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January 07, 2016

Trump, Cruz Release Effective Ads

Cruz's ad, "Invasion" (below), is funny, and provides a visual for his best line in all the debates.

Trump goes after Hillary, linking her to her husband (duh) and also, surprisingly, Bill Cosby (!).

Meanwhile, Daniel Hennigen says something obvious -- this is the year when people blew their stacks about political correctness -- but it is nevertheless good that it should be said.

American society has never been static. A fair-minded person would concede that many of these controversial subjects involve legitimate and complex issues. Politics exists to mediate them.

Mediation? We should have been so lucky. The left never modulated its PC offensive. The 2006 Duke University lacrosse scandal, a travesty of PC trampling on individuals, should have been a red flag. Instead the Obama Education Department imposed what are essentially kangaroo courts on American campuses to enforce Title IX sexual-abuse cases.

Policies like that donít emerge from the marketplace of ideas, much less political debate. They come from a kind of Americanized Maoism. The left goes nuts when anyone suggests political correctness has totalitarian roots. But the PC game has always been: We win, you lose, get over it, comply.

But people donít get over it, and they never forget. For a lot of voters now, possibly a majority, their experiences with enforceable, politically correct behavior, speech and thought have bred a broad mistrust of elites.



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