Is Age?
Dennis Prager  Tweet

Emile Ratelband, a 69-year-old motivational speaker in the Netherlands, has petitioned a Dutch court for permission to change his legal age by altering his birth certificate to show he was born 20 years later than he really was -- to legally make ...



Trump Is Getting Better and Better at His Job
Hugh Hewitt  Tweet

President Donald Trump will win re-election. Anyone who watched Wednesday's presser after Trump's big night Tuesday knows in his or her bones that it will happen, because the president is getting better and better at the ...



Who Votes Republican?
Mona Charen  Tweet

Exit polls aren't always 100 percent reliable. For example, in 2016, the exit interviews suggested that Donald Trump would lose Florida, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and North Carolina by small margins. He won all of them. Let's take it as given that ...



The Gloomy American Left
David Limbaugh  Tweet

The fury of leftists is a constant today, and it's not just because they hate President Donald Trump. Despite all their dreamy talk of compassion and love, they seem to be a miserable ...



Midterms: Republicans Had a Great Story to Tell - and It Staved Off Disaster
Larry Elder  Tweet

But the much-anticipated "blue wave" failed to ...



Say No to Nanny Bloomberg
Michelle Malkin  Tweet

Billionaire Nanny Michael Bloomberg -- the soda-taxing, gun-grabbing, snack-attacking control freak -- should keep his nose out of our lives and out of the 2020 presidential ...



Skin in the Game
Walter E. Williams  Tweet

It turns out that 45 percent of American households, nearly 78 million individuals, have no federal income tax obligation. That poses a serious political problem. Americans with no federal income tax obligation become natural constituencies for ...



Left-Wing Jews: a Jewish and American Tragedy
Dennis Prager  Tweet

It is probably impossible to overstate the damage left-wing -- not liberal but left-wing -- Jews are doing to Judaism, Jews and ...



There Is More to Life Than Politics
Erick Erickson  Tweet

That's not to say politics is bad. It is to say it has gotten too large in all our lives, and we should not need to witness terrible tragedy to be reminded of that ...



Thinking About Anti-Semitism
Mona Charen  Tweet

In the days following the murder rampage at the Tree of Life synagogue, I received several expressions of grief from friends who are committed Christians. One included in her note a verse from John Donne: "No man is an island entire of itself ... ...



Leftist Race Slander Could Backfire
David Limbaugh  Tweet

If you don't think the political left is conspiring to smear President Trump, his supporters and the GOP as racists, then you probably haven't been paying close enough ...



Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre: Obama Slams 'Hateful Rhetoric' -- Did He Mean Trump's, or His Own?
Larry Elder  Tweet

Trump's critics argue that his alleged "hateful rhetoric" inspired the pipe bomb suspect and the suspected Pittsburgh synagogue shooter. As for the cops murdered in New York, Baton Rouge and Dallas, does the same logic apply to Obama and his ...



Democratic-Controlled House
Walter E. Williams  Tweet

What would a House majority mean for the Democrats? Let's look at ...



Fake News Threatens Our National Health and Wealth
Star Parker  Tweet

All on one opinion page in one ...



Liberal Identity Politics Becomes Ever More Irrational
Heather Mac Donald  Tweet

From the Kavanaugh hearings to a lawsuit alleging that Harvard discriminates against Asian-Americans, the Left sees white supremacy at the heart of ...



Hyperventilating About the Caravan
Mona Charen  Tweet

A caravan of ragtag would-be immigrants is making its way through the nations of Honduras (per capita income $4,630), El Salvador (per capita income $7,540), and Guatemala (per capita income $8,000) to Mexico. The response in the U.S. (per capita ...



Why Did God Choose the Apostle Paul?
David Limbaugh  Tweet

This is a fascinating question because Paul, by all appearances, was the least likely person to pioneer early Christianity's missionary ...