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All Our Sons

Republicans of every stripe and stratum are expressly responsible for America’s shameful decline and must be held accountable if there is any hope of redemption. By David Todd McCarty | Wednesday, January 6, 2021 There is this notion, especially among America’s elite, from progressives to conservatives, businessmen, academics and clergy, that we must find a way to heal the nation. In their world view, we ...

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Defending America

Republicans have been trying to defund America for decades, attempting to delegitimize government by attacking everything from public education to affordable healthcare and social security—and now they’re going after democracy itself. By David Todd McCarty | Wednesday, November 11, 2020 “Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” George Orwell America is ...

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The Quiet Rage Of The Left

People see the Trump flags and the yard signs, the raucous rallies and the truck stop merchandise, and they fear that’s where the country’s energy lies, but what they’re missing is the subterranean rage that’s building like molten lava beneath the surface. By David Todd McCarty | Monday, October 5, 2020 This article has been edited since it was first posted. After the 2016 election, ...

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The Wages Of Sin

America’s conservatives have abandoned all that was once holy to them, trading in their crumbling economic theology for a decadent orgy of greed and self-indulgence. By David Todd McCarty | Monday, August 17, 2020 Imagine you are a mouse. You have an instinctive and natural fear of cats, as they pose an existential threat to your very survival. You avoid cats, because the consequences of ...

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A Failure Of Imagination

The inherent limitation of Conservatism in America comes down to a lack of imagination. You can’t dream about a brave, new world if you lack the ability to empathize with the plight of another. By David Todd McCarty | Friday, July 24, 2020 “By the grace of reality and the nature of life, man—every man—is an end in himself and exists for his own sake, ...

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Fear And Loathing In Cape May County

Trumpism has affected all areas of public life in America but nowhere has it felt more significant than right here in our remote seaside community at New Jersey’s Southern end. By David Todd McCarty | Thursday, July 23, 2020 The rise of Donald J. Trump, and his subsequent takeover of the Republican Party, has had an indelible impact—some might call catastrophic—on many aspects of public ...

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These Are Not The Facts You’re Looking For

A new era of disinformation, ushered in by a powerful conservative media universe, has threatened democracy in ways the Framers never could have anticipated. By David Todd McCarty | Thursday, June 4, 2020 Republicans have long believed that they could use their version of the Jedi Mind Trick on the American Public in order to avoid being held accountable for their many corruptions, but it ...

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The Confidence Game

Democrats suffer from a lack of focus not because they can’t come up with a winning game plan but because they keep trying to fix a flawed game rather than win it. By David Todd McCarty | Tuesday, May 12, 2020 In the game of poker, the better the cards you hold, the better your chance of winning should be. In theory, that is. We ...

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Democrats Are The New Moral Majority

Trump and his new Republican Party have abdicated any semblance of morality in favor of their own hubris and given the Democrats a path to victory. By David Todd McCarty | Tuesday, February 4, 2020 The Republicans’ incomprehensible defense of Trump in the face of overwhelming evidence of his Constitutional transgressions, not to mention his clear lack of any moral compass, has given Democrats a ...

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The Left’s Purity Dilemma, or Don’t Get Fooled Again

Democrats are fighting a battle between those who want progressive ideals and those who desire a centrist appeal. The question isn’t whether are they fighting to beat Trump or fighting to change things, it’s whether it matters at all. By David Todd McCarty | Wednesday, January 8, 2020 The basic, political strategy of moving to the center somehow making you more palatable to the other ...

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