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

If There’s a Red Wave Election in 2018, This Will Be Why

As primaries roll by and the midterms approach, it’s worth remembering that for Republicans 2016 represented an opportunity more than a victory. It was a chance for them to help the country break the 30-year-spell the Clintons and the Bushes cast, President Barack Obama notwithstanding. It was also a chance for rank-and-file Republicans

By | 2018-06-09T12:46:34+00:00 June 10th, 2018|

Republicans With A DACA Death Wish

  Why Republicans? Why? I do not share the conventional wisdom about the metaphysical certitude of a Blue Wave™ building somewhere just over the horizon. In fact, I think that Republicans have a fairly strong record and if they stick to the Trump agenda, a very strong platform. After all, the stock market is up,

By | 2018-05-18T14:31:19+00:00 May 18th, 2018|

Dishonesty About Kelly Sadler

  White House aide Kelly Sadler is the object of this week's outrage mob. The cycle is well-known: Dig through someone's past or present comments whether public or private, find something that someone, somewhere finds offensive or can spin as offensive, and then whip up a media frenzy demanding a public shaming, which usually includes

By | 2018-05-12T17:18:39+00:00 May 12th, 2018|

Thinking About Robert Mueller

Federal Judge T.S. Ellis III rapped Robert Mueller's knuckles today. He accused the special counsel of "not really telling the truth" saying also that "It's unlikely you're going to persuade me the special counsel has unfettered power to do whatever he wants." Ouch. This judge gets it.  We are only slowly realizing the scope of the scandal

By | 2018-05-05T09:37:21+00:00 May 4th, 2018|

The Long March—How the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s Changed America (Revisited)

Marx and Marcuse. Gramsci and Ginsberg. Clinton and Obama. From bohemians and radicals to the universities to the White House, how did the Left, with its catechism of negation, seize the high places of our culture and what does it portend for our ability to sustain a civilization that allows and even encourages the pursuit

By | 2018-04-19T10:12:49+00:00 April 19th, 2018|

Happy Anniversary Paul Revere

Paul Revere made his famous ride 243 years ago today warning the colonists of the movement of British troops and leading to the battle on Lexington Green. Remembering and honoring the heroism of our forebears is part of how we continue our civilization. It's part of how we make not just patriots but citizens. Henry

By | 2018-04-18T18:20:37+00:00 April 18th, 2018|

The Conservative Renaissance Has Begun

As President Trump continues to remake the Republican Party in his image, calls for last rites to be given to American conservatism are not just premature—they’re entirely wrong. Accusing Republican voters of political apostasy for supporting Trump is wrong, too. These perspectives are also evidence that the accusers are missing an intellectual and

By | 2018-04-18T14:41:41+00:00 April 18th, 2018|