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Editorial: Farage, Thomas, and Democracy

The Brexit Party, the four-month-old brainchild of Nigel Farage, is projected to win the plurality of Britain's seats in the European Parliament.  A recent poll by YouGov shows the Brexit Party commanding 37% of the votes, trouncing Labor and the Conservatives, who are polling at 13% and 7%, respectively. The actual vote was held Thursday and results are expected to come out Sunday. Photo: Evening Standard The early success of the fledgling Brexit Party are much to the dismay of the mainstream media, with The New Yorker decrying " The Alarming Return of Nigel Farage ." However, for everyone other than the journalistic bourgeoisie, it is abundantly obvious why Farage has commanded such a lead: Britain is still electing European parliamentarians, three years after voting to leave the E.U. On that fateful day in June 2016, in the face of the unelected body of bureaucratic tyrants that is the E.U., the British people cried out and said, "Enough!"

Editorial: Rep. Amash Isn't an Honest Broker

On Twitter, Representative Justin Amash (R-Michigan) wrote that "President Trump engaged in specific actions and a pattern of behavior that meet the threshold for impeachment," becoming the first Republican incumbent to call for Trump's impeachment. Justin Amash Amash's commentary temporarily replaced the abortion debate as the weekend's  cause célèbre , spurring a glut of Twitter comments. One user, identifying with the anti-Trump Resistance movement, wrote to Amash: "Thank you for your courage and decency, we need it so badly!" Much to the contrary, no "courage" or "decency" has been exhibited by Amash. Despite the attention that his tweets attracted, his calls for impeachment are mired by his ambition and his commentary should be taken with a large nugget of salt. Amash is considering a run for the Oval Office on the 2020 Libertarian ticket, which would almost certainly split the conservative vote and elect a Democrat pr