Since we are unlikely to prevail on the president to prepare an alternative to a ruling class that is ready to meld with the Sandersistas, it behooves conservatives to put together our own plans and lists of people to implement them.
Our ultimate objective, unlike that of our enemies, is “peace among ourselves and with all nations.” But what kind of peace we may get depends on the extent to which we may compel our enemies to leave us in peace. And for that, we must do unto them more and before they do unto us.
The U.S national security establishment’s failures, followed by its members’ profitable retirements on corporate boards, has earned them rejection as corrupt incompetents. Wrapping themselves in pretenses of patriotic commitment and expertise has made them contemptible.
The best course for the United States and Russia is to recognize that their common interest in peace in the Mediterranean requires parallel measures to restrain Erdoğan.
The United States has preferred toothless sanctions over victory. But sometimes the right sanctions are deadlier than atom bombs.
So egregious have been the ruling class’s attacks on Donald Trump, so shameless has been the sanctimony with which men such as William Webster have defended their biased governing rules, that the rest of us are well nigh compelled to give it a double dose of its own medicine.
Judicial pre-authorization for our national security bureaucracies’ actions has taught them dysfunctional practices and created a secret body of law that has undermined Americans’ civil liberties.
In 2016 and since, we have learned that our ruling class has amassed the power and developed the taste to revel in making us miserable. We have also learned that to avoid this, we must undo or separate ourselves from them, their structures, and priorities.
An inspector general’s report underscores how the FBI departed from its tradition of professionalism and honesty in pursuit of domestic political influence.
Precisely because the Democrats and their kept media realize that the former national security advisor is unlikely to be a witness to their liking, he is unlikely to be a witness at all.
We are asked to believe that the nation is being saved. In fact, some very dirty dogs are biting American voters.
The oft-repeated statement that America suffers from meritocracy is the opposite of the truth. Pretense of excellence, not excellence itself, is the ground on which the U.S. ruling class bases its claim to legitimacy.
Valuing means over ends is a bad idea. And alliances should never become ends in themselves.
With William McRaven’s call to oust President Trump—maybe through impeachment, maybe through a coup—the military officer class joins the establishment in claiming a right to rule, regardless of the outcome of elections.
As Plato shows, doing good to those who have done you good and harming those who have harmed you is far from all there is to justice. But to do the opposite is obviously stupid, as well as unjust and dishonorable.
The only way for Americans to avoid being pulled down in a vortex of the self-indulgent ignorance that characterizes our education establishment is to cut loose from that establishment: to stop funding it, and to create another, honest one.
The CIA whistleblower "scandal" is nothing of the sort. It's about the constitutional power of the president to make foreign policy—and the intelligence community's obligation to submit to the president's authority. No more, no less.
The most interesting thing about this left-wing violence is that it happens almost exclusively in places where the police power is in the hands of progressives whose police stand aside as the violent ones do their work . . .
The logic of the ruling class’s campaign against white supremacy cannot end in the deplorables’ peaceful submission because that campaign itself has no natural end. Some of the class’s components are sure to push for ever-stricter measures. But an inherently abusive campaign of racial profiling itself guarantees deadly friction.
Government sponsorship of violence against opponents or complacency in the face of incitement to violence is a powerful tool of political repression. Regimes such as […]