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Kellyanne Conway, Election Night (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

POLLAK: November 9 Was the Day After Groundhog Day

The conventional wisdom is that the past year has been extraordinary, a constant barrage of the unprecedented, the exhilarating, and the outrageous. That is true, to an extent. But on a deeper level, the past year has seen a return to what was once “normal.”

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NeverTrump ‘Republicans’ Gloat over Democrat Victory in Virginia

The small but vocal contingent of “NeverTrump” Republicans — those who swore never to vote for Donald Trump in the 2016 election, even if that meant handing the country to Hillary Clinton and the Democrats — were exuberant Tuesday night, as Republican gubernatorial candidates went down to defeat in New Jersey and Virginia.

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The Attack on ‘Whataboutism’ Is a Defense of Hypocrisy

President Donald Trump’s opponents have learned a new word: “whataboutism.” Democrats and NeverTrump Republicans alike have embraced the term as a weapon against anyone who objects to the double standards that are routinely applied by Trump’s critics in the mainstream media.

Politico: Rise of Trump Caused ‘Identity Crisis,’ Feuding, and Firings at the Wall Street Journal

Eliana Johnson details in Politico magazine how the rise of Donald Trump caused “an identity crisis” for the once venerable arbiters of conservatism on the Wall Street Journal editorial board. Trump’s populism and economic nationalism clashed with the Journal’s globalist open borders and free market absolutism, and his election to the presidency ultimately relegated the Journal’s anti-Trump conservative pundits to the “sidelines” of political influence.

‘Never Trump’ Yale Law Prof. Surprised Trump Has Not Moved on Birthright Citizenship

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Peter H. Schuck, Yale University’s Simeon E. Baldwin Professor of Law Emeritus and self-described “militant moderate,” reiterated his opinion Monday that birthright citizenship is not required by the U.S. Constitution. Though opposed to many of the president’s positions, he was surprised the administration has not made opposition to citizenship for the children of illegal aliens more central to its immigration policy.

POLLAK: Free Trade and the Conservative Intellectuals

Free trade enthusiasts who support President Trump are simply saying that his new approach deserves a chance. No one has abandoned free trade, and if the veterans of NeverTrump would put aside their wounded pride, they might see that there is less distance between them and the administration than they may care to admit.

UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 5: From left, Jacky Rosen, Democratic candidate for Nevadas 3rd Congressional district, Catherine Cortez Masto, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from Nevada, and Ruben Kihuen, Democratic candidate for Nevadas 4th Congressional district, hold hands in the air after speaking to campaign volunteers at a campaign office in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, Nov. 5 , 2016. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Joe Heck Loses Nevada Senate Race

The Associated Press has declared Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto the winner of the Nevada Senate race. Cortez Masto beat Congressman Joe Heck to claim the Senate seat vacated by retiring Senate Minority leader Harry Reid.