Mytheos Holt

About Mytheos Holt

Mytheos Holt is a senior contributor to American Greatness and a senior fellow at the Institute for Liberty. He has held positions at the R Street Institute, Mair Strategies, TheBlaze, and National Review. He also worked as a speechwriter for U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, and reviews video games at Gamesided. He hails originally from Big Sur, California, but currently lives in Arlington, Virginia. Yes, Mytheos is his real name.

Young Americans for Folly

It was the Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) convention of 1968, and a conservative civil war was in the process of erupting. A vocal faction of libertarian students, incensed at YAF’s ongoing support for the Vietnam War, burned their draft cards in protest, which prompted a quite literal floor fight with the traditionalist

By | 2018-05-25T23:34:04+00:00 May 26th, 2018|

Anarcho-Tyranny in the UK

Disturbing news has come to light from the United Kingdom this morning, courtesy of author and journalist Lauren Southern, and of Cassandra Fairbanks at Gateway Pundit. Apparently, after being arrested while live on film, for nothing more than covering a trial of suspected participants in a rape grooming gang, the controversial anti-Islam activist Tommy Robinson

By | 2018-05-25T13:09:32+00:00 May 25th, 2018|

Conservatism’s Flirtation with Feminism is Suicidal

As any longtime listener to President Trump’s political rhetoric knows, the president is fond of reciting Al Wilson’s classic song “The Snake.” The president usually uses the song as a metaphor for the incursion of Islamic terrorists, but its message applies just as strongly to the attempts by unwelcome infiltrators of all types

By | 2018-05-12T07:58:32+00:00 May 11th, 2018|

The Slaughterhouse Escape Election

There is a metaphor to be excavated from this highly amusing story depicting the Great Escape-esque travails of a Polish bovine and her subsequent liberation. Here's the headline, for those who are curious: Cow escapes on way to slaughterhouse, smashes through metal fence, breaks arm of man trying to catch her then swims to safety on island

By | 2018-04-30T20:07:20+00:00 April 30th, 2018|

Evan McMullin: A Colonoscopy

Here is a trivia question that no one will get right in the coming years: Name a Republican candidate for president in 2016 who attracted the support of once-principled conservatives who betrayed their long-held beliefs out of tribal hate, who abused his staff after the campaign was over, grandstanded on Twitter to no

By | 2018-05-01T11:26:12+00:00 April 30th, 2018|

Primary Trump is Making a Comeback

When Donald Trump first announced his candidacy during the infamous escalator ride of June 16, 2015, his speech was unconventional, to say the least. In fact, as the primary went on, “unconventional” practically became Trump’s calling card when it came to campaigning. The ways that Trump managed this at the level of communication

By | 2018-04-22T14:23:48+00:00 April 21st, 2018|

From ‘Looks the Part’ to ‘Sounds the Part’

After weeks of snarky headlines about President Trump failing to find an attorney to lead his legal team, the Washington Post has officially confirmed that Rudy Giuliani is being brought on board to manage the president's legal strategy. Thank God. Trump, who has been looking for a Roy Cohn-alike for a long time, most likely found it in Rudy,

By | 2018-04-19T22:12:33+00:00 April 19th, 2018|

Trump Is Right to Fear Amazon

President Trump’s feud with the shopping giant Amazon is both welcome and overdue. Welcome, because Amazon’s ambitions extend well beyond the monopoly power that Trump has presciently warned about in recent months. Overdue, because while Trump has been complaining about the company since August, his complaints only lately reached the level of alarm

By | 2018-04-07T07:20:50+00:00 April 6th, 2018|

Just Log Off

Facebook’s latest public-relations nightmare increasingly looks likely (and finally) to be the proximate cause of regulation or, at least, interrogation of the company for its business practices. Already, the Federal Trade Commission has signaled that it plans to investigate the company over the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and Congress appears to be growing restive.

By | 2018-03-27T22:28:00+00:00 March 28th, 2018|