Some lessons for older, more established democracies taken from the struggles of liberals fighting the good fight in younger and less stable democracies.
Jerry TaylorExcellent essay by @LarryDiamond about how to beat illiberal populists like Donald Trump. There are tried and true strategies that have worked well abroad. The upshot? Don't do very much of what Sanders is doing.
A second impeachment drive by House Democrats is “almost inevitable,” legal analyst Curt Levey says.
Jerry Taylor@Heritage@DailySignal Finally, story #5. Those crazy Democrats are gearing up to impeach Trump again over their bizarre opposition to turning the Justice Department into Trump's personal political play-thing. /5
Three athletes from different Connecticut high schools sue over a transgender policy allowing biological males to compete as girls with biological females.
Jerry Taylor@Heritage@DailySignal Here's their lead story from yesterday's email. There's plenty of topics that a "think tank" might conceivably zoom in on given the bombshells from last week. But pretty much every week, the lead story is something hysterical about a trans controversy. /1
Dems should be talking about financialization and fraud.
Jerry TaylorExactly. If, per @nytdavidbrooks, @BernieSanders “myth story” is Eugene Debs’, @ewarren’s best “myth story” is that of Theodore Roosevelt, who was most certainly *not* Eugene Debs. And it’s TR, not Debs, who is made for these times.
In a new paper, Niskanen Center senior fellow Ed Dolan argues that Universal Catastrophic Coverage (UCC) provides the best framework for achieving truly bipartisan health care reform. Under our proposal: A universal, catastrophic tier of health...
I have known Buttigieg since I taught him at Harvard. One question animated him: how could Americans unite politically when their culture was increasingly polarized?
Jerry TaylorSpend an hour with one of @PeteButtigieg’s professors at Harvard, who knew him well. You won’t recognize him from the cartoonish manner in which he’s been depicted by some of his loudest progressive detractors.
Can they keep unsavory elements out and form a compelling agenda for governing Europe?
Jerry Taylor"The real star of the event was Mr. Orbán, who has made his nationalist conservative project a reality." This tells you all you need to know about the nationalist conservative movement. It is profoundly hostile to everything this country stands for.
Jerry TaylorYeah, getting rid of witnesses might *seem* like a good idea, but it’s not as if the other party on the line is going to do likewise, or that every other nation on the planet won’t be listening in given nonexistent security protocols at the White House.