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D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor
More from Roger Kimball

March 5, 2023 --

Here not unjoyful that Never Trump maven Paul Ryan won't attend the 2024 GOP National Convention in Milwaukee if Donald Trump is the nominee. (But what if the nomination is not settled until the Convention?)

"I’d prefer Trump, frankly: partly for the juvenile reason that it would drive so many beautiful people nuts, partly because I believe he was cheated out of the 2020 election — and partly because I think he would continue what he started in his first term, making America great again. Joe Biden’s handlers have been pretty successful at turning the acronym MAGA into a negative epithet, but in fact Trump’s MAGA agenda was an extraordinary success. If you want to know what I mean, think about these words and phrases: “inflation,” “stock market,” “401K,” “peace in the Middle East,” “wars, lack of,” “rising wages for the working class,” “tax cuts,” “a secure souther border,” “energy independence,” “the regulatory state, rolling it back,” “judges and Supreme Court justices.” That is MAGA, Joe."