Chris Buskirk

About Chris Buskirk

Chris is the Publisher and Editor of American Greatness and the host of The Seth & Chris ShowThe Seth & Chris Show on 960 The Patriot. 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

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|

To Whom Are We Thankful?

Today is the day we set aside in America to express our thanks. Thanksgiving is an American distinctive with deep religious roots. We pause as a nation, gather with family and friends and give thanks. But to whom are we thankful and for what? Thankfulness must have an object lest it become an expression of

By | 2016-11-24T12:01:17+00:00 November 24th, 2016|

Stephen Bannon, Trump’s Presidential Rhetoric & More on NPR’s Morning Edition

I joined David Greene on NPR's Morning Edition today for 2 segments. The longer segment was a discussion of Stephen Bannon and his appoint as strategist and "equal partner" (according to the press release) with Reince Preibus, the newly minted Chief of Staff. Bannon horrifies many Democrats - and not a few Republicans - because

By | 2016-11-14T10:43:27+00:00 November 14th, 2016|

Who’s Deplorable Now?

  Hillary Clinton infamously called Trump supporters a "basket of deplorables" during the campaign. She added that we're irredeemable too - a possibly inadvertent dog-whistle that rubbed Christians the wrong way. We were assured time and time again of the Left's tolerance and supreme moral rectitude and of Donald Trump's hatefulness and his supporters' violence.

By | 2016-11-12T17:18:00+00:00 November 12th, 2016|

Shall We Wake the President

Dr. Tevi Troy has quite literally written the book on how American presidents handle crisis. Dr. Troy worked in the George W. Bush White House as a domestic policy advisor before his appointment as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Troy brings scholarly rigor, real world experience, and a lively writing

By | 2016-11-12T12:37:57+00:00 November 12th, 2016|