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

How Checklist Conservatism Failed America

Conservatives have long believed that they were the only ones who could save America and return her to her former glory. But it turns out, mainstream American conservatism was built on sand. From the beginning, it rallied the faithful around simple negation: “standing athwart history yelling ‘Stop!’” What started as a clever slogan became a

By | 2016-12-19T10:09:31+00:00 October 4th, 2016|

Election Outlook & A Look at the Finance Economy with Ben Boychuk (PODCAST)

The top conservative scholars in the country signed a joint declaration supporting Donald that we published on American Greatness. Ben Boychuk joins me to discuss the politics of this big endorsement. Also, I explain how Donald Trump can run away with the election if he hits one theme harder. If Trump runs hard against Wall

By | 2016-10-03T09:36:53+00:00 October 3rd, 2016|

Scholars & Writers for Trump

Scholars & Writers for America Given our choices in the presidential election, we believe that Donald Trump is the candidate most likely to restore the promise of America, and we urge you to support him as we do.   Charles Akeman, University of California, Santa Barbara Jeffrey H. Anderson, Ph.D., author of “An Alternative to

By | 2016-09-29T23:06:09+00:00 September 28th, 2016|

The 8 Big Lies About Donald Trump

Liar. Tyrant. Racist. Nazi. These are some of the choice descriptors America’s scribbling class applies to Donald Trump. While they’re busy consuming hours of free coffee shop Wi-Fi and furiously pounding out hyperventilating opinion pieces we decided to look at the eight big lies being told about Donald Trump. 1) He lies all the time.

By | 2016-09-23T16:45:01+00:00 September 23rd, 2016|

Donald Trump Becomes A Happy Warrior

Donald Trump is in the zone right now. He appeared in front of a massive "Les Deplorables" banner in Miami Friday night with “Do You Hear The People Sing?” from Les Misérables pumping and the crowd roaring its defiance at Hillary Clinton’s slander. Trump is relaxed, he’s funny, and he’s clearly enjoying the campaign trail.

By | 2016-09-17T01:57:04+00:00 September 16th, 2016|

We’d Never Pass the 1964 Civil Rights Act Today

  Congress would never pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964 today. There would be no need. And therein lies the root of the deepening crisis facing the republic.   The Civil Rights Act was a major expansion and clarification of civil rights law in the United States and as such touched on core constitutional

Who Said It, Hillary Clinton or Conservatism, Inc.?

  In light of Hillary Clinton calling Trump supporters a "basket of deplorables" I thought it would be fun to play a game.  There has been a lot of moral preening on the intellectual Right combined with talk about keeping the sacred flame of True Conservatism™ alive.  Tellingly, there has been much more talk about

By | 2016-09-10T13:17:00+00:00 September 10th, 2016|

Resurrecting the Idea of a Christian Society with RR Reno Part 2 (PODCAST)

  Dr. R.R. Reno, editor of First Things, joins me today to continue the discussion we started 2 weeks ago of his timely new book, Resurrecting the Idea of a Christian Society.  I've been making a general nuisance of myself to friends and family about this book, insisting that they buy it, read it, and

By | 2016-09-08T08:36:28+00:00 September 8th, 2016|