The Democratic Party Is Not the Party in Need of a Post-Election “Autopsy”

It has become something of a tired cliche of our political culture: after losing a presidential election, the losing party is supposed to begin with the process of “soul searching”, “introspection”, or other similar metaphorical exercises. After all, if only their coalition and/or candidate had been more XYZ, they totally would have won the election. In the immediate aftermath of the 2016 presidential campaign, conventional … Continue reading The Democratic Party Is Not the Party in Need of a Post-Election “Autopsy”

A Brief Note on Trump Supporters

Those of us on the left now face a terrible temptation to show hatred and contempt toward the supporters of Donald Trump. We must not fall to this temptation for the good of our republic. Whether Trump supporters voted the way they did out of suspicion or hatred of women and minorities, because they felt left behind economically, because they wanted to stick it to … Continue reading A Brief Note on Trump Supporters

The Crisis

These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the … Continue reading The Crisis