DANIEL VAUGHAN: Democrats run on job killing platform in Nevada debate

Daniel Vaughan

Democrats finally had a debate worth watching! After approximately a billion debates and town halls for what feels like the last 50 years, Democrats finally took the gloves off and had a good old-fashioned street brawl in Las Vegas on Wednesday. Bernie Sanders left the debate as the frontrunner and went mostly unscathed from the […]

DANIEL VAUGHAN: The electability bubble elevating Bernie Sanders

Daniel Vaughan

Watching the Democratic primary continue to hurtle down its path with all the precision one would expect from a party with a geriatric Soviet-communism sympathizer at the wheel, I keep coming back to one point. RealClearPolitics elections analyst Sean Trende made it, and I’ve found no other line stick with me more. He said: “It’s […]

DANIEL VAUGHAN: Elizabeth Warren’s campaign is another technocratic failure

Daniel Vaughan

We’re only two states into the Democratic primaries, and two things are already apparent. First, Joe Biden’s ship is taking on water and sinking faster than any “lying, dog-faced pony soldier” I’ve ever seen. And second, if Biden is falling, Elizabeth Warren’s campaign is the Titanic as it broke in half and began sinking to […]

DANIEL VAUGHAN: Iowa caucuses deal another blow to institutional credibility

Daniel Vaughan

“Maybe chemtrails are real,” I said to myself facetiously. I said this while reading about the Midwest debacle — the Iowa caucuses, which are on pace to make the 2000 Florida recount look respectable. I say this because, at least in Florida, the company involved didn’t name themselves “Shadow.” Maybe Evil Inc. was already taken. […]

DANIEL VAUGHAN: It’s time to bury this impeachment in the sands of history

Daniel Vaughan

With no more witnesses being called to testify, the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump is over. Sure, the Senate has another final vote lined up that will acquit the president. But everyone knows how that vote will go, and the impeachment trial really died on the witness question. For the next few days, impeachment […]

DANIEL VAUGHAN: The impeachment witness poison pill

Daniel Vaughan

Early this week, Democrats found considerable cheer from reports that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell didn’t have the votes to block new witnesses in President Donald Trump’s ongoing impeachment trial. By the middle of the week, however, that storyline was fading quickly — along with Democrats’ chances of extending the proceedings. The reason being: McConnell […]

DANIEL VAUGHAN: What I learned from Kobe: Take the shot

Daniel Vaughan

Kobe Bryant was the first athlete I remember following as a kid from beginning to end. My dad watched Michael Jordan lead the Chicago Bulls throughout the ’90s, and I enjoyed watching them, too. But the year that was most important for me, as a sports fan, was 1998. That year had everything: the Tennessee […]

DANIEL VAUGHAN: The John Roberts ‘impeachment savior’ myth pops

Daniel Vaughan

We’re at the stage of the impeachment saga where Democrats and hangers-on are hoping Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts will step in and “save” the House impeachment articles. It’s a fantasy direct from the heart of the #Resistance, and it’s an utter farce. I like how Scott Shapiro, professor of law at Yale Law […]

DANIEL VAUGHAN: CNN orchestrates hit job on Bernie Sanders

Daniel Vaughan

Conservatives often talk about media bias and how it can shift the narrative. Sometimes, this means an outlet fails to cover a story altogether; other times, they use slanted language to skew the contents of a story. But once in a while, the media will run with an all-out smear, intended to do little more […]

DANIEL VAUGHAN: The media cries wolf too many times on war with Iran

Daniel Vaughan

Sometimes the modern world can be surreal. I spent most of last week playing host to a friend in Nashville, Tennessee, showing her the sights and sounds — and best restaurants — of the city. One evening, after we got back from the movies, we both looked down at our phones to catch up on […]

DANIEL VAUGHAN: The Obama-era Iran ‘echo chamber’ returns

Daniel Vaughan

There’s something about tensions with Iran that reveal all the foreign policy biases of the self-proclaimed expert class. The killing of Qassem Soleimani, a top Iranian general who coordinated much of Iran’s terrorist activities in the Middle East, has brought these biases out of the shadows — again. I emphasize the word “again” for a […]