Back in the days of the cold war, there was a phrase used by Soviet Communists to describe the many liberals in America who would serve as stooges and apologists for their murderous totalitarian regime. Useful idiots. It is now time for that blast-from-the-past phrase to be taken out of mothballs, for it has become […]
So now, even some of the most ardent political supporters of Bernie Sanders – think MoveOn.org – are urging him to pack it in. Reality bites, they say, and Hillary Clinton has won the Democrat presidential nomination fair and square. Of course, to say anything involving Hillary is in any way fair and square is […]
Tim Donner remembers Virginia liberty icon John Taylor.
Long ago and far away, Republicans, conservatives and libertarians were united in one singular goal for the 2016 election. Beat Hillary Clinton. The only way to reverse the years of leftward drift toward national decay and decline would be to nominate someone, anyone, who could defeat her in November. Unless, as it turns out, it […]
As seemingly the only man standing at BD willing to offer a defense of the Donald Trump candidacy, and his supporters (you can call me the designated punching bag), allow me to respond to the full frontal assault on the bombastic billionaire and his supporters by my colleague Shaun Kenney. First, let me be clear. […]
Donald Trump has made a living off insulting/plain spoken/inflammatory rhetoric from the moment he announced his candidacy. And so there is a temptation to conclude that his diatribe about the culpability of George W. Bush regarding 9/11 in Saturday’s debate will probably render the same result as his explosive remarks about Mexicans, Muslims, his rival […]
With so much attention focused on the entirely unforeseen popularity of that bombastic billionaire, it is easy to forget that Virginia has its own candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. He’s a man who made many friends and few enemies while serving as the 68th Governor of The Commonwealth. A man respected by both the […]
You may hate Donald Trump. Or love him. The polls suggest you are probably in one camp or the other. But the talk has already turned from whether he is simply a vehicle for protest to whether he can actually sustain his remarkable early dominance of the Republican presidential race. Fully realizing the likelihood of […]