Eric Lendrum

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum is a weekly contributor for The Millennial Review, and an occasional contributor for Shield Society. A graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school's Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has worked on several campaigns, including Congressman David Valadao (CA-21), California State Senator Andy Vidak (SD-14), and Santa Barbara City Councilman Frank Hotchkiss. More recently, he has interned for Young America's Foundation and the Heritage Foundation.

Conservatism, Inc. Collides with the Real World

The saga of Kanye West’s recent transformation into a free-thinking, ostensibly right-leaning Twitter phenomenon brings with it interesting developments for the Right. One of these results is a widening of the divisions among what I like to call the “Young Right.” At the epicenter of this divide is the organization Turning Point USA,

By | 2018-05-23T15:14:27+00:00 May 24th, 2018|

Syria Strike: Apocalypse When Redux

Another deadly chemical weapons attack in Syria and another retaliatory airstrike by the United States raises the possibility of not only protracted conflict in the Middle East but escalating tensions with Russia and Iran. Or so we’ve been told. But already, the implications of Friday’s cruise missile attack—as with the limited strike on

By | 2018-04-17T14:58:03+00:00 April 17th, 2018|

Trump’s Revolutionary Foreign Policy: Defend the Homeland

Of all the ways President Donald Trump has revolutionized American politics, foreign policy easily ranks among the most important. Whether it was in his efforts to decimate ISIS or opening up, finally, a path to negotiate nuclear disarmament with North Korea after almost 70 years of stubborn belligerence, the Trump Doctrine has proven

By | 2018-04-06T13:22:36+00:00 April 6th, 2018|

The Real ‘Resistance’ Emerges as the Hollywood Left Founders

Four pillars of the American Left together explain its stranglehold on our culture: the Democratic Party, academia, the media, and Hollywood. The Democrats are a mess. Failing the dramatic upset they predict in the November midterms, their fate will be sealed—for another cycle, anyway. The media, too, is suffering. Americans do not trust

By | 2018-03-30T18:51:42+00:00 March 30th, 2018|

The Great Social Media Purge: No One Is Safe

Social media is often abuzz with politics—from immigration and gun control to infrastructure and tariffs. Rarely is the social media itself the topic of discussion. But now is long past time for that discussion. It is certainly no secret that social media companies are overwhelmingly left-wing, fueling the fake “Russia” conspiracy theory, and

By | 2018-03-07T12:50:00+00:00 March 7th, 2018|

Trump is Not to Blame for the Downfall of the California GOP

As a lifelong Californian, there are few political lies more infuriating to me than the suggestion, repeated recently in the New York Times, that President Trump is somehow at fault for the decline of the California Republican Party. The story goes something like this: Because Trump is tough on immigration, he has made

By | 2018-01-23T15:08:18+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|