As you may have heard, Democrat Doug Jones schlonged Theocrat Roy Moore for Jeff Sessions’s seat representing Alabama in the United States Senate. That means that for the next couple of weeks before Jones is seated (not clear yet exactly how long), Republicans have 52 votes in the Senate. …

The Republican Party’s outlook has taken a decided downturn in the last week. Last Tuesday, Democrats won all of the elections they had to win, almost all of the elections they hoped to win, and quite a few they thought were impossible to win. Last Thursday, allegations against the Republican…

One of the basic assumptions I’ve maintained since the election is that partisanship is the strongest force in politics today. From this followed a belief that Republicans in Congress would be extremely reluctant to break with President Trump. With occasional exceptions, that belief has mostly been proven correct. Though many…

Democracy achieves legitimacy and stability by respecting not only the will of the majority, but the rights of the minority. Those on the left usually think of this proviso as meaning protecting the rights of ethnic minorities. But the protection of minority rights is an overriding concern of the right…

David Eil

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