Chris Buskirk

About Chris Buskirk

Chris is the Publisher and Editor of American Greatness and the host of The Seth & Chris Show. He was a Publius Fellow at the Claremont Institute. and received a Fellowship from the Earhart Foundation. Chris is a serial entrepreneur who has built and sold businesses in financial services and digital marketing. He is a frequent guest on NPR's Morning Edition. His writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The Hill, and elsewhere. Connect with Chris on Twitter at @TheChrisBuskirk

While Democrats Fume, Trump Becomes the Jobs President

It’s the economy, stupid. We’ve heard the phrase so many times over the past 25 years that it has descended into cliché if not outright parody. But it’s been repeated so often because it highlights a basic truth about politics: jobs matter. And since the election, the job growth has been extraordinary. It’s been so

By | 2017-04-03T05:34:48+00:00 March 11th, 2017|

The Left-Right Alliance Against Self-Government

Who knew that neoconservative standard-bearer Bill Kristol of The Weekly Standard and progressive-Left icon Tom Friedman of The New York Times were in such fierce agreement? Both have waded into the debate recently with defenses of the administrative state. Sure, they might disagree on the top marginal tax rate or which country to invade next,

By | 2017-03-02T17:35:27+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|

Insiders Attempt To Overturn The Election With Attack On Flynn

National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is in the hot seat. But the real target is President Trump and his foreign policy. Donald Trump was elected as a change agent by Americans unhappy with the trajectory of the country and with the cozy concord that exists between political adversaries in a Washington where the politicians find

By | 2017-02-13T17:17:40+00:00 February 13th, 2017|

Kristol Joins Forces With the Left in Nazi Smear of Trump Aide

The Weekly Standard last week revealed the name of the anonymous author of the highly influential "Flight 93 Election" essay as Michael Anton. He was a senior editor of American Greatness until he left to join the White House as communications director of the National Security Council. The progressive Left wasted no time in turning its fire on

By | 2017-02-05T18:09:08+00:00 February 4th, 2017|

Yes, America First

  President Trump’s first inaugural address—there will be a second—was crisp and powerful. In it, he signalled the dawn of a new era in American politics. It is an era of conviction politics that recognizes the primacy of the American citizen and their just claims upon government. The speech served as notice to the politicians

By | 2017-01-21T14:15:36+00:00 January 21st, 2017|

Decius Won A Sidney!

A crown of laurels is due to our own Publius Decius Mus. He won a Sidney Award from David Brooks in the New York Times for his essay, "The Flight 93 Election."  The award is richly deserved. By all accounts this was the most influential essay of the entire election. It is the essay that galvanized

By | 2016-12-31T14:18:22+00:00 December 30th, 2016|

Winning the War and Losing the Peace

Conservatives and Republicans tut-tutting along with Dems over what amounts to the latest excuse for why Hillary lost the election are setting themselves up for coming legislative defections and defeats. The campaign didn’t end on election night. That’s the message for America from the bipartisan uniparty headquartered in Washington, D.C.—the one that Trump

By | 2016-12-20T12:52:17+00:00 December 20th, 2016|

The President Who Never Was

  President-elect Donald Trump has already made President Obama irrelevant. He not only commands the media spotlight, as presidents-elect are wont to do, but in effect he governs from Trump Tower as he awaits the necessary formality of Inauguration Day. Whether it be convincing Carrier to keep its plant in Indiana or signalling a new day

By | 2016-12-10T23:18:26+00:00 December 10th, 2016|

Trump’s Taiwan Call Advances U.S. Interests

America’s foreign policy elites are in an uproar. Again. Or maybe it’s still. It’s hard to keep track of where one censorious tantrum ends and the next begins. This time their casus belli is the President-elect’s phone conversation with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen. They warn us that this upsets the delicate international balance and that

By | 2016-12-06T18:39:50+00:00 December 5th, 2016|

Why Mattis is right for Secretary of Defense with Dr. Mac Owens

  Dr. Mackubin Owens (bio below) joins us to explain why General James Mattis is the right man to head the Department of Defense. Owens, a Marine Corps veteran and national security expert, wrote the definitive essay in support of Mattis (here) explaining that not only does Mattis have the experience and practical wisdom for the

By | 2016-11-30T11:27:36+00:00 November 30th, 2016|