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

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|

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|