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First Principles

This essay is adapted from a September 16 speech celebrating Constitution Day at the Institute of World Politics.

The Case Against Slavery and Against ‘Anti-Racism’

Today’s anti-racists share in common the zeal of yesterday’s temperance advocates. For the fundamental evil of reformist revolutionaries is certainly not being drunk on alcohol but rather being drunk on power.

his year’s Constitution Day comes at a fearful time for friends of constitutional government. Some now even fear its collapse, whether by raging mobs or scheming lawyers. Either way, whether by force or by fraud, from fists or from sophistry, tyranny lurks to replace constitutional government.  This division stems from a stark question: Is America […]

Great America

Trump and Civil-Military Relations

It seems clear that both parties to the civil-military bargain need to reexamine their mutual relationship because it is mutual trust ultimately that lies at the heart of healthy civil-military relations.

mericans don’t often think about civil-military relations and that’s a good thing. It means that paratroopers are not seizing communications centers and tanks aren’t rolling down Pennsylvania Avenue toward the Capitol. But since U.S. civil-military relations are generally healthy, when Americans do talk about them, they often do so in apocalyptic terms. Each example of […]

Elections

Silicon Valley and Team Biden Collude to Rig 2020 Election

Big Tech’s censorship has nothing to do with accuracy or fairness.

f there is any doubt Big Tech oligarchs are colluding with Team Biden to influence the outcome of the 2020 election, none other than two-time losing presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gave the game away this week. “We can have democracy—or we can have social networks that allow the spread of weaponized disinformation about our elections,” […]

Elections

Why Trump Should Demand Debates with Kamala Harris

Pointing out that Joe Biden will not be a strong president actually plays into a major selling point for much of permanent Washington.

n the space of just a couple of days, both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris made essentially the same gaffe, referring to a coming “Harris Administration” as opposed to a Biden Administration. But are these really gaffes? Rush Limbaugh astutely opined that the slipups might be intentional to reassure voters skeptical of Biden’s ability to […]

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Where Does Never Trump Now Stand?

Amidst a roiling cold civil war between the proud Americanists and the embittered civilizational arsonists rioting in the streets, it is worth clarifying where everyone stands.

t this time four years ago, the “Never Trump” movement was alive and well. Birthed in earnest by National Review in its infamous “Against Trump” issue in February 2016, Never Trump consisted of conservatives and Republicans who vowed, even if he were to become the GOP presidential standard-bearer for the general election, to never, ever […]

Elections

Trump Hate Is Not Enough

Joe Biden is not a political bumblebee, he is a lumbering guided-missile whose engine has failed.

 have railed in this and in other outlets many times in recent months against what I have described as a pantomime horse of the Democratic campaign conducted by a “decayed servitor, a waxworks dummy . . . following the science” by hiding in the catacombs of his Delaware home and giving minimum access to docile […]

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Two Campaign Workers for GOP Opponent of Minn. Rep. Ilhan Omar Shot, One Fatally, Amid Deadly Crime Wave

Two campaign staffers for the Republican congressional candidate running against Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar were shot in Minneapolis on Monday, one of them fatally. Andre Conley, 17 Year Old Republican volunteer for Lacy Johnson (who’s running against Ilhan Omar) was shot and killed in Minneapolis.https://t.co/jYPYeZYuel — Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) September 17, 2020 A teenager and […]

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In Leaked Nov. 2016 Phone Call With Ukraine President, Biden Sought to Undermine Trump Administration

In November of 2016, then-Vice President Joe Biden belittled and sought to undermine the incoming Trump administration, a recently leaked phone call between Biden and former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko reveals. In the call, which was brought to light by Ukrainian politician Andriy Derkach, the outgoing veep told Poroshenko that he had withheld certain information […]

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University Students, Faculty, Sorority Start GoFundMe for Rioter Arrested in Lancaster

Multiple students, student groups, and even faculty members have expressed their support for an online fundraiser attempting to pay for the legal fees of one of the rioters arrested in Lancaster, Pennsylvania over the weekend, as reported by Breitbart. The rioter in question is 20-year-old Kathryn Patterson, a sorority girl who was among the 13 […]

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Military Commander Says No Proof has Been Established for ‘Russian Bounties’ Story

