The Conservative Temperament Is Dooming America William F. Buckley’s desire to “stand athwart history and yell ‘Stop!’” described a personality type more than a political agenda. Conservatives, by well-earned reputation, tend to revere traditions and institutions, trust authority, and favor measured, incremental change. Dana Carvey’s impersonation of George H.W. Bush caricatured the ... read full

Woke Crescent

From American Mind Like Obama, Biden bends the arc of the Left toward Islamism. After 20 years of sacrifice and toil, massive investment of American blood and treasure, and sweeping promises to the people of Afghanistan, the U.S., and the world, America’s political class has abandoned Afghanistan to the ... read full

Distrust & Verify

From RealClearPolitics Every member of America’s expert class possessing even a modicum of integrity and self-awareness has long been aware of a simple truth: Only a fool would trust the emanations of America’s leading experts. Worse, the more prestigious the job title, the less trustworthy the pronouncement. Official experts ... read full

US must stop fighting limited wars: The debacle in Afghanistan follows a disastrous pattern of American attempts at limited engagements across Asia

From Asia Times The debacle currently unfolding in Afghanistan has long been predictable. It’s the inevitable consequence of a dismal bipartisan strategic doctrine that has crippled American military effectiveness for at least 60 years: the doctrine of Limited War. This doctrine has proved particularly deadly in Asia, where ... read full

New York after Cuomo: Out With the Bad, In With the Worse?

From Newsmax So Andrew Cuomo has announced that he will resign as New York’s governor in two weeks. Odds are that he will carry through on that promise. It’s worth taking a moment to ask why he’s been forced out — and more importantly, what his departure means for ... read full

No More Slogans

From Tablet Magazine 7/14/21 Antisemitism is on the rise. In response, organizational American Jewry has united behind a slogan: No Fear. A July 11 “Rally in Solidarity with the Jewish People” in Washington, D.C., kicked off the campaign. Its august list of sponsors drew from across the political and religious ... read full

Why ‘Justice for Palestine!’ Is Antisemitic

From The Epoch Times, 8/6/21 American leftists are becoming increasingly open about their antisemitism. On July 31, hundreds of “Pro-Palestine” demonstrators in Brooklyn stripped away all euphemisms with a call to “Globalize the Intifada.” A global intifada is a worldwide terror war against Jews. It’s also—by far—the most ... read full

The Great Awokening

From American Greatness, 7/31/21 If you want to make sense of what appears to be America’s rapid descent into cultural madness, the Public Religion Research Institute’s (PRRI) newly released 2020 Census of American Religion is a good place to start. According to PRRI, nearly a quarter of all ... read full

The American Republic Has Fallen. Do We Have the Will to Restore It?

New essay on substack. The American Republic Has Fallen. Do We Have the Will to Restore It? We have become a nation of cowards living in a fear society. The Fourth of July, like all birthdays, provides a useful opportunity for self-reflection. So before America’s birthday month is out, it’s worth nothing ... read full

Incremental Outrageousness Is Killing America

Critical race theory has exploded into public consciousness. Millions of American parents are just coming to realize that our schools have become woke indoctrination centers preaching divisiveness, bigotry, discrimination, and disdain for American history. Most of them are wondering how we got here. The answer is simple: Slowly. Incrementally. One step ... read full

About American Restoration

I’ve launched a new essay series on Substack: American Restoration…because you can’t conserve what you’ve already lost. Do you consider yourself a patriotic American? Have you forged your political identity as a conservative? A Republican? A libertarian? Maybe a proud, freedom-loving, American liberal? Perhaps even a moderate Democrat? Or maybe you belong ... read full

Pre-Release Interviews

With the release of The New Civil War now imminent, I’ve been getting a bit more exposure. I’ve had three very interesting long-form interviews with: Ales Newman of The New American: The New Civil War and How Conservatives Can Restore America   Ron Coleman on Coleman Nation: “Glory, Glory, How They Rule Ya!”   Brent Hamachek of ... read full

Stop Trusting the Experts!

Every now and then, I’m lucky enough to meet someone who “follows the science.” I count on such folks to teach me some science that I do not yet know. Being scientifically literate, I like to start by asking them some basic questions: How are key data terms defined? How are ... read full

Critical Race Theory vs. American Exceptionalism

Over the past few weeks, legislatures, school boards, and parents have risen to challenge critical race theory (CRT) as a divisive ideology that teaches our children to become racists. Their objections have brought this once-obscure academic theory to the front pages of newspapers around the country. They’ve also ... read full

To Defeat White Supremacism, Fight Critical Race Theory

President Joe Biden, in his address to Congress, repeated his absurd claim that white supremacism is “the greatest” threat facing the country. He then proceeded to promote the defamatory mythology solely responsible for the recent disturbing rise in white supremacism. This truly dangerous incoherence requires a bit of unpacking, beginning with ... read full

Make American Greatness Sustainable!

President Trump’s recent flurry of activity has raised speculation about his future role in American politics. It is thus incumbent upon his strongest supporters to engage in a difficult introspective question: What role does America most need Trump to play? Candidates nominated in appreciation of past service typically fare poorly. The ... read full

An Open Letter to Moderate Democrats

Did you cheer Joe Biden’s victory over Bernie Sanders as a sign that moderation had prevailed within the Democratic Party? If so, this letter is for you.I’m reaching across the aisle with what I hope you’ll see as a friendly request. We can debate politics and policy some other time. ... read full

The Abject Cruelty of Progressivism

Progressivism is an extraordinarily cruel ideology.

Progressive cruelty is everywhere. Consider the poor and poverty. What America’s poor need, more than anything else, is opportunity. Generations of Americans began poor and worked their way upward, handing their children better lives than they themselves had been handed. Opportunity, and opportunity alone, breeds ... read full

The China model has come to America

Too few Americans understand the threat that China’s governing philosophy and structures pose to the US

China envy runs strong among America’s progressive elite. The Communist Party of China’s hold on power and centralized decision-making has long appealed to progressives infuriated with their inability to mandate solutions to global warming ... read full

The Humanities Are Dead | Opinion

The line between toppling statues and burning books is razor thin.

Of course, you’d need at least a cursory education in the humanities to understand why. But if recent events have taught us one thing, it’s that American education no longer includes the humanities.

The humanities—along with anthropology, sociology and related fields—are ... read full

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