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

How to Think About the Future of the GOP Part 1 – (PODCAST)

The fight for the future of the Republican Party is on. Conservatism, Inc., it's longtime patron and protector, is the incumbent, but it's become clear voters want something different. And while the election is still 12 days away the battle has been joined. Conservatism, Inc. has a few advantages - they're organized, well-funded, and other

By | 2016-10-27T08:18:48+00:00 October 27th, 2016|

Will the Trump Effect Last? – Chris Buskirk on NPR Morning Edition with David Greene

  I joined David Greene today on NPR's Morning Edition to discuss whether the "Trump Effect" will last past the election, what it is, and what it might mean for American politics.  The short answer is that I hope the "Trump Effect" will last, if we understand that to mean a politics of personal conviction,

By | 2016-10-25T09:00:15+00:00 October 25th, 2016|

The Consequences of Conservative Stockholm Syndrome (PODCAST)

Ideas have consequences. That's what conservative intellectuals have been telling us for more than half a century - longer really as this is a truth that has been affirmed in both Athens and Jerusalem. But for all the lip service, conservative intellectuals don't seem to believe it - not really. Not with the sort of

By | 2016-10-18T18:04:15+00:00 October 18th, 2016|

Trump: An American Journey – Interview with Biographer Marc Fisher (PODCAST)

We talk to Marc Fisher, author of the excellent new biography of Trump Reveal: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money & Power. Fisher spent many hours with Donald Trump, his family & friends, and he shares his insights into Donald Trump the man. Fisher is a Pulitzer Prize winning Senior Editor of The Washington

By | 2016-10-13T10:53:14+00:00 October 13th, 2016|

Trump Tapes Reveal GOP Is Unserious

Republicans rarely miss an opportunity to major in minors. No matter is too trivial to devote  the entire attention of the Republican Party. Remember, this is the party that brought the government to a virtual standstill over Elian Gonzales and Terry Schiavo but has been unable  to muster the courage to pass a budget, defund

By | 2016-10-09T15:13:52+00:00 October 8th, 2016|

A Rebirth of Americanism and the Sovereignty of the People (PODCAST)

Managing editor Ben Boychuk joins me again to discuss the politics of the Pence-Kaine debate. We all know Kaine face-planted, but what does it mean for the race? The short answer is that it is a media reset for Trump. Last week was tough on the Republican nominee's campaign after a mixed performance in his own debate

By | 2016-10-06T18:05:42+00:00 October 6th, 2016|

How Checklist Conservatism Failed America

Conservatives have long believed that they were the only ones who could save America and return her to her former glory. But it turns out, mainstream American conservatism was built on sand. From the beginning, it rallied the faithful around simple negation: “standing athwart history yelling ‘Stop!’” What started as a clever slogan became a

By | 2016-12-19T10:09:31+00:00 October 4th, 2016|