- Washington elites hate Trump voters:
In the movie business, there’s something called the “cheer moment,” when the long-suffering hero finally decks his tormentor with a satisfying right cross. What the Beltway Republicans fail to understand is that their conservative base — which gave them stunning congressional victories in 2010 and 2014 and has nothing to show for it — has been longing for precisely that moment since Reagan crushed Mondale 49–1 in 1984.
The Trumpkins are sick of winning and having nothing to show for it, and their vengeance will be terrible. Maybe the Establishment should stop belittling them and listen instead.
We have to start turning the runaway train of collectivist power around, and if Donald Trump scares liberals into realizing that post-Constitutional unitary executive power is a horrible idea, I call that a public service. I’ve congratulated him before for helping to pull Democrats back from dictatorship a full year ahead of schedule. I didn’t think I’d hear the first left-wing paens to divided, limited government until the day after Obama’s Republican successor was inaugurated.
A group of Kurdish non-governmental organizations called for Kurdish self-rule in southeastern Turkey after Turkish security forces killed more than 200 “militants” over the past two weeks.
China booted a French journalist, Ursula Gauthier, out of the country after she questioned the government’s practice of associating Uighur violence in Xinjiang province with global terrorism.