Articles by Erik Root

Keeping Christmas Great

Christmas season is upon us, which means it is another opportunity for legacy media to take shots at President Trump and his elegant wife, Melania. What could possibly be the latest outrage? Same as every year—their supposed poor aesthetic taste in their choices for Christmas decorations at the People’s House. This year the substantive criticisms […]

Natural Disasters and the AR-15

As I was traveling from Jacksonville, Florida back home up the I-95, hundreds of electric power service vehicles from several companies were making their way south. Among those service vehicles were the ubiquitous Asplundh tree clearing trucks meshed in between the convoys. For people living on the East Coast, these were anxious days because as […]

Music in the 80s Sucked

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John Dean: Still a Crook

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Our Tech Slave Power

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Nixon, Marini, and the Russia Hoax

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Linda Chavez and Her Opinion Hammer

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A New American Agenda

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The Return of Classical (and Manly) Shaving

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Leftist Grinches See Red over the White House Christmas Display

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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 […]

American Publius: Grant Reconsidered

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Good Taste Returns to the White House this Christmas

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Jeff Flake’s Flaky ‘Conservatism’

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The Biggest Threat to the First Amendment is the Press Itself

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Judge Orrick’s Nullification of the Rule of Law

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Let My People Go: Removing the Shackles of Academic Jim Crow

On Wednesday March 29, Betsy DeVos, the Secretary of Education, gave a thoughtful speech before the Brookings Institution. The speech was a substantive development in a week otherwise dominated by the ongoing investigation into the Trump administration, which—as it happens—is turning into an investigation of Democrat spying. In her speech DeVos’s noted that, “parents know […]

A Time for Choosing

Last month I threw away nearly all my old National Review magazines. Watching the decline of a publication once home to a conservative intellectual elite has been sad to watch, and it has darkened many friendships. But the times called for clarity and for distinctions to be made. Although we may long for reconciliation, that […]