A top commander of American troops in Afghanistan admitted in a recent interview that the intelligence community has still been unable to confirm reports that Russia allegedly paid the Taliban to kill American soldiers in the region, according to NBC News. General Frank McKenzie made the statements in an interview with NBC, admitting that “it […]

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Facebook Incorrectly Flags Trump Campaign Video of Biden as ‘False’

A video posted to Facebook by the Trump campaign-affiliated group Latinos for Trump was incorrectly flagged as “false” by the social media giant, as reported by the Washington Free Beacon. The video featured former Vice President and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at a campaign event in Florida. Biden attempted to express his support for […]

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Morning Greatness: A.G. Barr Delivers Some Sedition Smackdown

Good Thursday morning. Here is what’s on the president’s agenda today: The president participates in a credentialing ceremony for newly appointed ambassadors to Washington, D.C. President Trump delivers remarks at the White House Conference on American History The president delivers remarks at a Great American Comeback Event Mosinee, WI Bill Barr wants to lay the […]

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Report: AG Barr Pushes for Sedition Charges Against Violent Rioters

Attorney General William Barr advised federal prosecutors in a conference call last week to consider charging the rioters and insurrectionists who committed violent crimes at demonstrations this year with sedition, the New York Times reported. Barr told the feds on the call that they needed “to crack down on rioting, looting, assaults on law enforcement […]

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The Executioner’s Face Is Always Well-Hidden

Just as the nuclear age stimulated open and public discussion of nuclear deterrence and nuclear defense, we need open and public discussion of biological deterrence and biological defense.

ersonally, I am not reassured when scientists who have no experience in offensive biological warfare and who are not privy to sound intelligence tell us COVID-19 was not produced in a lab. I am even less reassured when, each time we see the argument, it is an argument from individual ignorance: “COVID-19 does not have […]

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New State Department Measures Should Lead to Broader Exposure of Iran’s Crimes

If the United States is serious about putting “maximum pressure” on Iran, it will demand accountability from high-ranking officials who have overseen political assassinations on Western soil, as well as a laundry list of other crimes.

he State Department last week issued a statement updating an earlier announcement of visa restrictions on 14 Iranian nationals. The update took the valuable step of identifying the targets by name and specifying they had been responsible for “gross violations of human rights” while “acting under the highest orders of their government to silence opposition […]

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Homeless Anarchy in Los Angeles

Police in Los Angeles, like in all cities run by progressive liberals, are up against a system that is failing. It makes their jobs nearly impossible.

nyone thinking about blaming the police for the anarchy that grips America’s liberal cities is not paying attention. The police know how to do their jobs. The politicians, elected by progressive liberals, do not let them. And often enough, even when there are laws remaining on the books that might permit prosecution, activist prosecutors, also […]

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Enter at Your Own Risk: Bill de Blasio’s America

Americans are getting a taste of the anti-police rhetoric New Yorkers have suffered for years, and they’re not on board.

ay what you will about Bill de Blasio—he was ahead of the curve. While the anti-cop fury may be a new phenomenon in the heartland, it’s old hat for Hizzoner. The left-wing mayors and politicians across the country who are now abandoning police departments are just following in the footsteps of de Blasio. As violent […]

Elections

An October Surprise in the Waiting

President Trump should take his shot for a hat trick on terrorism.

t the Republican National Convention last month, Carl and Marsha Mueller told the nation how in 2013 their daughter Kayla was kidnapped by Islamic State terrorists, tortured, and repeatedly raped by the Islamic State’s Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. During this 18-month ordeal, Kayla’s father explained, the government let them down, but “if Donald Trump had been […]

Greatness Agenda

Front Line Dispatch from China’s Economic War Against the U.S.

We are engaged in an economic war with the CCP and the future of our nation is more important than any company’s quarterly earnings report.

he Chinese Communist Party’s economic war against the United States continues. The CCP is preparing to launch a major campaign to fleece American investors of billions of dollars to fund its drive for global hegemony. And it’s getting help from some of the biggest names on Wall Street, a virtual fifth column for the brutal […]

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Fox News ‘Outnumbered’ Hosts Cut Off Newt Gingrich After He Links George Soros to Violent Riots

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich found himself clearly “outnumbered” on Fox News Wednesday morning when he was shushed by the hosts for invoking the name of left-wing hedge fund billionaire George Soros. The “Outnumbered” panel was discussing the costly impact months of race riots have had on small businesses in riot-torn communities, when […]