A Note on Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar


I had the role of Marc Antony in that play once upon a time. His speech that struck me most wasn’t the funeral oration. It was his soliloquy earlier in Act III. It begins:

O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth,
That I am meek and gentle with these butchers …

Antony goes on to predict

Domestic fury and fierce civil strife …

I truly hope that the extremist Democrats are less successful in stirring up resistance today than the extremist Democrats were in 1861.

Why is the Democratic National Committee Embattled?


John Hinderacker examines that question over at PowerLine. Commenting on coverage by NBC, he writes—

The view that the Democrats’ problem is that they haven’t moved far enough to the Left is not widely held among objective observers, but it apparently seems plausible to NBC. Watch for the Democrats’ downhill slide to continue.

Continuing to do the same thing expecting a different result, huh?

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Math is Hard


Stacy McCain examines a difficult math problem facing the Democrats, the balance of the Senate after the 2018 midterm elections.

Hillary didn’t lose the election because of deep-red rural states like Wyoming and Arkansas, she lost because she was rejected by voters in states like Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The opinions of working-class white voters in Scranton or Kenosha were not considered relevant by Democrats, because people like that have no influence in the 21st-century Democrat Party. Instead, the people who voted for Hillary have decided that lesbian feminist slogans about “phallic imperialism” represent “an emerging Democrat majority.”

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A Civil War for the Democrats?


popcorn4bkWasn’t the Republican Party’s civil war supposed to have stated last Wednesday. But now, The Hill has a post up with this headline: Seething liberals vow revolution in Democratic Party.

The first fight over the party’s future will play out in the race for DNC chairman.

Sanders has endorsed Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) – a Muslim and a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus – to be the new DNC chief.

For many liberals, nothing less than a wholesale gutting of that institution will do.

Read the whole thing.