Whoever ultimately wins, the Presidential election being this close means Trump severely under performed, since the structural factors were all in his favor.

First, he’s an incumbent, which carries massive advantages. Since 1900 the only presidents with a “normal” cycle of winning an election then running for re-election who lost…

The news is currently flooded with stories about Belarus, where mass demonstrations have taken place following rigged elections won by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. Why are world leaders and the press so invested in this particular bit of oppression out of everything going on in the world? …

When Fidel Castro died in 2016, California Congresswoman Karen Bass hailed him as “Comandante en Jefe” (a familiar phrase for Cuban refugees), and lamented his death as “a great loss to the people of Cuba.” As a possible Biden VP choice, those remarks have drawn renewed scrutiny. Bass could have…

Mississippi is choosing a new flag, ending the last official usage of the Confederate battle flag by a State. Supporters have long claimed the emblem as a symbol of heritage, a memorial to their ancestors who fought and often died on the Southern side of the civil war. It had…

Emancipation Day celebration, June 19, 1900

155 years ago today in Galveston, Texas, the last slaves in America were told that they were legally free. Commemorated as Juneteenth, it is the oldest known celebration of the end of slavery, sometimes called Black Independence Day. I have seen this term, and the celebration itself, bother some people…

This National Review article by Kevin D. Williamson sent me searching for more information on Sohrab Ahmari and Catholic Integralism, leading to articles by the New Yorker and Church Life Journal. Essentially, some California libraries allowed drag queens to read stories to children, prompting Ahmari to launch a public crusade…

D.S. Williams

Army vet and practicing Attorney, with a B.A in Political Science.

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