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Daily Archives: November 8th, 2012

A Pledge of (Non-)Allegiance

  BRENDA writes: My husband Daniel wrote this out the morning after the election and shared it with me. Some of it forced a bit of wry laughter out of me, but in truth, it really is no laughing matter: “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the […]

The Economic Picture under Obama

  COMMODITIES trader and blogger Dan Norcini makes some predictions. He writes: An energy rich nation, blessed by Providence with an abundance of oil, will see its federal lands shut off to any drilling. Any hope for a pipeline delivering Canadian crude to the lower 48 has now withered and died on the vine. China […]

Blacks Vote Monolithically

  ALL of Romney’s arguments about the economy did nothing to impress the black voters of Philadelphia, where the unemployment rate is about 11 percent. According to, in some wards Obama received MORE THAN 99 PERCENT of the vote. There was as little disagreement or dissension as if, say, an armored truck had shown […]

As Liberalism Leads Us over the Edge

  KRISTOR writes: I thought Romney would win comfortably. And because I have been more and more impressed with how decent, normal, upright and generous a man he seems to be (not to mention intelligent, skilled, and experienced), I had begun to feel that he had a real shot at deflecting us from the course […]

Going Solzhenitsyn

  AT The Oculus Report, Robert S. Oculus III writes: The election is over. The Revolutionary candidate has won. Stop whining. Stop crying. Face reality and deal with it. The Revolution has triumphed, and the majority has confirmed its power. We who oppose it are now the reactionaries, the kulaks, the bourgeois, the Hated Minority. With that […]


Politics are Personal

  ALSO AT VFR, the commenter Buck wrote yesterday: I honestly believe that I’m a changed man this morning. I made up my mind. A host of my personal relationship[s] will change today, for good. Many of my casual but regular acquaintances end today. I was secretly harboring a hope, what I saw as a thin and […]

Truth-Telling Becomes More Important

  LAWRENCE AUSTER writes in an entry about the election: [E]ven if America as it has existed is over, it has not simply disappeared. Oblivion would be simple. What has happened is far more complicated and threatening than mere oblivion, namely that America has been replaced by a lawless leftist regime that intends our harm and will […]

Leaving Home

  LILY writes: I am a 29-year-old woman. I’ve never finished college, I don’t make much money, and I don’t have access to power or inside information, but even I knew this Republican defeat was coming. I tried to explain this to my husband (who is Welsh) yesterday in the car, but he just didn’t […]