Conservatism Must First Recover What It Seeks to Conserve

Since the election of Donald Trump as the nation’s 45th president, essays about conservatism—what it is, how it ought to relate to Trump—are all the rage. Some—like Greg Weiner’s “Conservatism’s Constitutional Moment”—argue that the right way to understand conservatism is to view it as a disposition committed to conservation. Without that orientation, he

By | 2017-07-06T14:21:10+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|

Trump’s High-Stakes Tweeting

Trump’s strongest supporters are sometimes the most anxious critics of his tweeting—not because his is a failing presidency bordering on caricature, but because it is adroitly unwinding the Obama transformation. But why, then, the need to go after failed media has-beens without an audience? Of course, tweeting commentary and news over the heads

By | 2017-07-12T14:19:13+00:00 July 2nd, 2017|

No, the Hipster Barista Does Not Represent Millennials

Have you seen that “hipster barista” meme floating around the Internet? How many of you have scoffed at the Millennial generation for being a bunch of “snowflakes”? Or sneered at Generation Z (those born from 1996 onward) for their zombie-like passivity? We’ve all been there. Whether you’re a Baby Boomer or even a

By | 2017-07-24T21:50:52+00:00 July 1st, 2017|

GuideStar Wised Up on SPLC, But for How Long?

Jacob Harold of GuideStar USA. GuideStar USA—a nonprofit organization that, in effect, polices other nonprofits by publishing pertinent data about their funding and tax status—recently joined the FBI and the U.S. Army in distancing itself from the Southern Poverty Law Center. However, GuideStar has left open the possibility they will once

By | 2017-07-06T09:44:32+00:00 July 1st, 2017|

Coarse Correction: The Real Significance of the 2016 Election

About a year ago, the respected Harvard political theorist, Harvey C. Mansfield, Jr., wrote an op-ed about Donald Trump for the Wall Street Journal titled, “Why Donald Trump Is No Gentleman.” Mansfield made the case that the appellation “gentleman” is one used so rarely these days that we forget, even, to note its

By | 2017-07-12T14:57:18+00:00 June 30th, 2017|

‘Progressive’ Washington’s Obamacare Train Wreck

Here’s my problem: I’m a Bill of Rights guy in what’s become a Second Bill of Rights country. That’s why I can’t work up much of a pulse over the intramural healthcare debate among Senate Republicans. The Democrats, the party of Obamacare and the dream of socialized medicine, has for Trump-deranged reasons become

By | 2017-07-12T14:48:07+00:00 June 27th, 2017|