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.

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: |

London Bridge Attack Demonstrates the Defects of Diversity Cult

Over an otherwise peaceful Thanksgiving, the only news that really stood out was a terrorist knife attack in London. Two people were killed by an Islamic terrorist. The capstone of the attack was a dramatic and improvised takedown of the terrorist by some locals, who used a fire extinguisher and . . . a narwhal

By | 2019-12-03T22:25:37-07:00 December 2nd, 2019|Tags: |

Transgenderism and the Politics of Irreparable Harm

For a very long time, conservatives had been engaged in a fighting retreat. They might parry a thrust here or weaken a law there, but overall, they were losing. They fought the New Deal, the Great Society, the Sexual Revolution, gay marriage, and affirmative action. In every case, they lost. The social welfare state expanded,

By | 2019-11-25T19:43:16-07:00 November 25th, 2019|Tags: |

Attack of the Groypers

Over the past month, the far-Right’s troll culture turned against Conservatism, Inc., by haranguing the establishment’s “youth outreach” guy, Charlie Kirk of Turning Point USA (TPUSA). TPUSA is a large and well-funded youth movement, but it is starting to lose its audience because many are asking what exactly TPUSA aims to conserve? The answers they

By | 2019-12-05T06:22:39-07:00 November 21st, 2019|Tags: |

Neglect of Foreign Policy Led to the Deep State

Questions of foreign policy, particularly those of war and peace, are among the most critical in politics. A lost war can destroy an empire and erase a nation. Victory can attain safety, security, and prosperity for many generations. An inconclusive campaign—such as our neverending stalemate in Afghanistan—can sap national confidence and shatter the minds and

By | 2019-11-18T19:35:29-07:00 November 18th, 2019|Tags: |

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