Christopher Roach

About Christopher Roach

Christopher Roach is an attorney in private practice based in Florida. He is a double graduate of the University of Chicago and has previously been published by The Federalist, Takimag, The Journal of Property Rights in Transition, the Washington Legal Foundation, the Marine Corps Gazette, and the Orlando Sentinel. The views presented are solely his own.

Open Corruption

A big part of the recent impeachment brouhaha was concern about corruption. Allegedly, President Trump’s call asking the Ukrainians to look into the Bidens and their shady business dealings was corrupt, because it had the potential to benefit Trump politically. The chattering classes, including those on the Left and the NeverTrump Republicans, have been remarkably

By | 2020-02-11T20:44:45-07:00 February 11th, 2020|Tags: |

Republicans Learn How to Use Political Power

In Navy SEAL training, winners of competitive events are often rewarded with extra chow and rest. Losers are punished. As the cadre constantly reminds trainees, “It pays to be a winner.” As we’ve seen with the Democrats’ impeachment debacle and the Republican Senate’s ongoing successes with judges—including the confirmation of Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch

By | 2020-02-03T19:30:47-07:00 February 3rd, 2020|Tags: |

The Real ‘1917’

I recently saw Sam Mendes’ World War I epic, “1917.” The film graphically portrayed the horror of that war to younger generations for whom it is ancient history. Like any epic of that war, it detailed the unromantic realities of trench warfare, the bonds of comrades in arms, the nearly universal dedication to duty, and

By | 2020-01-28T21:34:29-07:00 January 27th, 2020|Tags: |

The Benefits of Trump’s ‘Transactional’ Foreign Policy

The recent drone attack that killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani and a Shiite militia leader in Iraq led predictably to a retaliatory strike by Iran. Twenty or so ballistic missiles were launched at bases in Iraq where U.S. troops were housed. Fortunately, no one was killed. Instead of launching a counterattack, President Trump stopped. Since

By | 2020-01-16T21:09:06-07:00 January 15th, 2020|Tags: |

Trump Should Learn from Reagan to Avoid a Mideast Quagmire

Starting in 1975, Lebanon descended into civil war. Its various ethnic and religious groups—Shia, Sunni, Druze, and Christian—formed factions that alternately fought or aligned with one another. Outsiders, including Palestinians and Syrians, added to the chaos and the bloodshed. Having faced harassment from Palestinian terrorists operating in Lebanon for many years, Israel invaded in 1982.

By | 2020-01-06T19:57:02-07:00 January 6th, 2020|Tags: |

Can the Senate Dismiss the Impeachment Without a Trial?

After the House of Representatives’ recent decision to issue two articles of impeachment, it appears the Democrats are having second thoughts. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) thus far has refused to transmit the articles to the Senate because Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) publicly has expressed doubts regarding the merits of impeachment and the

By | 2019-12-31T00:26:03-07:00 December 30th, 2019|Tags: |

The Right Is a Dissident Movement. Let’s Start Acting Like One

An Iowa man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for stealing and then burning a rainbow gay pride flag from a local church. Adolfo Martinez is no angel; in fact, he has a record with numerous previous arrests. But the real reason his sentence was so long is that the prosecutor classified this

By | 2019-12-23T20:18:23-07:00 December 23rd, 2019|Tags: |

The FBI, Impeachment, and the Question of Motive

News arrived last week that emboldened both the president’s supporters and his opponents. The inspector general’s report on the FBI’s 2016 investigation of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign revealed significant mistakes and irregularities, which, in the words of the Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz, do not “vindicate anybody.” At nearly the same time, the

By | 2019-12-17T22:47:26-07:00 December 16th, 2019|Tags: |

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