Brandon J. Weichert

About Brandon J. Weichert

Brandon J. Weichert is a geopolitical analyst who manages The Weichert Report. He is a contributing editor at American Greatness and a contributor at The American Spectator . His writings on national security have appeared in Real Clear Politics and he has been featured on the BBC and CBS News. Follow him on Twitter at @WeTheBrandon.

Raise Marginal Tax Rates to Own the Libs

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and a retinue of other Democratic Party notables love the idea of high taxes. For them, soaking the rich is the way forward. And for any self-respecting Establishment Republican, raising tax rates is crazytalk unworthy of taking seriously. There’s nothing to see here in the appeal it

By | 2019-02-10T21:33:28-07:00 February 10th, 2019|

The New York Times Proves There’s No Russia Collusion

The New York Times wants you to believe that President Trump “colluded” with Russian intelligence to swing the 2016 presidential election in his favor. A “breaking” story, released late last week, carried the conclusive headline: “F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia.” But the story is neither

By | 2019-01-14T20:56:37-07:00 January 15th, 2019|

The Party of Abortion Thinks Republicans Are Satanic

Christian Bale rightly won the Golden Globe for his stellar performance in the mostly fictional biopic, “Vice.” As the Welshman accepted his award, though, he thanked Satan for inspiring his performance, calling Cheney, along with Republican Senate Majority Mitch McConnell, “charisma-free assholes.” I refuse to defend Mitch McConnell. The claim that Dick Cheney

By | 2019-01-07T13:00:50-07:00 January 7th, 2019|

Chinese Biotech Threatens America

Modern medical science is simply extraordinary. The advent of biotechnology has allowed for truly innovative research, discovering cures for some of the most complex and dangerous diseases known to humanity. Yet, for all the good biotechnology and advanced medical research can achieve, in the wrong hands, it can be abused and misused. Consider China.First,

By | 2019-01-02T21:00:29-07:00 January 2nd, 2019|

Dick Cheney Was Not Evil

Dick Cheney doesn’t have a heart. That, at least, is the intended conclusion one is supposed to draw from the recent Dick Cheney biopic, “Vice,” starring Christian Bale. In “Vice,” audiences are subjected to a torrent of subliminal messages suggesting Dick Cheney is an abnormal human being; a political Svengali, worshiping at the

By | 2018-12-31T20:13:05-07:00 December 31st, 2018|

Our Politics Now: Up vs. Down, Not Left vs. Right

If you were to view the evolution of politics in the West in traditional left versus right terms, you undoubtedly would see the political preferences of most people have shifted leftward. Just look at how most Americans view federal spending: total government spending (federal, state, and local) accounts for 37.7 percent of the

By | 2018-12-26T15:25:26-07:00 December 26th, 2018|

Trump Is Right About Syria (and Turkey)

The United States is no longer the sole superpower in the world. Of course, it is the most dominant force on the planet, but that dominance—relative to the capabilities of other countries—has declined. Revanchist states, such as Russia, China, or Iran—even “friendly” states that have become disenchanted by the West, such as Turkey—are

By | 2018-12-21T21:11:05-07:00 December 21st, 2018|