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.

Unteachable Moments

A great deal of the Left’s grip on the culture is rooted in its collective ability to manipulate information in the form of official narratives in the news, history, or statistics. The contemporary political goal comes first, and the facts are backfilled, manipulated, and emphasized or deemphasized accordingly. In other words, much of

By | 2019-05-21T22:18:34-07:00 May 15th, 2019|

Will the Good Economy Be Enough to Carry Trump to Reelection?

The conventional wisdom treats presidential elections partly as referenda on the economy. If things are going well, the incumbents usually win. It remains to be seen if this takes Trump across the finish line a second time. Bill Clinton famously won in 1992 by pointing to the effects of the recession then underway:

By | 2019-05-06T21:43:50-07:00 May 6th, 2019|

Control the Narrative, Save the West

Although the mechanism is mysterious, it often seems as though a centralized control center is issuing out for dissemination the turns of phrase and interpretations of events to be spread by celebrities, prestige journalists, and other influencers. These narratives end up influencing and controlling the way we think about things. Political correctness has

By | 2019-04-29T18:28:00-07:00 April 29th, 2019|

Was Robert Mueller Colluding With Russia?

The Mueller Report was released last week. Undoubtedly it will be discussed much more than it is read. Many of the salient facts were already well-known, including Russian efforts to sow chaos and division among Americans during the 2016 presidential election using “active measures.” These sophisticated propaganda and narrative-making tools find their origins

By | 2019-04-23T20:02:59-07:00 April 22nd, 2019|

Is the Border a Crisis or Not?

When Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, immigration was on the minds of millions of Americans. Trump single-handedly destroyed the old consensus of the Republican Party’s political experts, who believed being soft on social matters and free-market-oriented on economics was the recipe for success. Instead, he capitalized on the large cohort of

By | 2019-04-08T16:54:38-07:00 April 8th, 2019|

The Elite Pulls Up the Ladders Behind Them

The recent college admissions scandal is something to behold. While it’s always been known that wealthy alumni might bestow a small leg-up for their progeny through well-timed gifts, the unvarnished cheating on tests, bribes to coaches and admissions personnel, and the shameless participation of wealthy parents truly removes all pretense that the system

By | 2019-03-19T08:47:28-07:00 March 18th, 2019|