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

Trump’s Taiwan Call Advances U.S. Interests

America’s foreign policy elites are in an uproar. Again. Or maybe it’s still. It’s hard to keep track of where one censorious tantrum ends and the next begins. This time their casus belli is the President-elect’s phone conversation with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen. They warn us that this upsets the delicate international balance and that

By | 2016-12-06T18:39:50+00:00 December 5th, 2016|

Why Mattis is right for Secretary of Defense with Dr. Mac Owens

  Dr. Mackubin Owens (bio below) joins us to explain why General James Mattis is the right man to head the Department of Defense. Owens, a Marine Corps veteran and national security expert, wrote the definitive essay in support of Mattis (here) explaining that not only does Mattis have the experience and practical wisdom for the

By | 2016-11-30T11:27:36+00:00 November 30th, 2016|

To Whom Are We Thankful?

Today is the day we set aside in America to express our thanks. Thanksgiving is an American distinctive with deep religious roots. We pause as a nation, gather with family and friends and give thanks. But to whom are we thankful and for what? Thankfulness must have an object lest it become an expression of

By | 2016-11-24T12:01:17+00:00 November 24th, 2016|

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)

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

By | 2017-08-03T15:04:28+00:00 October 27th, 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|