At the Vatican, Two Mysteries—One Probably Easy to Resolve, by Phil LawlerJuly 18, 2019
Euthanasia: Assisted Suicide in Select Cases? by Stephanie GrayJuly 18, 2019
With apologies to William Butler Yeats.
It’s increasingly obvious that the Democratic Party is moribund and that its members know it. In a desperate attempt to survive, they have declared war on a chimera called “racism,” which they insist is endemic to American culture. Left-wing Democrats call centrist members of their own caucus racist for voting their conscience. Freshman Democrats accuse the Speaker of the House of racism for requesting that they behave with decorum. All Democrats insist that all Republicans are racists while attributing all GOP election victories to racial gerrymandering, racist voters, or both. And every Republican president is racist by definition — particularly if his surname is Trump.
Meanwhile, in order to signal that they are also on the side of the angels in this epic battle against bigotry, the “news” media wield their mighty pens on behalf of the noble cause. A textbook example of the assistance they offer to “the party of Jefferson and Jackson” can be found in a recent New Republic column titled “Trump and His Deplorables.” Its author, Matt Ford, begins by praising Hillary Clinton’s 2016 observation that “you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables.” He then goes on to tell his readers that Clinton’s cavalier condemnation of 30 million voters was a highly nuanced argument whose wisdom has long since been vindicated:
Two years into Trump’s presidency, “deplorable” seems almost kind. It’s clear by now that racism is an animating force of Trump’s presidency, yet many of Trump’s supporters and most of the Republican Party still back him after every bigoted slight and discriminatory policy he makes. They may not be willing to admit that they agree outright with everything he says or does, but their continued political support makes the distinction meaningless. ….