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

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 |2018-08-24T19:37:32-07:00August 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 |2018-08-08T13:28:53-07:00August 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 |2018-08-04T07:24:37-07:00August 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 |2018-06-09T12:46:34-07:00June 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 |2018-05-18T14:31:19-07:00May 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 |2018-05-12T17:18:39-07:00May 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 |2018-05-05T09:37:21-07:00May 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 |2018-04-19T10:12:49-07:00April 19th, 2018|