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The Tyranny of Small Things

I recently spent an hour-and-a-half standing outside a Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles office, waiting for the privilege of paying $72 to renew my driver’s license. I stood outside because there was no room to stand inside: the small offices were entirely occupied by the rest of the line and two—only two—employees. With relative efficiency, […]

2016 Election • America • Deep State • Democrats • Donald Trump • Greatness Agenda • The Culture • The Left • The Leviathian State • The Media • The Resistance (Snicker)

Partisans in Nonpartisan Clothing: The Media and Trump

Conservative columnist Victor Lasky opened his excellent 1977 book, “It Didn’t Start With Watergate,” by observing Watergate can be considered a media event. For without its demonstrated hostility to Nixon particularly, and right-of-center Republicans generally, Watergate would not have been blown up into hysterical proportions. The fact is that Democratic scandals of comparable, if not […]

2016 Election • America • American Conservatism • Center for American Greatness • Conservatives • Deep State • Donald Trump • Greatness Agenda • political philosophy • The Culture • The Left • The Leviathian State • The Media

The Delusional Press for Power of the Anti-Trump Crowd

Over the last few years, I have several times had occasion to cite Charles Mackay’s 19th-century classic Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds. The title by itself captures something essential about our situation. But the particulars of the stories Mackay tells form an engaging collage of social history quite apart from the general […]

2016 Election • America • Big Media • Deep State • Democrats • Donald Trump • Intelligence Community • The Culture • The Leviathian State • The Media • Trump White House

Combating the Power of Media Lies

In the last few days two supposed revelations  have shaken Donald Trump’s Presidency. The first, the May 15 Washington Post claim that in a meeting with Russian officials the previous week, President Trump “revealed to them highly classified information.” The Posts’ anonymous sources, went on to assert that “Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of […]

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Romancing Reactionaries: Andrew Sullivan, the Left, and Not Getting It

“Donald Trump is not being reasonable…. But, then, man does not live by reason alone, fortunately. Trump, who believes that excess can be a virtue, is as American as Manhattan’s skyline, which expresses the Republic’s erupting energies. He says the skyscraper is necessary because it is unnecessary. He believes architectural exuberance is good for us […]

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Who are the Real “Snowflakes,” Leftists or Conservatives?

The country is in a new era. Unfortunately, far too many of those who have grown comfortable as prominent spokespersons of the “conservative” media either don’t or won’t notice this. These self-avowed “conservatives”—they have been on radio and television airwaves for years—continue to prattle on as if it was 1994. They continue to mock their […]

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A New Hope: Trump is Han Solo, not Darth Vader

As we enter yet another day of unhinged, unsupported attacks on the president, it is a good time to take a moment to analyze where the motivations on both sides are. Those on the left, with their core of true believers in the legacy media, see themselves as fighting a heroic resistance battle. After all, […]

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The Nightmares and the Realities of Never Trump

Rarely in the last half-century have so many elite conservatives and intellectuals been so estranged both from a Republican administration and from those who voted for it—neither have they become so animated in their antipathy and disgust for a sitting president. During the 2016 election, and the current Trump presidency, there have appeared four implicit […]

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The Judgments of The Lord: Trump at Liberty University

The establishment, Right and Left, spent the weekend imagining the Founders had envisioned the linchpin of republican government to be an independent federal celebrity policeman. President Trump spent the weekend acting as President in the manner the Founders hoped. In a speech Saturday at Liberty University, President Trump traversed ground he has covered before and […]

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Russia Story Shows How the Media Killed Journalism

On the heels of a particularly contentious week in politics, the president has fired his quixotic FBI Director, James Comey. He explains that it’s because Comey was a terrible leader of the FBI (he was), but the media insists that it was because Comey was closing in on the “truth” of Trump’s collusion with Russia […]

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Trump Maintains Momentum Despite Malicious Media

It’s Tuesday, so it must be time for another look at the News, Fake News, and Very Fake News. As I had occasion to note in March, the “motor of fake news is not inaccuracy. It’s malice.” Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, writes a memo for President Trump outlining the case against former FBI […]

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Michelle Obama’s Crap Sandwich

Why was Michelle Obama so angry at Donald Trump last week? Her dander is up for the same reason her husband’s is—Trump is systematically chipping away at their “legacy.” Speaking at a health conference last week, Mrs. Obama expressed horror at Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s announcement that his department would be easing regulations on national […]

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American Greatness Means an End to Identity Politics

Liberal commentators like to interpret Donald Trump’s slogan “Make America Great Again” as code for a racist agenda. One day on MSNBC during the campaign, Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson put it neatly,  . . . whiteness and nation are seen to be indissolubly linked. And, as a result of that, you don’t have to talk […]

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Congressional Republicans Go Wobbly with Calls for Special Prosecutor

Elected Republicans tend to go wobbly when it comes to resisting the deranged Left. Paradoxically, this is especially true when the GOP holds the reins of power. Of course, this is not true of every elected Republican but it is true of enough of them for it to be a real and ongoing problem. After […]

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A Return to Revering Motherhood Will Take Baby Steps

Recently, I traveled to the Midwest to visit my Father and for the purpose to taking him on a trip to visit his newest grandchild, my nephew. During that trip, I noticed that he started, in certain instances, to refer to me as “Mom.” Regular readers at American Greatness may recall that back in January, […]

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The FBI Does Not Need Another Don Quixote as Director

In Miguel de Cervantes’ classic 17th century work, Don Quixote, the eponymous character becomes enamored with the concept of chivalry. Believing that chivalry was dead and in need of rehabilitation, Quixote assumes he is the last chivalrous man alive. Thus, he resolves to single-handedly revive chivalry and bring justice to all. Of course, as the […]

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The Hellscape of an SJW’s “City in Speech”

A curious document has begun to make the rounds on social media. The “Alternatives/Substitutes for Problematic Language” (you now need to request permission to view the document . . . hmmm) is a remarkably candid distillation of what the Social Justice/campus Left in particular and the political Left more broadly have been agitating for and […]

2016 Election • America • Democrats • Donald Trump • Russia • The Media • The Resistance (Snicker) • Trump White House

The Vast Left-Wing Russia Conspiracy Exposed

The Democrats and their accomplices in the Republican Party have peddled the vast left-wing conspiracy that the president and Vladimir Putin “colluded” with one another in the months leading up to Election Day since late last summer.   Though I have already spilled exponentially more ink on this topic than it deserves, a few more […]

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Is Joe Scarborough The Next Keith Olbermann?

Joe Scarborough is rapidly becoming this generation’s Keith Olberman. And that’s bad news for Joe Scarborough. Olbermann already played out this attack-dog role on MSNBC during the Bush years and Scarborough should recall that with caution. Look what it did for Olbermann. Fired by his network, he now peddles his unique blend of conspiracy theories […]

America • American Conservatism • Americanism • Declaration of Independence • Defense of the West • Donald Trump • Immigration • Law and Order • self-government • Terrorism • The Left • Trump White House

Trump’s Border Wall Will Protect Human Rights

Over the last century or so, the definition of rights has been, through heedlessness and cynicism, expanded to include “rights” that are not rights at all—a process that has had a pernicious effect on human freedom and the ongoing respect of genuine rights. Nevertheless, most of us here in America, no matter what our political […]