No need to overthink this.

1. There’s no substitute for winning in politics.

2. A Trump win would be good because of the policy agenda’s advancement, including but certainly not limited to Supreme Court justices (admin state clawback, realistic for. policy, etc)...
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... and given the character of the Left, they cannot be allowed the puppet-vessel of an obviously early-stage dementia Biden—let alone all three branches.
3. A Trump loss would halt the shift of the GOP to a more working and middle class party, which would lead to its likely (and deserved) death.

While a rightwing policy reorientation (with or without the GOP) is welcome, patriots cannot think the America they know and love...
would survive 8 years of a Harris administration, with BLM and Antifa riding shotgun.

4. A Trump win would politically chasten the sane part of the Dem party and embolden the crazies for sure...
but that could open the gate for semi-permanent minorty party status for Dems as the newly/less-stupid GOP pressed its growing coalitional opportunities—as shown to them by the first real policy (& truly political, in the best sense) entrepreneur since Reagan: @realDonaldTrump

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4 Jun
A statement from me and the Claremont Institute's (@ClaremontInst) Chairman: "America is Not Racist"
americanmind.org/post/america-i…

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"The pretext for this entire nationwide riot is that America is a racist country. That is not true. America is not a racist country."
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"America is a country that has strived, imperfectly but passionately, to live up to its founding promise that all men are created equal. There is not—and will never be—a greater barrier to racism, or to tyranny in any form, than this American idea."
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"The reckless charge that American law enforcement is 'systemically racist' is also not true. As with any large organization of men wielding power, some will abuse that power. But police do not systematically target innocents—either by race or any other criteria."
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24 Mar
The plague section of Thucydides' Peloponnesian War in long thread form is exactly what you wanted on a Tuesday morning, right? No? [Hobbes translation] [Quarantine transcription edition...]

"In the very beginning of summer the Peloponnesians and their confederates..."
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"... with two-thirds of their forces as before, invaded Attica under the conduct of Archidamus the son of Zeuxidamas, king of Lacedaemon, and after they had encamped themselves, wasted the country about them."
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Very relevant famous person quote thread for Wuhan Coronavirus times:

“In one way we think a great deal too much of the atomic bomb. ‘How are we to live in an atomic age?’ I am tempted to reply:”

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“‘Why, as you would have lived in the sixteenth century when the plague visited London almost every year, or as you would have lived in a Viking age when raiders from Scandinavia might land and cut your throat any night;”

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“or indeed, as you are already living in an age of cancer, an age of syphilis, an age of paralysis, an age of air raids, an age of railway accidents, an age of motor accidents.’

In other words, do not let us begin by exaggerating the novelty of our situation.”

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I know, I know, the general rule should be: friends don't let friends read @BulwarkOnline, but I had to correct the record. Sent the following note this morning (short thread):

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Bulwark,

In Andy Smarick’s (@smarick) recent piece, “Civility and Its Critics,” he writes the following:

"We see similar sentiments on the other end of the political spectrum. Michael Anton, in his infamous 2016 Claremont Review of Books essay 'The Flight 93 Election,'...

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