Nick Freiling

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2016 election

The convenient “whitelash” thesis

From Mark Lilla in the New York Times: Finally, the whitelash thesis is convenient because it absolves liberals of not recognizing how their own obsession with diversity has encouraged white, rural, religious Americans to think of themselves as a disadvantaged group whose identity is being threatened or ignored. Such people are not actually reacting against […]

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Trump’s secret plan

From the genius mind of Jeffrey Tucker: Because Trump is the only one who speaks this way, he can count on support from the darkest elements of American life. He doesn’t need to actually advocate racial homogeneity, call for a whites-only sign to be hung at immigration control, or push for expulsion or extermination of […]

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On Donald Trump

From RedState’s Erick Erickson: There is also a reality about Donald Trump’s candidacy that you should also not underestimate. People hate Washington, they hate politicians, and they are perfectly happy to champion a candidate who tells politicians to go to hell and provides creative directions on the path there. Donald Trump’s candidacy does not exist […]

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Ben Carson is confused

Ben Carson is confused. I’ll leave the details up to Matt Welch at Reason.com. I’ve long been suspicious of Ben Carson. He seems to have good intentions, but that doesn’t make up for his rather disturbing comments about how economies work. He’d probably make a nice dinner guest, but he’s not someone free market fans should want […]

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