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‘The Populist Explosion’: New Book Explains Rise of Trump, Sanders, and the Populist Future

Whither populism? Is the insurgency associated with Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders a flash in the pan, or is it something real The answer to that question, of course, depends on who does the answering. Most of the Republican establishment, along with the Democratic establishment—which some describe as the “Uniparty”—would prefer to believe that the populism of Trump and Sanders is temporary, that is, a nightmare from which they will soon awaken. Meanwhile, the Trumpians and the Sandersistas see themselves as part of a long-term force, even the winning force, within their respective parties. Yet now comes an author with an arresting argument: He believes that the Trump and Sanders groups, currently in different political parties, might yet find themselves fighting on the same side—perhaps even in the same party.

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James Pinkerton: Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms Are from 1941: We Need New Freedoms in the 21st Century 

1. The Old Four Freedoms

In his 1941 State of the Union address, President Franklin D. Roosevelt articulated his vision of the American social contract, which became known as the “Four Freedoms.” These were, “freedom of speech,” “freedom of worship,” “freedom from want,” and “freedom from fear.” Those big ideas have defined much of the 20th century—and not just in America.

Republican members of Congress listen during President Baracl Obama's State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Exclusive: GOP Capitol Hill Insider Details Why Republican Control of House Is Not in Peril

A senior Republican Capitol Hill insider with extensive knowledge of the 2016 congressional races told Brietbart News regardless of how Donald J. Trump performs in November, the Republican majority in the House of Representatives is safe from Democratic takeover, despite claims by Democrats and mainstream media outlets that the House is in play.

Collection: Getty Images News UNDATED: In this handout image provided by the U.S. Army, Lieutenant General William G. Boykin is seen in front of a flag. Boykin, the deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence, said that the fight against terrorism as a conflict between Judeo-Christian values and Satan. The Pentagon …

Gen. Jerry Boykin: Americans Must Study and Protect the Constitution

“We have to do now restore the founding principles of this nation … We’ve got to get back to understanding that the Constitution is the bedrock of who we are,” retired Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin told Matthew Boyle on Breitbart News Saturday, as Boyle guest-hosted that show on SiriusXM Patriot channel 125 this weekend.

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Apocalypse Now?

“Death to America!” scream Iranians who have just negotiated an agreement that has won them invaluable concessions from Americans, which includes the releasing of over $100 billion in assets that had been frozen. That deal assures that in fifteen years