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

Biography Is Not Enough, for John McCain or Anyone Else

Biography does not predict success in office. It never has. And yet we’re all drawn to it. We love personal stories of heroism, sacrifice, challenges overcome, outstanding virtue. That said, we should also recognize that a compelling back story may be necessary, but it is not a sufficient condition for political greatness. Which

By | 2018-09-10T11:05:57-07:00 September 10th, 2018|

America 2025: Made Great Again

Exhausted. Exhilarated. Thankful. And ready to get back to work. Those are some of my feelings after watching President Kobach take the oath of office this morning. But more than anything else, today is a day of contented reflection. The past decade has been one of constant activity. Since the day Donald Trump

By | 2018-08-31T14:20:15-07:00 September 1st, 2018|

Pay Attention to the Killing of Mollie Tibbetts

Iowa police announced this week what we long suspected: Mollie Tibbetts, the Iowa college student who was missing for over a month, is dead. The preliminary autopsy report, released Thursday, reveals that she was killed by “multiple sharp force injuries.” Prosecutors have filed first-degree murder charges against Cristhian Rivera, a 24-year-old Mexican who

By | 2018-08-24T19:37:32-07:00 August 25th, 2018|

Let’s Not Throw the Word Treason Around

When they talk about President Trump, why are so many Democratic politicians talking about treason? Whatever they may truly believe, why are they letting their inflammatory rhetoric become decoupled from the facts?By doing so, they are setting the country on a dangerous, unpredictable trajectory that could lead to a crisis of political legitimacy. And

By | 2018-08-08T13:28:53-07:00 August 8th, 2018|

Mika’s Right—Somebody’s Coming Unhinged

Feelings of impotence often lead to rage. Witness the recent escalation of the rhetoric directed at the president from the anti-Trump media. As the president’s approval rating hovers at or near its highs in polls from the Wall St. Journal/NBC News and Rasmussen and Special Counsel Robert Mueller is prosecuting decade-old crimes against

By | 2018-08-04T07:24:37-07:00 August 3rd, 2018|

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 | 2019-04-20T17:07:46-07:00 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 | 2018-05-18T14:31:19-07:00 May 18th, 2018|