Articles Written By: David Weigel

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Why did Keith Ellison lose the DNC race?

Why did Keith Ellison lose the DNC race?

The Democratic National Committee was bracing for a backlash if Thomas Perez won its chairmanship, and it got one. In the AmericasMart meeting room where Perez defeated Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), nine protesters from Democracy Rising carried out quite the protest — chants of “party of the people, not big money” as Perez and outgoing interim DNC chair […]
With election in rear view, Trump keeps talking about Clinton’s campaign

With election in rear view, Trump keeps talking about Clinton’s campaign

At today's lengthy news conference, President Trump returned to a subject that frequently occupied him at the close of the 2016 campaign — the revelations from hacked Democratic campaign emails that were released in drips and drabs by WikiLeaks. Twice, Trump contrasted his unhappiness with leaks from the intelligence community with the information stolen from Hillary […]
The left jousts with James O’Keefe

The left jousts with James O’Keefe

On Sunday night, at a New York meeting of the Friends of Abe — a conservative group for fellow travelers in deep blue cities — the conservative video investigator and activist James O'Keefe described what he had in the can. “When some programmer or vice president at Twitter is there in Silicon Valley, and they say […]

Four lessons from the protests in Berkeley

The cancellation of a speech by Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos at the University of California at Berkeley on Wednesday is a special sort of news story -- a predictable disaster that still managed to surprise. In just a few violent hours, it packed in half a dozen lessons about politics in the Trump era. Provocation […]

In conservative media, Trump executive orders are a home run

President Trump's response Sunday afternoon to criticism of his executive orders on refugees and immigration accused the news media of getting the story wrong. There was no “Muslim ban.” There was, instead, a policy that honest reporters ought to have recognized. “My policy,” Trump wrote, “is similar to what President Obama did in 2011 when […]
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