Erik Root

About Erik Root

Erik Root, Ph.D is a writer living in North Carolina.

Our Tech Slave Power

There can be no doubt any longer that Facebook, Google, Twitter, and their subsidiaries—YouTube, Instagram, Periscope, among others—are trying to suffocate political speech. These American companies have chosen political sides with the Democratic Party, donating what amounts to an in-kind political contribution by silencing those who disagree with them. Consider that techno censors

By | 2019-05-14T19:15:17-07:00 May 14th, 2019|

Nixon, Marini, and the Russia Hoax

In a recent essay reflecting on John Marini’s excellent new book, Unmasking the Administrative State, Ken Masugi wrote that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report amounted to a rerun from the Nixon era. It is certainly a repeat performance of sorts, but it looks like it will not conclude in the same satisfying way

By | 2019-04-21T11:17:25-07:00 April 16th, 2019|

Linda Chavez and Her Opinion Hammer

Appearing last week on CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” part-time Republican/part-time Democrat Linda Chavez labeled as “white nationalists” those who support President Trump, or who are anti-anti Trump. In fact, anyone who believes in defending America’s borders is rooting for the return of a nation bound by the blood of the fatherland:

By | 2019-03-23T17:07:48-07:00 March 23rd, 2019|

A New American Agenda

Daniel McCarthy’s essay, “The New Conservative Agenda” which appears in the March issue of First Things, deserves serious attention.  McCarthy correctly finds that “conservatism” has waned and stagnated since Ronald Reagan left office. What is worse, it was our own conservative elites who allowed this to happen. To remedy this atrophy, he argues,

By | 2019-03-09T16:28:08-07:00 March 9th, 2019|

Leftist Grinches See Red over the White House Christmas Display

Last year I wrote that good taste had returned to the White House in the aesthetic arrangement of Christmas decorations. This year, with the theme “American Treasures” Melania Trump continues to exhibit good taste as, in addition to honoring well established Christian tradition, she also pays homage to “the unique heritage of America”

By | 2018-12-01T22:58:49-07:00 December 1st, 2018|

About That Kavanaugh Poll

A poll recently conducted by NBC/WSJ from September 16-19 purportedly showing strong opposition to Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court has several flaws and is yet another example of the news media trying to soften public opinion toward Kavanaugh’s accuser. In essence, the poll is completely meaningless. First, the poll surveys “registered voters.” As

By | 2018-09-24T08:40:51-07:00 September 24th, 2018|

American Publius: Grant Reconsidered

Summing up the importance of Ulysses S. Grant is a daunting task, given his ascension to the American political scene followed the august statesmanship of Abraham Lincoln. Review of Grant by Ron Chernow (Penguin Press, 1,104 pages, $40) Any president who followed so closely upon the heels of our martyred 16th president

By | 2018-02-03T15:52:22-07:00 February 3rd, 2018|

Good Taste Returns to the White House this Christmas

Though the hate-filled press would like you to think otherwise, this Christmas we have witnessed a return to a classic sense of style at the White House. The much-discussed Trump Christmas decor has contributed to this proper and appropriate appreciation of style which—as opposed to fashion—is timeless. Adam Flusser, the master

By | 2017-12-10T11:31:02-07:00 December 9th, 2017|

Jeff Flake’s Flaky ‘Conservatism’

U.S. Senator Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) has written a terrible screed against Donald Trump posing as a conservative, arguing that Trump must be toppled or the Republican Party will suffer dire electoral consequences next year and in the years to come. Flake blames the current state of affairs on the GOP’s tolerance for certain

By | 2017-08-06T15:03:42-07:00 August 1st, 2017|