The timing couldn’t have been better. Democratic Party foreign-policy “expert” Joseph Nye, who served in the Carter, Clinton, and Obama administrations and who teaches at Harvard University, wrote an article in Project Syndicate extolling the virtues of post–Cold War engagement of China and praising the Biden administration’s competitive-engagement approach to China.
The Biden administration’s excessive use of executive orders, regulatory rulemaking power, and lawfare against state governments and other “intermediary institutions”; its dictatorial pandemic decrees; and its ongoing efforts to delegitimize the Republican Party as an organization of dangerous neo-fascists, lawless election deniers, and insurrectionists are all manifestations of this country’s continuing drift toward “democratic despotism,” which didn’t start with President Joe Biden and will not end with him.
In a revelation first delivered to me by my friend, YouTuber Liberty Doll, I’ve discovered that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE, or, simply ATF to its “friends”) is ready to interpret and enforce a brutal Biden “Zero Tolerance – SHUT YOU DOWN” policy on gun shop owners who make minor paperwork errors (paperwork one can argue that the shop owners should not have to fill out in the first place).
Ever since President Trump came down the golden escalators to announce his candidacy for president of the United States, many professional and even casual observers of politics and history have wondered just what was going on in the events that followed.
For many of us, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas is special for old and young. As Charles Dickens once observed, "For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself."