American Federalist Journal
Friday - July 29, 2016


Racist, Anti-Semitic DNC Opens Convention by Denouncing Trump's 'Bigotry'
Larry Elder  Tweet

What a way to begin the Democratic National Committee's convention in Philadelphia. And where to start with the WikiLeaks leak of nearly 20,000 DNC ...



Bill's Speech
Rich Lowry  Tweet

I'm with Ramesh and Jonah. I don't think it worked. But a caveat: It was an unusual convention speech, in that it was very low-key, and it's always difficult to predict how out-of-the-ordinary speeches play.I do think it was a mistake, if he was ...



When a War Went Worldwide 75 Years Ago
Victor Davis Hanson  Tweet

Seventy-five years ago, the world blew up in just six months. World War II ostensibly started two years earlier, when Germany invaded Poland. In truth, after the rapid German defeat of Poland in September 1939, the conflict was mostly confined to ...



Nobles without Nobility
Kevin D. Williamson  Tweet

People will always tell you the truth about what they really want, if you listen. Donald Trump wants to be an aristocrat. This is understandable, given that the Trumps are essentially a less interesting and less accomplished version of the ...



Thiel's Republicans Depart from Reagan
Star Parker  Tweet

The primetime airing of remarks of billionaire technology entrepreneur Peter Thiel at the Republican National Convention was no ...



What Can Discrimination Explain?
Walter E. Williams  Tweet

No one argues that racial discrimination does not exist or does not have effects. The relevant question, as far as policy and resource allocation are concerned, is: How much of what we see is caused by current racial ...



#BlueLightFriday: From the White House to Your House
Michelle Malkin  Tweet

When you need something done, call a retired ...



Democrats' Hysterical Rhetoric Could Help Make Donald Trump President
David French  Tweet

Faced with a GOP nominee like no other in modern political history, the Democrats have a problem: They lack the words to describe him. Donald Trump is a unique threat to American democracy? That's how they describe every Republican nominee. ...



The Black Hole
Kevin D. Williamson  Tweet

When a famous politician dies, what generally follows is not so much a paean to the fallen man but to the enterprise of politics itself, the highness and seriousness and nobility of it. Somebody will quote Teddy Roosevelt on the man "in the ...



Media Have a 'Cry Wolf' Problem with Trump
Jonah Goldberg  Tweet

Dear Mainstream Media and Democrats: It's your turn. Now that Donald Trump has been formally nominated, the formal responsibility to stop him passes from the Right to the Left, from Republicans to Democrats and the journalists who amplify ...



Trump's Speech Wasn't 'Dark' Enough
Dennis Prager  Tweet

One of the many remarkable traits of the progressives is their lack of ...



Black Votes Matter
Thomas Sowell  Tweet

Black votes matter. If Republicans could get 20 percent of black votes, the Democrats would be ruined. This is highly unlikely, given the approach used by Republicans. However, the point is that Democrats must not only continue to get nine-tenths of ...



OK, Hillary, Have Fun Defending Obama's Record
David Limbaugh  Tweet

Some Republicans are disillusioned with their party's nominee, but imagine how rank-and-file Democrats must feel. Their presumptive nominee, Hillary Clinton, not only is exceedingly unappealing in her own right but also seeks to fulfill Barack ...



Florida Woman Causes Disaster
Kevin D. Williamson  Tweet

Accountability is for peons. Barack Obama can lie about health care or Benghazi, Hillary Rodham Clinton can intentionally mishandle top-secret information in a way that potentially exposes U.S. intelligence assets, Lois Lerner can weaponize the IRS ...



Hillary's Never-Ending Reintroductions
Rich Lowry  Tweet

If only we could get to know the real Hillary Clinton. Unveiling the Hillary we supposedly don't know has been the perpetual, elusive goal of Clinton's handlers for decades, with the Democratic convention in Philadelphia the latest stab ...



Trump and the Politics of Moral Outrage
Victor Davis Hanson  Tweet

Many have weighed in on whether Donald Trump's agendas -- to the extent that they are different from what are now ratified Republican policies -- are crackpot, unworkable, or radical: e.g., building a wall to enhance border enforcement ...



A Hater's Guide To Hillary
Jeff Jacoby  Tweet

If it was said once during the Republican National Convention, it was said a thousand times: The only thing that unites the GOP is its hatred for Hillary ...



Gold-Plated Chávism
Kevin D. Williamson  Tweet

On Friday, I listened to a brief lecture on the unhappy history of Detroit, told from the familiar anti-capitalist point of view: Because international trade is a merciless race to the bottom, the Detroit-based automobile industry could not compete ...



Trump's Speech Makes It Official: It's Democrat v. Democrat in 2016
David French  Tweet

In the battle over the role of government in American life, it's clear that the Left is winning decisively. The era of small government is over. As Donald Trump's convention speech made clear, the election of 2016 is a race between an ...



The Magical Thinking of the Trump Movement
Jonah Goldberg  Tweet

Dear Reader (and everyone who knows the secret handshake), So last night after driving for five or so hours to flee the Cleve, I was pretty tired. I penned a down payment on a downright downbeat G-File. I hadn't slept much the previous week ...