When Cabin Boys Attack

Victor Davis Hanson is about as accomplished and credentialed a commentator you can find. He’s an author, a military historian, a senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, and a farmer in California. President George W. Bush awarded Hanson the National Humanities Award in 2007. By all accounts and appearances, he is a decent, humble […]

Read More…

The Administrative State Poisons Everything It Touches

The sprawling, unaccountable administrative state is strangling America and killing common sense. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) refused this week to join a growing list of countries—including, so far, Ireland, China, Indonesia, Singapore, the United Kingdom, Oman, Malaysia, Iraq, Mexico—as well as Europe itself, all of which have permanently or temporarily banned Boeing’s new […]

Read More…

Defining American Nationalism

The movement to Make America Great Again confronts hostility from nearly every establishment sector in American life: legacy media, social media, academia, entertainment, big corporations, big labor, big government, all Democrats, and a sizable percentage of Republican elites. Decrying the movement as “nationalism,” the establishment offers endless cautionary comparisons to nationalistic movements in history, condemning […]

Read More…

Mugged by a Foe of Reality

President Trump enjoys strong grassroots Republican voter support for his campaign promise to move United States foreign policy away from the interventionism exemplified by the Bush-Cheney years. Finding support for that promise among voters was one thing. Finding it among the Republican foreign policy clerisy and GOP establishment officeholders is another matter. Often Trump’s own […]

Read More…

Another Double-Standard: Recusal Demands for Nunes but not Schiff

Two years ago this month, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) was in the midst of a political firestorm. As chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Nunes was uncovering the shocking news that the Obama Justice Department had launched an investigation into Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. On March 4, 2017, President Trump infamously tweeted he had discovered […]

Read More…

‘Intersectional’ Democrats Reap What They Sow

The party that has spent years working to turn American politics into a mud pit of racial strife is finally reaping what it sowed. Once the exclusive province of campus leftists, “intersectionality” is the idea that all “oppressed and powerless” people ought to put their squabbles aside and unite in a common struggle. As they […]

Read More…

Identity Politics and Dual Loyalties

It is common on the mainstream Right to complain about the rise of identity politics. All the talk of intersectionality and white privilege makes conservatives wince. They are already loud and proud in their anti-racism, so they’re confused and frustrated that it has not bought them more good will. Indeed, some proclaim the Democrats are […]

Read More…

Tucker Carlson Must Not Be Silenced

Let’s be completely clear here. Nobody—least of all the leftwing mobs attacking Tucker Carlson right now—cares what he said on the radio a decade ago. Except to the extent that his words can be wrapped around his neck like a noose. All the feigned outrage is exactly that: feigned. David Brock and his henchmen, along […]

Read More…

Even More ‘Reasonable’ Conservatives

One can almost imagine the scene. David Brooks. Sitting in a bathrobe in his living room. With a cup of coffee. Scanning over the opinion section of the New York Times. He sees a column by his colleague Ross Douthat arguing that Republicans should give up the fight over stricter voter ID laws. He lets […]

Read More…

The 1972 Progressive Pathway to Oblivion

What is strange about the new envisioned progressive agendas for 2020 is that no serious Democratic presidential candidate next year could ever run on them. Instead, what we will see over the next few months are insidious efforts to ignore, disown, or recant endorsements of Democratic candidates for president. And if not, Democrats will be […]

Read More…